A Story of People and Landscapes in Transition – The Uncompahgre Plateau 1880 to the present

A Story of People and Landscapes in Transition – The Uncompahgre Plateau 1880 to the present.

Click on link rev edition 2014 – Uncompahgre v.2-2

Acknowledgements
This ethnographic and historical overview of Ranching on the Uncompahgre Plateau was undertaken by the Public Lands Partnership (PLP) for the Forest Plan Revision of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests (GMUG). The project was made possible through a grant from the Ford Foundation’s Community-Based Forestry Demonstration Program. Considerable layout, editing and printing assistance were provided by Kathy Mason and Dr. Tony Cheng of the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.
The Public Lands Partnership extends its sincerest appreciation to the many Uncompahgre community members who provided family histories, photos, stories, field trips, and incredible insights into a landscape in transition. There are too many participants to acknowledge individually, but to one and all, we thank them for their guidance, support, encouragement, and input.
Special recognition goes to the PLP Community Steering Committee and particularly its leader, Dr. Sam Burns. Dr. Burns (now Professor Emeritus) is a noted ethnographer from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. He wrote the bulk of the report input from many hundreds of hours of volunteer assistance. The bulk of that assistance came from the following members of the

PLP Steering Committee:
• Marilyn Cox, Montrose County Historical Society with family ties to the Uncompahgre ranchers
• Jo Gore, Uncompahgre Rancher (now deceased)
• Bernice Musser, Uncompahgre Rancher and Member of the Delta County Museum Society
• Steve Schrock, Public Lands Partnership Member
• Ralph Files, Public Lands Partnership Member
• Dr. Mary Chapman, Coordinator, Public Lands Partnership

Photographs are printed with permission from the Public Lands Partnership. Some photos came from GMUG archives. Access to those archives required much appreciated assistance and support from Carmine Lockwood, Sally Crum, and Leigh Ann Hunt.

Back cover photograph is courtesy of John Fielder

This is the second printing of A Story of People and Landscapes in Transition – The Uncompahgre Plateau from 1880 to the Present (original printing in June 2011). The PLP remains indebted to Kathy Mason and Dr. Tony Cheng of the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO for their continued commitment to publishing this Story.

For more information on how you can request a copy please contact,

Chris Miller, Coordinator
Public Lands Partnership
P.O. Box 3232
Montrose, Colorado 81402
info@publiclandspartnership.org

Revised edition November 2014 –Uncompahgre v.2-2