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NEWS & EVENTS

SBEADMR Meeting – West Fork Fire Complex- Spruce-Fir issues in general. Thursday, June 4th

Thursday, June 4, 2015 SBEADMR Working Group Pioneer Room, Montrose County Fairgrounds 1:30-4:00 pm Program Continuation of the discussion from the March 12th meeting. West Fork Fire Complex- Spruce-Fir issues in general. Welcome:  Robbie LeValley Introductions: Adam Mendonca, Deputy Forest Supervisor, Rio Grande National Forest Adam Moore, Alamosa District Forester, Co. State Forest Service – Tele-conference.. read more →

GMUG Releases Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) Spruce Beetle Epidemic & Aspen Decline

Dear Citizen: The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests have released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Spruce Beetle Epidemic and Aspen Decline Management Response Project for a 45-day comment period. Only those who have commented during scoping or during this comment period will have standing to object to future decisions on.. read more →

PLP General Membership Meeting set for Thursday, May 7th 1:30 – 3PM

Public Lands Partnership will host a quarterly General Membership Meeting. Thursday, May 7th, 1:30 – 3:00 pm, Pioneer Room, Montrose County Fairgroundd Public Welcome… Program:  MANAGING OUR WATERSHEDS AFTER THE BEETLES (Spring Run-Off) Local Water Issues and the  Western Colorado Governors response to the drought. Presenters: Marc Catlin, Montrose County Dennis Murphy, retires BLM Hydrologist.. read more →

Come see the “Forest through the Trees”… Beetle kill and Forest Ecology – Monday, May 4th, 6PM

Come see the “Forest through the Trees”… Beetlekill and Forest Ecology Monday, May 4th at 6:00 pm Wilkerson Public Library, Telluride, Co Click on the link for more information…http://www.telluridelibrary.org/event/beetlekill-and-forest-ecology/ Sponsored by: Public Lands Partnership San Miguel County Wilkinson Public Library Come see the forest through the trees. Learn more about the current conditions of our forests,.. read more →

PLP Executive Committee Meeting Thursday, May 7th, 12 noon – 1:30 pm

The Next Public Lands Partnership Executive Committee Meeting Thursday, May 7th, 12 noon- 1:30 pm Pioneer Room, Montrose County Fairgrounds. Please click on the following link…  Agenda PLP Ex Comm Agenda 5.7.15 Minutes from the  April 2, 2015 meeting – PLP EC Draft Min. 4.2.15 For more information please contact, Chris Miller, PLP Coordinator at 970-640-7076 read more →

Improving the Health of our Landscapes:

Public land Partnership (PLP) Winter Lecture Series -UnderstandingOur Natural Resources Improving the Health of our Landscapes: Combating Noxious Weeds & Restoring Native Plant Communities April 9, 2015 7:00 PM -8:00 PM Montrose Regional Library District @ 320 S 2nd Street, Montrose The UP Native Plant Program works to provide federal and state agencies with seeds.. read more →

Uncompahgre Plateau CFLRP, Annual Meeting

Uncompahgre Plateau CFLRP Annual Stakeholder’s Meeting Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 9:00am-3:30 pm Hampton Inn, 1980 N Townsend Ave, Montrose, CO Guest presenters, Dr. Tony Cheng, Clay Speas, Kristen Pelz, Curtis Keetch, Todd Gardiner, and  Pam Motley AGENDA Items 2014 Implementation accomplishments 2015 Prioritization of implementation projects Presentation 2014 Monitoring Findings Findings from the Ecological Indicators.. read more →

PLP Executive Committee Meeting, Thursday, April 2, 2015

The next PLP Executive Committee meeting will be Thursday, April 2, 12 noon – 1:30 pm Pioneer Room, Montrose County Fairgrounds Meeting    Agenda PLP Ex Comm Agenda 4.2.15 Minutes from the  March 5th meeting – PLP EC Draft Min. 3.5.15 For more information please contact, Chris Miller, PLP Coordinator at 970-640-7076 read more →

“Meet The Beetles”, our friends to the south, the San Juan Forest Service.

Making plans to deal with the spruce beetle This is   follow-up story to the meeting that the San Juan Forest Service held last week, “Meet The Beetles”.  The expected outcome of the meeting was that everyone gained a baseline understanding of the epidemic… ‘They’re predators, just like a pack of wolves’ By Ann Butler.. read more →

THE BEETLE THAT’S CHEWING UP AMERICA

THE BEETLE THAT’S CHEWING UP AMERICA The more you know… A well-written news article on the pine beetles, the forest fires, and the effects on our economy. The fire, which consumed 110,000 acres of beetle-killed spruce, stole a year’s worth of sales for many businesses in a 100-mile radius after tourists were unable to reach the.. read more →