26 Jul 2018

You’re Invited! Third Annual Public Field Trip, Wed. August 8th – RSVP no later than July 30th –

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Forest Service invites public on field trip

T h e G r a n d M e s a , Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests will host the third annual public

field trip for the Spruce Beetle Epidemic and Aspen Decline Management Response project

on Wednesday, Aug. 8. The project is forest-wide and allows commercial and noncommercial

vegetation treatments in response to the spruce beetle and sudden aspen decline epidemics.

All interested members of the public are invited to attend this year’s field trip and interact

with personnel from the GMUG’s staff and science team. This year’s trip will focus on the

Alpine Plateau, southwest of Gunnison. This will be an all-day event. The trip will entail

stops at areas that display a recent/past timber treatments, current spruce beetle activity

and stream courses. Depending upon public interest, small buses will leave the Gunnison

Ranger District office at 7:30 a.m., returning to this location by 5 p.m. If interested, contact

Chris Miller at info@publiclandspartnership.org no later than Monday July 30th

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