06 Feb 2015

PLP Announces Winter Lecture Series – Understanding Our Natural Resouces

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PLP Announces Winter Lecture Series – Understanding Our Natural Resources

Responding to Threats to Our Forests
Tuesday, February 10, 7:00 p.m.
Over the past decade, thousands of acres of high-elevation aspen and spruce forests in southwest
Colorado have experienced substantial mortality from insects and diseases. In recent years, impacts have rapidly increased and
are moving closer to our area. Resource specialists from the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
(GMUG) will detail these impacts as well as a proposal to implement a variety of silvicultural treatments, including commercial
timber harvest and the use of prescribed fire. Presented by the Public Lands Partnership.

Biology and Management of Bighorn Sheep in the Uncompahgre and San Miguel Watersheds of
SW Colorado
Monday, March 9, 7:00 p.m.
Brad Banulis,Wildlife Biologist with Colorado Parks and Wildlife will detail the ecology, history, and
management of both the Rocky Mountain and desert bighorn sheep populations in our area. Presented by
the Public Lands Partnership.

Native Plants Program
Thursday, April 9, 7:00 p.m.
The Native Plants Program was formed in 2001 to provide federal and state agencies with seeds of native species to use in
landscape-scale restoration efforts. Seed from the region can significantly improve restoration success by preserving genetic diversity
and ensuring that the plants used in re-vegetation projects are adapted for local conditions. Partners include the Colorado
Department of Parks andWildlife,Western Area Power Authority, The Bureau of Land Management, and the USDA
Forest Service. Presented by the Public Lands Partnership.

For more information please contact the Montrose Regional Library District –  Library Programs @ 970-964-2548

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