Forest Monitoring Program

As The Forest Health Task Force continues its monitoring efforts, we're supplementing our monitoring with a variety of relevant Forest studies. Click below links to learn more about these studies and talking points discussed at 2016 meetings.
 

Historic Forest Conditions (Study presented by Brad Piehl, JW Associates) Part 2

Geological History of the area (Study presented by Joe Newman, FHTF Volunteer)

Lowersnake WUI Project (Presented by Shelby Limberis, US Forest Service) Part 2, Part 3

The Summit County Volunteer Forest Monitoring Project (SCVFMP)

This is a community-based effort engaging “citizen scientists” to monitor evolving forest conditions over a period of decades. SCVFMP is managed by the Summit County Forest Health Task Force (a non-profit endeavor) in partnership with the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District (a non-profit). We receive assistance from the U.S. Forest Service, Colorado State University Center of Collaborative Conservation, other partners and stakeholders. (See Appendix 8 for a detailed explanation of SCVFMP program history, evolution, and scope.)

Project Goals
• Involve community members in the management of our natural landscape
• Provide credible data for U.S. Forest Service forest managers and academic researchers
• Foster more resilient future forest conditions through citizen scientific research.

Our overarching purpose is to…Read More (See data and results of 2015 Volunteer Forest Monitoring Efforts)