Please join The Nature Conservancy, Bureau of Land Management, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and other partners of the Gunnison Climate Working Group for the Wolf Creek Restoration/Resilience Building Volunteer Day.
We will be building simple rock structures designed by restoration expert Bill Zeedyk along Wolf Creek to “let the water do the work” to control erosion and raise the water table to support grasses and insects needed by the Gunnison Sage-grouse and other species.
What to bring: We will provide lunch, drinks and snacks. Please bring water bottles, and wear boots, hat, sunglasses, and rain jacket/coat. Be prepared for all kinds of weather!
Where/when to meet: Meet at 8:30 AM at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Office, 300 West New York Ave, Gunnison (behind the Safeway store; corner of S. Pine and New York Ave.). We will carpool to the sites, about 20 miles southwest of Gunnison. We will return to Gunnison around 4:30 PM.
Background: This is a project of Gunnison Climate Working Group, a partnership of federal, state and private partners, working to understand the threats posed by climate change, identify strategies to reduce impacts, and promote coordinated action. The Group is working together to implement this climate adaptation pilot project to help riparian areas/wet meadows retain water over the long-term, thereby enhancing the resilience of this critical habitat and the long-term viability of the Gunnison Sage-grouse in the face of a changing climate.
RSVP/Contact: Please RSVP with Nathan Seward, (970) 641-7882, [email protected].