Partnerships Results

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Success Stories

Arapaho & Roosevelt Forests, Pawnee Grassland

Bighorn Forest

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 Black Hills Forest

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Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnison Forests

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Medicine Bow & Routt Forests, Thunder Basin Grassland

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Nebraska & Samuel R. McKelvie Forests, Buffalo Gap, Fort Pierre & Ogalala Grasslands

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Pike & San Isabel Forests, Cimarron & Comanche Grasslands

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Rio Grande Forest

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Rocky Mountain Region (Region 2)

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Rocky Mountain Research Station

San Juan Forest

Shoshone Forest

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White River Forest

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Testimonials 

“I joined Poudre Wilderness Volunteers (PWV) (Canyon Lakes Ranger District – Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland) in its first year back in 1996 with the idea of giving something back for my past use, and probably abuse, of Forest Service lands. It has been a wonderful 12 years of being in the out-of-doors, making many new friends and working with co-volunteers.

"Although I have been involved with Board of Directors work, the highlight has been patrolling, clearing the dead fall, building stringer bridges, and cleaning water bars on the Canyon Lakes Ranger District trails. As a retired engineer and manager, it is great fun to look at a large dead-fall tree across a trail as a problem to be solved with the immediate satisfaction of seeing the tree removed and the trail clear.”

Garin VanDeMark
Poudre Wilderness Volunteers (PWV) Advisory Director 2003 - present
PWV Board of Directors member 1998 – 2003
PWV Former Chairman
Fort Collins, Colorado

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“Academicians and others frequently say that people and organizations will not collaborate until they absolutely have to (and then define that collaboration as a subset of rocket science). The Public Land Partnership’s (PLP) 14-year-long collaboration with the Grand Mesa, Uncomphagre and Gunnison National Forests (GMUG) does not fit that description.

"Rather, we started as a diverse group of citizens, public land users, local governments, and agency staff who did not want the “common grounds” the GMUG managed to become the battle grounds they were becoming elsewhere. Neither did we want our local agency personnel, who were (and are) our neighbors and friends, to work in an environment where they felt personally threatened and not a part of the community.

“Since that time in the mid-nineties, we have collectively addressed many issues in a lively but peaceable manner and have brought millions of grant dollars into the region to help things along.

“At the heart of it, ours has been an exercise in community building; in getting citizens to collectively accept greater responsibility for the landscape we inhabit; in understanding the issues well enough to contribute to the solutions; in having the agency value that input; and in championing the concepts of monitoring and adaptation.”

Mary Chapman
Public Lands Partnership (PLP)
PLP Former Chairman
Montrose, Colorado

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“The Colorado Division of Wildlife has had a 12-year partnership with the US Forest Service on our Bats/Inactive Mines Project. This project has been a very successful cooperative effort in the conservation of roosting habitat for bats on public lands all across Colorado.

“We have worked with most of the individual Forests in the state and have leveraged funding from both agencies to accomplish significant conservation measures for sensitive species of bats while providing for the safeguarding of these hazardous mines for the public.

“The project has additional partners, including the Colorado Division of Reclamation; Mining and Safety; the Bureau of Land Management; the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation; Great Outdoors Colorado; and volunteers from the general public. The project is a testament to the values of partnerships in wildlife conservation.”

Kirk Navo
Wildlife Conservation Biologist and Bats/Inactive Mines Project Leader
Colorado Division of Wildlife
Monte Vista, Colorado

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