Earth Briefs

Boggy Glade project receives approval

San Juan National Forest Supervisor Mark Stiles upheld the Boggy Glade Travel Management Project decision, allowing for implementation this spring.

In upholding the decision, Stiles found that laws, regulations and policies were followed appropriately. Public comment received throughout the Boggy-Glade process was considered in the most recent project decision.

The Dolores district, in cooperation with other agencies and partner groups, will begin implementation of the project this spring. This will include publication of a free Motor Vehicle Use Map and installation of signs in time for hunting season. Actions this year will focus on signing of the designated system and public education regarding the new rules for motorized use in the Boggy-Glade area. Minimal route rehabilitation and decommissioning activities are expected this year.

The Boggy-Glade Travel Management Project Decision and Environmental Assessment are posted at www.fs.usda.gov/goto/sanjuan/projects.

For more information, call Stiles at 799-2306 or Mark Lambert at 385-1240.

Weatherization program consolidated

Administration of the Weatherization Assistance Program for Southwest Colorado counties is slated to shift from the Durango-based Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency to Housing Resources of Western Colorado, based in Grand Junction, on July 1.

The decision by the Colorado Energy Office to consolidate the Southwest Colorado region with Housing Resources of Western Colorado is because of decreased funding from the U.S. Department of Energy for this program. Housing Resources will continue to work with Housing Solutions for the Southwest in providing free weatherization services to the communities in Southwest Colorado after July 1. 4CORE will continue to serve the residents of Southwest Colorado with programs, including residential and commercial energy efficiency and education and information for advancing resource efficiency in Southwest Colorado.

For more information, visit www.fourcore.org.

Shared Harvest offers garden-seed list

Shared Harvest Community Garden has developed a list of more than 450 garden-seed varieties recommended for this region by high-altitude seed specialists and expert and commercial gardens raising vegetables in Southwest Colorado between 6,500 to 8,000 feet elevation.

The list costs $5 and is a fundraiser to pay for an unheated greenhouse.

To obtain Shared Harvest’s Recommended Seeds List, email sharedharvestgarden@yahoo.com.

Herald Staff