Rangeland & Noxious Weed Management

Rangeland & Noxious Weed Management

At Blue Mountain Environmental Consulting, we understand the challenges that landowners and managers face; we can provide assistance with NRCS Conservation Programs and a variety of services to meet the needs of your working landscape.  With decades of experience on rural lands, our roots are in agriculture.

Serving the needs of federal and state agencies, Blue Mountain Environmental Consulting offers qualitative and quantitative rangeland services that can be scaled to fit budgetary constraints and program needs.  Our approach to rangeland management includes rigorous techniques, such as Modified-Whittaker sampling protocol and North American Invasive Plant Mapping Standards, used in conjunction with our GIS capabilities to efficiently characterize ecological resources and summarize project findings in meaningful ways. Our approach creates efficiencies in your management plans and useful information to managers.

Noxious weeds must be managed when they threaten adjoining properties. Non-native aggressive invaders replace native vegetation, reduce agricultural productivity, cause wind and water erosion and pose an increased threat to communities from wildfire. Colorado maintains three lists of invasive species, each with their own treatment requirements. Blue Mountain Environmental Consulting can provide noxious weed inventories, integrated noxious weed management plans that include chemical, cultural, biological and mechanical controls in a manner that economically prioritizes treatment efforts directed towards the most disruptive plants and most easily controlled populations. The Colorado Weed Management Association provides additional education for landowners.

Forest Health Monitoring

The Forest Health Monitoring Plot (above) can be used to capture a variety of ecological information.