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Promoting healthy landscapes for healthy communities

What are we about?

The Public Lands Partnership strives to be a catalyst, promoting public education and awareness of economic and environmental issues related to public lands. The PLP provides local public forums for airing different sides of natural resource issues.

 

Goals and objectives:

  • To influence the management of public lands in ways that enhance and help maintain diverse, healthy and viable communities,  ecologies and economies.
  • To demonstrate different ecologically and economically sustainable approaches that contribute to the health and bio-diversity of public lands in the area.
  • To better define and strengthen opportunities for local involvement in public lands issues and processes.

Background:

One of the first of its kind in the West, the Public Lands Partnership (PLP) came together in 1992 as a loose organization of people, businesses, local governments, and land management agencies. Then, as now, this diverse group strives to create civic discussion and local action on natural resource issues that affect our economy, ecology, and sense of place. The PLP strives to be a catalyst, promoting public education and awareness of economic and environmental issues related to public lands, and to provide a local forum for airing different sides of natural resource issues.

Organizational Members:

  • City of Delta
  • City of Montrose
  • San Miguel County
  • Ouray County
  • Montrose County
  • Delta County

Participating Agencies:

  • US Forest Service – Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
  • Bureau of Land Management – Uncompahgre Field Office
  • Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife

*The beautiful photograph of aspens used in the header of this website is being used courtesy of John Fielder http://www.johnfielder.com/