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Gabi Morey

Position: San Juan Mountains Association

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Locally grown turkeys once graced holiday tables

By Ruth LambertSan Juan Mountains AssociationDuring the dark days of the Depression, the residents of La Plata County struggled to survive, and in the rural areas, families helped sustain...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2011 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

If you’re really lost in backcountry, this will help you survive

The topic of the Stewards of the Land column in August was “Staying Found.” It covered how not to get lost, but not much about what to do if you are lost. Here is more advice on how to deal with...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2011 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

Know rules for motorized travel during hunting season

By Alan PetersonSan Juan Mountains AssociationIt is fall again – the weather is cooling down, the leaves are changing and hunters are back, hoping that this will be the year to get the big one....

DATE: Sept. 24, 2011 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

Agency to offer wild horses for adoption

Picture in your mind a bold, muscular horse, mane flowing in the wind and nostrils flaring as he leads and protects the wild herd from danger. He is a wild stallion, who will pass on his strong...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2011 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

Bring the skills and gear to avoid getting lost

As we climbed higher along the trailless tundra, the fog grew thicker. Most people would have turned back, but we were on our way out, through the fog. Fortunately, we had a map and compass. We...

DATE: July 31, 2011 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

Alpine wildflowers: Beautiful survivors

Who among us doesn’t love the beautiful, awe-inspiring vista of an alpine meadow full of wildflowers? We are fortunate to have many such iconic wildflower displays on our San Juan Mountains public...

DATE: July 2, 2011 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

Young and old can learn something new outdoors this summer

By Gabi MoreySan Juan Mountains AssociationWhether you are new to the area or have lived in the beautiful Four Corners for years, there is something new you can learn at one of the free programs...

DATE: June 4, 2011 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

‘Fire-adapted’ concepts could save life, property

This winter, I ran across a term that is becoming prevalent in the firefighting and fire-prevention worlds. It got me excited because it describes so well what FireWise of Southwest Colorado has...

DATE: April 30, 2011 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

Road system plan aims to improve forest health

By Kathe HayesSan Juan Mountains AssociationThe U.S. Forest Service was created in 1905 when President Teddy Roosevelt transferred America’s Forest Reserves to the Department of Agriculture with...

DATE: April 2, 2011 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

Stewardship opportunities available to monitor cultural sites

By Ruth LambertSan Juan Mountains AssociationThe Southwest is filled with remarkable cultural resources that span thousands of years of occupation in our area. From early sites related to nomadic...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

Visit Canyons of the Ancients with respect

By Kathe HayesSan Juan Mountains AssociationI often travel to Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in the winter months to ride my horse, hike and bicycle. Sand Canyon, a recreation area in...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2011 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

Suggestions for winter recreation opportunities

By Mark WinkworthSan Juan Mountains AssociationIt seems that winter finally has made it to the San Juans, and it’s a great time to visit Forest Service or BLM lands for a real winter experience....

DATE: Jan. 1, 2011 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

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