Resource Concerns

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FOLBR attempts to understand Lower Blue water issues in context of statewide water planning and management so that the voices of Lower Blue residents will be effective when our water resources are at risk.

Listed here are the Key Resource Concerns on which FOLBR concentrates its efforts…

Rural:

Private ranches line the Lower Blue River Valley.  Some of these ranches remain with their original families today.  A few have protected their land through private and government efforts.   Conservation easements, open space purchases, and land trades have helped to maintain the historical character of the Lower Blue River Valley.  Nevertheless, more work needs to be done to avoid widespread development from overtaking our valley.

FOLBR hopes to sustain and protect traditional agricultural character of the Lower Blue River Valley, using the vehicle of conservation easements as the most viable method of achieving the objectives described above.

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Weeds:

Establish active resources that will support weed eradication throughout the Lower Blue River Valley

Safety:

Investigate and pursue every opportunity to maintain the health, safety and welfare of all residents of the Lower Blue River Valley

● Expansion of cell phone coverage

● Completion of the Highway 9 safety enhancement project

● Fire mitigation: preparedness, protection and education

Collaborations

Coalesce with other groups that respect and engage in efforts that embrace the FOLBR Mission.

Lower Blue Planning Commission

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Friends of the Dillon Ranger District

Summit County Weed Advisory Board

Friends of the Eagle Nest Wilderness Area

Forest Health Task Force

Lake Dillon Fire District

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Swan Center Outreach

Summit County Open Space Advisory Board

Middle Park Conservation District

Blue River Watershed Group

Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust

Continental Divide Land Trust

photo credits: Bob Sweet, Long-time Resident and former FOLBR Board Member

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