South San Juan Broadband • Entered by Carole McWilliams on August 2, 2021
Dutch Cr. Allotment visit
July 1, 2021
Participants and Hours
|Pre Planning hours||2|
|Post Admin hours||1|
Key Issue: Livestock Grazing Management
Activity Type: Education & Outreach (tabling, films & lectures, regional B-walks/works)
Key Partners: Columbine RD Range Specialists
Landscape/area: San Juan National Forest (1864595 acres)
Outcome 1: Hiked (7 miles)
Short Description of Activity
Met Sean Kelly and Kate Vassel, FS Range specialists. Hiked Jones Creek trail to Jones Creek key area and learned about key areas and a dot survey of bluegrass and carex. Then down to Hermosa Creek trail to Stoney key area, which was just rocks. No longer a key area, representative of the lower pasture. Hiked out to Lower Hermosa trailhead.
Good relationship building. Sean is very experienced and welcomes our input. He believes the permitees want to do the right thing. We expressed our interest in a healthy forest ecosystem. Both specialists are knowledgeable and interested in a viable, productive forest.