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11 Mile Weeds

State Parks Noxious Weed Management Plan

    • Client: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
    • Date: May – July, 2011
    • Type: Weed Management
    • Info: CPW contracted Blue Mountain Environmental to update the noxious weed inventory and create a new management plan. 

Eleven Mile State Park and Spinney Mountain State Park are located in South Park. They comprise 7,545 acres of rangelands, forests, wetlands and recreational facilities. South Park is an expansive high-altitude grassland region of central Colorado bordered to the east and west by the Pike National Forest.

These parks provide visitors with a variety of recreational opportunities including camping, boating, hiking.

BMEC conducted field inventories and interviews as our first steps. We utilized former assessments to create a new weed map and track suppression efforts. In compliance with State Park protocols, we prioritized recommendations into short-term, medium, and long-term objectives. These goals included activities such as prevention, detection, suppression (via biological, cultural, chemical and mechanical means) and restoration.