Join us for a weekend or one-day event in spectacular high country at three sites within 10 miles northwest and southwest of Fairplay.
The headwaters of North Tarryall Creek, Sheep Creek and Beaver Creek have been impacted by illegal motorized activity and social trail development, which has damaged the alpine habitat and sent sediment into the watershed. After equipment preps the sites, volunteers will seed and mulch the area.
We'll be camping in a beautiful location with views across a meadow toward the continental divide.
These are the first and second projects in a series extending through 2019.
Wild Connections is pleased to be working with long-time partners, USFS South Park Ranger District, Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative (MRHI) and Wildlands Restoration Volunteers (WRV).
South Park Alpine Restoration Project Pt 1
Friday - Sunday, Aug 17 - 19, 2018
To register, or for more info, please go to WRV's page here:
The Liatris flowers are starting to bloom and the USFS is preparing for their annual population monitoring effort for the Pawnee montane skipper butterfly in the Upper South Platte Watershed. Volunteers are needed to assist in monitoring the threatened butterfly sub-species Hesperia leonardus montana, the Pawnee montane skipper. Monitoring will consist of using binoculars to observe and record number and gender of skipper butterflies, as well as information about nearby host plants and trees. Volunteers should be 18+ years of age and physically fit enough to hike off-trail in steep country for a whole day. Volunteers will meet in Trumbull, CO. Surveying will take place on the Pike National Forest, South Platte Ranger District, Jefferson and Douglas counties, Upper South Platte River watershed from Cheesman Reservoir area to North Fork confluence. This project will most likely take place from August 20-31, with additional potential dates of September 3-7, 2018. This is subject to change based on observed skipper flight and daily weather conditions. To sign up for this project or ask questions, please contact Mikele Painter, biologist with the Pike National Forest, at 303-275-5614 or at email@example.com.
This plan guides our recommendations to the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land managers on conserving wildlife habitat and quiet use recreation in the central Colorado mountains.
Upcoming WCCP revisions will include re-inventorying select USFS roadless areas, updating BLM inventories and decisions, and adding a climate change analysis to identify climate refugia where flora and fauna can persist with a changing climate.
This webinar is scheduled for September 17, 2018 at a time to be announced. If interested, or for more info, please contact Karl Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org.