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Posted on July 23, 2018 at 12:40 PM by Jason Lederer
The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will be holding an appeals hearing on Tuesday, July 24th at 1:30 p.m., for Peak Materials’ application for a gravel milling (crushing) Conditional Use Permit (CUP) on the Mascot Placer. Due to the overlap in Swan River Restoration Project
activities on the Williams Placer open space parcel, and proposed activities on the adjacent privately owned Mascot Placer, the Open Space and Trails Department will be providing a brief update on the Swan River Restoration Project as it relates to ongoing crushing and hauling operations. All meeting materials are available on the Summit County website and all are welcome to attend.
If you have any questions, please contact Jason Lederer in the Open Space and Trails Department at 970-668-4213, or Jason.Lederer@SummitCountyCO.gov.
Posted on February 8, 2018 at 10:18 AM by Jason Lederer
Winter may have finally shown up in Summit County, but work continues on the Swan River Restoration Project. We wanted to provide you with a couple of updates as we look towards advancing work in 2018:
We'll leave you with a photo of a fish survey conducted in the new channel last October. We are awaiting final results from Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff, but early indications are that the new channel is providing excellent fish habitat!
Posted on December 11, 2017 at 3:26 PM by Jason Lederer
As the books close on 2017, we are reflecting on another successful year for the Swan River Restoration Project. The past year saw the completion of major work on Reach A and the initiation of gravel removal work on Reach B.
During June, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps installed nearly 350 juvenile plantings in five clusters across the site. Plant clusters contain a mix of Rocky Mountain Juniper, Woods Rose, Engelmann Spruce, and Aspen. These tiny, fragile plants seem to be holding up well in the Swan River Valley’s harsh environment. We hope to see them continue to succeed, growing bigger and stronger in 2018.
During 2018, we were also fortunate to host to a number of visitors to the site including a public open house, students from Colorado State University, the U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Region Leadership Team, Summit County Garden Club, and the Colorado Open Space Alliance. With valley restoration coming into focus, enthusiasm for the project continues to grow, which is both exciting and rewarding!