Blue Mountain implemented an ecosystem management planning process that included field inventories, database searches, literature reviews, and Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping.
Blue Mountain and the Anchor Point Group were contracted to develop a comprehensive planning document for the 450-acre National Center for Atmospheric Research reserve in Boulder County, Colorado. This plan was created to meet long-range resource planning goals for open space, to ensure that management activities are ecologically sustainable and to integrate these goals with social directives. The plan addressed 1) Forest Management and Wildfire Mitigation, 2) Rangelands and Noxious Weeds, and 3) Wildlife.
Blue Mountain and the Anchor Point Group were contracted to develop a comprehensive ecosystem management plan for the Castle Pines Homeowners Association.
The Winterhaven property is an 820-acre working ranch located in northeast Colorado along the South Platte River. The property was purchased by Ducks Unlimited in 2009 to protect conservation values and restore waterfowl habitat.
Blue Mountain collaborated with Colorado State Parks to develop a new stewardship plan for North Sterling State Park. The new stewardship plan will guide park management for the next 10 to 15 years.
Blue 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.
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.
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.
We prepared noxious weed management plans for Chatfield State Park (3,800 acres) and Cherry Creek State Park (3,300 acres) that included maps, methods for treatment and plans for weed management activities.