Northern San Juan • Entered by Robyn Cascade on October 22, 2019
NSJBB ~ USFS Solitude Monitoring
July 15, 2019 – September 26, 2019
Participants and Hours
|Pre Planning hours||38|
|Post Admin hours||32|
Key Issue: Wilderness and Monuments
Activity Type: Stewardship (monitoring, sampling, planting, etc.)
Key Partners: USFS
Landscape/area: Uncompahgre Wilderness (BLM) (102214 acres)
Outcome 1: Hiked (15 solitude surveys conducted in two wilderness areas)
Outcome 2: Hiked (125 mile(s))
Short Description of Activity
This activity report reflects NSJBB’s entire summer’s USFS solitude monitoring for 5 different trails – 4 in the Uncompahgre Wilderness and 1 in Mt Sneffels Wilderness. This is our third season of 5 summers to which we have committed.
Very successful monitoring season with 15 different people monitoring with approx half of those accompanying Broads. 25 monitors total with some of those doing repeat surveys. Some are first time monitors!! Unfortunately, we did not meet our expectation for weekend monitoring on two trails – one did not follow protocol, the other was not monitored on a weekend. We have a new stewardship coordinator, so it’s a learning curve.