“All ethics so far evolved rest upon a single premise: that the individual is a member of a community of interdependent parts.The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants and animals, or collectively the land.” 

Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac.

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State Park Stewardship Plans

The update or creation of Stewardship Plans for Colorado State Parks are essential to maintain Park properties as natural resource sanctuaries while also providing recreational opportunities to the public. These documents are implemented for seven years or longer following their creation and therefore must consider long-term management of the resources present, but also how resources may change due to new pressures such as population growth, climate change, and noxious weed dispersal.

Lathrop State Park

CEC was responsible for compiling data and information from natural and cultural resource reports, obtaining important information from park staff and volunteers about park resources, issues, and management, and researched updated information about other resources elements into background information sections for the Stewardship Plan. Reports included breeding and migratory bird surveys, herptile surveys, paleontological surveys, and cultural surveys. CEC also had to research and provide updated information on soils and water resources in the Park from online databases (National Hydrography Dataset, National Wetlands Inventory, and Natural Resources Conservation Services Soils Database).

Boyd Lake State Park

Information coming soon.