Category Archives: Reports

Integrated Watershed Management in the South Platte Basin: Status and Practical Implementation.

Brief Summary (Water Shed Planning, Community Planning) The fifth annual South Platte Forum will explore the practical implementation issues associated with an integrated approach to watershed management in the South Platte Basin. Last year’s conference laid the conceptual foundation; this … Continue reading

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Special Issue: Forest Challenges Today and Tomorrow.

Summary (Pollution, Wildfires, Recreation, Forest Disease, Forest Ecology, Forest Management, Community Preparedness, Restoration Areas) This report compiled by the Colorado State Forest Service contains information on the current state of forests in Colorado as well as projections as to future … Continue reading

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Water Transfers and their Impacts: Lessons from Three Colorado Water Markets.

Abstract (Water Law, Economic Redevelopment) This paper presents an analysis of the effects of different institutional arrangements and economic environments on water markets. Characteristics of water rights transfers in the South Platte Basin of Colorado and transfers of shares of … Continue reading

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Upper South Platte Watershed Protection and Restoration Project: Pike & San Isabel National Forests. Annual Report 2002.

Brief Summary (Stakeholders, Wildfires) This report stems from a partnership between seven primary partners, each seeking involvement with the Upper South Platte Watershed. This particular report stems from a reaction to the intensity of the fire season of 2002, and … Continue reading

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No Success Like Failure: The Platte River Collaborative Watershed Planning Process.

Abstract (Watershed Planning) This article discusses the “collaborative” watershed planning process on one large, complex river system in the central United States: the Platte River in Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming. Discussions of the collaborative approach to environmental decision-making often proceed … Continue reading

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Review of U.S.D.A. Forest Service Community-Based Watershed Restoration Partnerships Appendix: Reviews of Watershed Projects.

Summary (Restoration Areas, Watershed Planning, Economic Redevelopment) The Blue Mountain Demonstration Area BMDA was initiated through agreement between Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber Chief the Forest Service Mike Domback and Assistant Secretary Agriculture Jim Lyons June. The key drivers behind the … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from the USDA Forest Service Community-Based Watershed Restoration Partnerships: An Assessment of the Accomplishments, Limitations, and Transferable Knowledge.

Abstract (Community Preparedness, Community Education, Stakeholders) This report assesses the successes, limitations, knowledge and lessons that can be obtained from the large-scale marshaling of people and resources involved with the USDA Forest Service Community-Based Watershed Restoration Partnerships (CBWRP). This report … Continue reading

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Forest Home Fire Safety.

Summary (Community Preparedness, Wildfires) How to protect your property from wildfires, safety precautions to take and checklists. Link: http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/natres/06304.html Dennis, F. (1999). Natural Resources Series: Forestry, no. 6.304.

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Upper South Platte Watershed Protection and Restoration Project.

Abstract (Watershed Planning, Erosion, Water Quality, Forest Ecology) The Upper South Platte Basin is a critical watershed in Colorado. Nearly 80 percent of the water used by the 1.5 million Denver metropolitan residents comes from or is transmitted through this … Continue reading

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Application of a Watershed Management Approach.

Abstract (Watershed Planning, Water Law, Water Conservation, Community Preparedness) The regional Clean Water Plan developed and maintained by the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) recognizes 18 hydrologic planning basins in the eight county region. These basins have been used … Continue reading

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