San Miguel Basin Wet Meadow Restoration Project 

Funding Year

Amount

Location

FY24

$261,216

San Miguel County

Project Description

Wet meadows and riparian riparian
Definition of riparian habitat or riparian areas.

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areas are critical habitat for many sagebrush sagebrush
The western United States’ sagebrush country encompasses over 175 million acres of public and private lands. The sagebrush landscape provides many benefits to our rural economies and communities, and it serves as crucial habitat for a diversity of wildlife, including the iconic greater sage-grouse and over 350 other species.

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obligate species and are vital to Gunnison sage-grouse by providing important brood-rearing habitat. Degradation of these areas require this funding to be used to plan and implement restoration projects using several methods and infrastructure to help slow down water during runoff events, raise water tables, reduce erosion, stabilize head cuts, reconnect channels to floodplains, and increase cover of wetland plants.

Partners

Rocky Mountain Wild

Contact Information

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Biologist
Ecological Services
Expertise
Canada lynx, Rio Grande cutthroat trout, San Juan cutthroat trout, Colorado hookless cactus, North Park phacelia, Parachute penstemon, Penland beardtongue, Osterhout milkvetch, Pagosa skyrocket, Knowlton's cactus
Grand Junction,CO

Programs

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The western United States’ sagebrush country encompasses over 175 million acres of public and private lands. Sagebrush country contains biological, cultural and economic resources of national significance. America’s sagebrush ecosystem is the largest contiguous ecotype in the continental...