The San Miguel Basin Gunnison Sage-grouse Working Group conducted a Free Workshop on Thursday, Aug. 15 and Friday, Aug. 16 in Norwood, Colorado. Thanks to the volunteers who built structures, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District!
Participants learned techniques to control erosion and heal the land. Bill Zeedyk, Shawn Conner and others will gave fascinating presentations on how simple rock structures can heal eroded stream channels and head cuts. The structures put water back onto meadows to increase production of grasses and wildflowers. This can benefit sage-grouse, other wildlife, and livestock.
The Thursday session was indoors. On Friday, we had fun building the structures in sage-grouse habitat on the Dan Noble State Wildlife Area south of Miramonte Reservoir.
For more information about this work, please click here.