Total Project Costs
Little Squaw Resort
The RGHRP is working to protect the historic Little Squaw Resort from flooding and debris flows by removing hazard trees surrounding the resort. This project will improve safety and encourage aspen regeneration surrounding Little Squaw Resort.
|Project Name||Project Year||Total Project Cost|
|West Fork Complex Fire Test Plot Project||2013||$26,462|
|Ptarmigan Meadows Defensible Space Project|
|WFCF Weed Management Project||2015||$12,000|
The RGHRP is partnering with a vast group of entities including RWEACT, Trout Unlimited, CPW, USFS, San Luis Valley Irrigation District, and Willow Creek Reclamation Committee on the Upper Rio Grande Assessment.
The Assessment will provide a comprehensive document of the ecological condition of the mainstem of the Rio Grande and its major tributaries from the headwaters to the town of South Fork, identifying causes of concern and developing a list of prioritized projects that will improve the function of uplands, and riparian and aquatic ecosystems. Projects identified in the Upper Rio Grande Assessment will address environmental, recreational, agricultural, and municipal/industrial water needs. The Assessment will concurrently identify projects that involve instream infrastructure as related to recreational, environmental, agricultural, and municipal/industrial needs in the basin. The RGHRP and other organizations will be able to use the assessment as a guidebook for future projects affecting the Rio Grande watershed.
Mulch Test Plots
The RGHRP designed 10 experimental plots within the burned area to investigate different methods that provide ground cover and increase soil water holding capacity in order to improve vegetative cover and reduce hillslope erosion. Long-term data will be collected from these plots and the results will influence the methods used in future wildfire restoration projects. The implementation of this project was made possible through the donation of several mulch materials and the help of volunteers.