- Client:Colorado State Parks, Park County, Colorado
- Date:May 2011 to Jul 2011
- Info:Eleven Mile State Park and Spinney Mountain State Park are located in South Park – an expansive high-altitude grassland region of central Colorado bordered to the east and west by the Pike National Forest. Managed by Colorado State Parks under a lease from the Denver Water Board, these parks provide visitors with opportunities for boating, camping, windsurfing, picnicking, birding, waterfowl hunting and nationally renowned fishing.
Eleven Mile & Spinney State Park Noxious Weed Management Plan
Blue Mountain was contracted to update the noxious weed inventory and create a new management plan for both parks, which comprise 7,545 acres of rangelands, forests, wetlands and recreational facilities. Field inventories and interviews were conducted and former assessments were utilized to create a new weed map and to track suppression efforts. In compliance with State Park conventions, recommendations were prioritized into near-, medium- and long-term objectives that included activities such as prevention, detection, suppression (via biological, cultural, chemical and mechanical means) and restoration.