The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests (GMUG) entered into an agreement with Western Colorado University’s Center for Public Lands for the development and facilitation of a collaborative adaptive management group (AMG) and science team to compliment the agency’s  Taylor Park Vegetation Management Project.

The Center for Public Lands will work to promote open dialogue and deliberation between different perspective, gather information and identify issues, and contribute to long-term monitoring of forests in the Upper Taylor River and Spring Creek drainage’s of the Taylor River Watershed throughout this project.  

The research and monitoring component of this agreement will provide scientific information to support the Forest Service and AMG in assessing forest management in the Taylor Park area. This collaborative adaptive management strategy will promote a strong working relationship between forest service managers, researchers, and stakeholders.  

Detailed project information is available at the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forest website.