October 10, 2013
Attached is the report of the first work done on the Cost Challenge Share Project on The Salida Ranger District in Colorado.
Report Date: October 10, 2013
Salida Ranger District
Route Inventory Field Work Cycle Report
Prepared by: Great Outdoors Consultants
Inventory Area Description
Motorized route inventory for the Salida Ranger District was conducted by Great Outdoors Consultants (GOC) and volunteers during a 9 day work cycle from October 2-10, which included 6 days of actual field inventory work. The inventory area is 169,000 acres in size and is roughly bounded by Buffalo Peaks Wilderness and Pike National Forest to the north; Town of Salida to the south; the Arkansas River to the west; and San Isabel National Forest Boundary to the east. Many roads and trails in the study area are very rocky and there are many site-specific features to document which affected the potential inventory rate. An inventory base camp was established in the Four Mile Area in Mushroom Gulch (Road 308) south of Highway 285/24. Camping on site greatly improved the team’s inventory access efficiency and provides shelter for staff.
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