06.21.13

Colorado Canyons Association Wins Big!

 

The Colorado Canyons Association was recently awarded a $23,000 multiple-year National Conservation Lands Science Grant from the Bureau of Land Management. One of only 16 projects selected from a national pool of applications, the CCA will create a citizen science program in Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area (just outside of Grand Junction, Colorado). The project will develop a baseline inventory of the number of plants, trees and bushes along the Big Dominguez Creek and monitor their health over time.Dominguez-Escalante NCAThe data from this research will help the BLM determine whether its management is protecting these critical areas and helping them thrive or whether changes are required to ensure the long-term health of the plant and animal life that depends on the river vegetation.In addition to helping the BLM’s management of Big Dominguez Creek, the project is expected to help CCA build a committed core of citizen volunteers who are interested in helping collect scientific data in this special area of the National Conservation Lands.To get involved with this project or learn more, contact Joe Neuhof at joe@canyonsassociation.org