Weed species at the parks were inventoried in accordance with the North American Invasive Species Management Association standards and mapped with Trimble GEO XT GPS units. The mapping efforts identified roads, trails, developed areas and most habitat areas. All current (and some former) species listed by the Colorado Noxious Weed Act were inventoried.
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.
Ladder Livestock is a large and complicated transhumance operation in north-central Colorado and south-central Wyoming that operates on over 140,000 deeded or leased acres. Blue Mountain worked in conjunction with the ranch operators and the local Natural Resource Conservation Service District Conservationist to develop a comprehensive grazing plan for the operation.
lue Mountain and Anchor Point Group were contracted to develop a comprehensive ecosystem management plan for the Genesee Foundation. This plan provided long-term planning for open space resources and provided background information about local natural resources.