Category Archives: Reports
Colorado’s Public Lands: Engaging Our Communities in Their Care and Protection Report on the Impact of Volunteer Stewardship in 2010
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The crisis facing Colorado’s public lands is at a critical point. The combination of budget cuts, environmental stressors, population and development pressure and increasing use of our lands demands a response. The good news is that our communities … Continue reading
Abstract: Prepared for Douglas County, colorado, in March of 2006. Analysis of sediment run-off post- Hayman fire. Complete text available online here: E&H_Trail Creek Sediment Yield Report Engineering and Hydro Systems, March 2006
Abstract (Wildfires – Rehabilitation, Community Education) Our team was asked to analyze and comment on the existing knowledge and science related to postfire rehabilitation treatments, with particular emphasis on the known effectiveness of these treatments. The general effects of … Continue reading
Abstract (Wildfires, Water Quality, Pollution – Sediment) Fire behavior regulates the effects of forest fire on watershed processes. During the 2002 Hayman Fire, high-severity crown fire killed the overstory forest and consumed forest floor on forty percent of the area … Continue reading
Abstract (Pollution – Humans, Conservation of Natural Resources) Estimates of nonpoint and point sources of nitrogen were made for 107 watersheds located in the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water Quality Assessment Program study units throughout the conterminous United States. The … Continue reading
Abstract (Restoration Areas, Watershed planning, Conservation of Natural Resources) Watershed Assessments are an excellent method of identifying landscape-scale environmental issues and targeting restoration projects that address those issues. Foster Wheeler Environmental conducted a landscape assessment on the 640,000 acre Upper … Continue reading
Protocol for a State-Wide Ground Water Quality Monitoring Program and Establishment of a Ground Water Quality Data Clearing House.
Abstract (Water Management, Pollution – General) In 1997, the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission concluded that a comprehensive state groundwater protection plan was needed for adequate groundwater quality protection. The study was conducted to identify aquifers that complied with the … Continue reading
Measuring the Total Economic Value of Restoring Ecosystem Services in an Impaired River Basin: Results from a Contingent Valuation Survey.
Abstract (Forest Ecology, Economic Redevelopment) Five ecosystem services that could be restored along a 45-mile section of the Platte river were described to respondents using a building block approach developed by an interdisciplinary team. These ecosystem services were dilution of … Continue reading
Abstract (Economic Redevelopment) In July 2001, Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth began an initiative to evaluate the sources of “process gridlock” or the inability of District level staff “to do the work that we know needs to be done because … Continue reading