A Story of People and Landscapes in Transition – revised edition 2014

The Uncompahgre Plateau 1880 to the present. Click on the following link and it will take you to the revised edition Uncompahgre v.2-2 a story of people rev 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.. read more →

USFS Kids in the Woods – “The Thrill of the Chill” – short Video

The short video tells the story about  the 6th Grade Winter Ecology field trip on the Grand Mesa National Forest this past Feb/March. Over 300 kids got to experience the Thrill of the CHILL… The video captures sixth grade students engaged in winter ecology activities on the Grand Mesa National Forest. Students are learning to.. read more →

Public Lands Partnership no meeting in December

Public Lands Partnership’s next Executive Committee Meeting will be Thursday, January 8th, 2015  instead of the first Thursday of the month.  Time: 12 noon at the Pioneer Room located at the Montrose County Fairgrounds. Happy Holidays from all of us at Public Lands Partnership …please take some time to get out and enjoy your Publci.. read more →

OUR FUTURE FOREST: “Beyond Bark Beetle”, Video Series

  Our Future Forest: Beyond Bark Beetle is a series of 10 short films meant to help the public better understand the bark beetle outbreak in our local forests.  The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests in south central Wyoming and northern Colorado had the idea to produce this educational film series.  They reached out to the.. read more →

SBEADMR Working Group next meeting, December 11th, 9-12 noon

Next Meeting, December 11, 2014, 9-12 noon at the Pioneer Room,  Montrose County Fairgrounds The agenda topics are:  Discussion on Resiliency                                             Review/Comment on the Science Proposal              .. read more →

Agenda – SBEADMR Project Work Group Ocotber 9th

SBEADMR Work Group Kick-off Meeting Thursday, October 9th 1-3 pm Pioneer Room, Montrose County Fairgrounds AGENDA (Tentative) Spruce Beetle Epidemic and Aspen Decline Management Response (SBEADMR) Introductions Kick-off meeting will be facilitated by Susan Hansen • Discuss the role and expectations of the SBEADMR working group • Review the SBEADMR project with specifics on the.. read more →

PLP to convene SBEADMR Working Group Ocotber 9th

A Public Lands Partnership Invitation The Public Lands Partnership (PLP) is seeking individuals to work together as the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forest continues their efforts on an Environmental Impact Statement focused on a Spruce Beetle Epidemic and Aspen Decline Management Response – (SBEADMR project) The PLP is committed to a rich.. read more →

Spruce Beetle Epidemic & Aspen Decline (SBEADMR)

Spruce Beetle Epidemic Aspen Decline Management Response On the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests approximately 300,000 acres have experienced mortality from insects and disease agents over the past decade. This planning effort will allow the Forest Service and stakeholders to act adaptively, proactively and efficiently to changing forest health conditions. This project is.. read more →

Snow Science in the Uncompaghre Watershed: Monitoring Mountain System Change

Wednesday, July 30th, 7pm – Montrose Library Meeting Room Snow Science Flier read more →

Partners Receive Forest Service Chief’s Award

The Chief’s Award is the highest honor in the Forest Service and is presented to individuals and groups who find innovative ways to achieve the strategic goals of the agency. The Uncompahgre Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Partners were presented the award for Sustaining Forests and Grasslands on December 3. Tammy Randall-Parker of the Ouray Ranger District.. read more →