We had a great time on September 9th at Ska Brewing’s 28th Anniversary Party and Brewer’s Invitational. We met over a hundred supporters of open space, and raffled off a Ska Brewing Paddleboard to one lucky winner, Diane Komick. Congratulations, Diane!
Land Access Community Gathering
Monarch Conservation in the Four Corners
Join Kaitlin Haase, Pollinator Conservation Specialist with the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, and Gail Morris, Coordinator of the Southwest Monarch Study, for a full day short course on the conservation of monarch butterflies in the Four Corners. Agricultural producers, land managers, environmental educators, landowners, and the general public are welcome!
DuranGoats uses goats to reduce wildfire fuel loads and invasive weed species. With their uniquely vigorous appetites and digestive systems, goats will eliminate hazardous underbrush in fire-prone areas and reduce the seed-bank of unwanted weeds on pasture. At the same time, the will leave behind fertilized soil, setting the stage for a healthier future landscape. Find out more at www.durangoats.com.
Meet our Fall Interns!
Earlier this month, LPOSC welcomed two new interns to help us gather data about recreational impacts on conserved properties in La Plata County. Thanks to a generous funding from the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office, Over the next two years, LPOSC will hire 14 interns from Fort Lewis College to conduct research for the organization while providing valuable job training experience for those seeking career pathways in the outdoor sector.
Clara Bertany says, “My name is Clara and I’m a senior at Fort Lewis studying Environmental Conservation and Management! I am particularly interested in GIS and food systems so am pursuing certificates in those fields as well. I am originally from Seattle and love all things outdoors, along with cooking and more baking as we get into the colder weather! I am so excited to work with LPOSC in the next month and look forward to all the learning opportunities!”
Analyn Hoffner says, “My name is Analyn Hoffner and I just moved from Carbondale to Durango for my Freshman year at Fort Lewis! I love backpacking and mountaineering and I’m so excited to have the San Juan’s in my back yard. I’m very interested in combining outdoor recreation and conservation and can’t wait to learn more about stewardship and land monitoring with LPOSC.”
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