ECOLOGY COMMITTEE

The Glacier View Meadows Ecology Committee provides information to homeowners regarding ecological issues as well as taking care of our trails.  Information is distributed through new homeowners packets, brochures, special mailings, and the Glacier Viewpoint.  Meetings are generally held monthly, April through October.

Should you need any advice on tree and shrub thinning, weed management, xeriscape gardening or water conservation, please contact Dan Barbour 970-493-0147 (Chair,  Dan.Barbour@hpe.com). He would be happy to direct you to committee volunteers for assistance.

Links:

GVM plant list (on google docs)
GVM Trails, maps, and information
Ecology Committee Charter(s)
Mountain Pine Beetle
Noxious Weeds
Pine Beetle 2008
For property inspection of trees, weeds and horse grazing => GVM Land Management Form (word.doc format)

Please Note:  You will be leaving the GlacierViewMeadows site when you follow the links listed below.  Please bring any problems encountered to the attention of the webmaster at that location.

Ecology Committee Blog Ecology Committee Blog
Bears and Mountain Lions Practical do’s and don’ts on living in bear and lion country from the City of Boulder
Birds Online bird guide from Cornell University with lots of pictures for bird identification, home study program, and recorded bird songs
CSU Extension Great information about conservation, forestry, range management, water, gardening, and wildlife and includes “Quick Tips” for each article
Green tips Sign up for “Green Living Tips” free online newsletter and they’ll plant a tree
Mountain Pine Bark Beetle Detailed information on beetles from CSU Extension
Plant Talk Colorado Sponsored by CSU, Denver Botanic Garden, and the Green Industries of Colorado. Read short articles or listen to audio files about xeriscape gardens, pine beetles, noxious weeds
Plants USDA comprehensive plant guide with “plant of the week” and information on noxious weeds


Additional Useful Websites:

Colorado State Forest Service: Find a forester to answer questions about woodlands on your private land and in your community. http://www.csfs.colostate.edu/

The U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Region’s Bark Beetle Page contains lots of information and links about the mountain pine beetle. http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/bark-beetle/index.html

The U.S. Forest Service Research Stations do more Natural Resources Research than anyone on the Planet! To see what they are doing in the Rocky Mountains, visit: http://www.fs.fed.us/rmrs/

The Forest Health Management Webpage has the Aerial Survey maps of the progress of the mountain pine beetle. http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/fhm/index.htm

The Northern Front Range Mountain Pine Beetle Working Group’s Web page specifically designed to answer questions about the mountain pine beetle on the Front Range of Colorado http://www.frontrangepinebeetle.org/

The Colorado Bark Beet Cooperative’s Web page is sponsored by the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments. Click on Forest Health. http://www.nwc.cog.co.us

Fire Wise Communities: Fire safety begins long before a fire starts. Learn some tips to keep you and your home safe in case of a wildfire. http://www.firewise.org/

The Gilpin County Extension office is here to help you with issues about living in the mountains. Look through this site for forest health, fire mitigation, wildlife issues, mountain gardening, 4-H youth development and more. Programs are available to all without discrimination. http://www.extension.colostate.edu/gilpin/

This is an excellent site from locals in Summit County http://www.summitpinebeetle.org/


www.northforkweedcoop.org

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