“There can be no
purpose more inspiring than to begin the age of restoration,
reweaving the wondrous diversity of life that still surrounds
Looking Back at 2005:
The focus of an ongoing environmental assessment of 232 privately held mining claims lies within a 26-square-mile area that contains the Canyon Creek drainage basin. Here are found scores of mining sites and with them the signs and impacts of their mining past, including waste rock and tailing piles, surrounded by countless dilapidated mining structures and portal openings. The results of the Canyon Creek Watershed Brownfields Assessment are being used to acquire key mining claims in the high country between Ouray and Telluride.
The Norwood Ranger District and the GMUG Forest
Supervisor's Office of the US Forest Service received FY06 Forest
Service Abandoned Mine Land funds to award a contract to design/build
the reclamation of a site near Ophir known as the Carbonero Tailings.
The reclamation will be done as a Non-Time-Critical Removal Action
under the US Forest Service's Comprehensive Environmental Response,
Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) authority.
Working cooperatively with landowners Chris and
Deann Baker, TLR accepted a conservation easement in December 2005
covering 120 acres of the Baker’s property in San Miguel
County. This is the second easement the Bakers have donated on
their property, bringing total protected acreage on the ranch to
Trust for Land Restoration
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