A Coordinated Effort: The San Juan Headwaters Forest Health Partnership has been instrumental in coordinating treatment across boundaries. We have been able to complete work on private, public, municipal, and county lands. The areas where we work were identified during our assessment of watersheds and wildfire risk. We have been working to protect vital resources (such as water and utility lines) that service Archuleta County on a land-scape scale. Our work has been supported by private landowners, regional businesses, Colorado Department of Natural Resources, Colorado State Forest Service, and Joint Chiefs Dollars designated under the Farm Bill.
Reservoir Hill: This prized community forest sits in the middle of Pagosa Springs. It serves as a refuge for citizens, setting for weddings, and hosts 2 large festivals that support Pagosa’s economy. San Juan Headwaters took great care when approaching this project, understanding the communities connection to the forest and its trees. The students of Pagosa High School helped monitor forest conditions and identify treatment needs. This project was funded with a Colorado State Forest Service Forest Restoration Grant.
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