Grand Junction • Entered by Sherry Schenk on August 28, 2021

Webinars and seminars

July 1, 2021 – July 30, 2021

Participants and Hours

Pre Planning hours
Post Admin hours
Activity Hours 7
Participants 1
Total Hours 7

Key Issue: Climate Change
Activity Type: Education & Outreach (tabling, films & lectures, regional B-walks/works)
Key Partners: Western Colorado Alliance,, GJFO BLM, Colorado Native Plant Society
Landscape/area: Grand Mesa National Forest (345939 acres)

Short Description of Activity

Webinars for July – Dr. Inouyo speaking about climate change monitoring in the Gothic area = 2 hours, Public Trust Film (presented by WCA) = 3 hours, Ant research seminar (30 years of research on harvester ants) at GJFO BLM = 2 hours,

Reflection/Evaluation

Dr. Inoyuo had documented changes in both plant location and pollinator arrival in the Gothic area over a 30 year period. Currently plants flower at times other than when the pollinators are there. The 2 scientists from U of Houston had come every summer for almost 30 years to monitor activity and changes in harvester ant population north of GJ in the Bookcliffs. The Public Trust film focused on the attempts convert public lands to state or privately owned land/

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