What is the Uncompahgre Partnership? A landscape collaborative consisting of many partners Assists in coordinating, funding, and facilitating restoration activities across jurisdictional boundaries
UP Mission Statement To develop a collaborative approach to improve the ecosystem health and natural functions of the landscape, using best available science, community input and adaptive management.
To facilitate the collection and propagation of species native to the Colorado Plateau for use in the restoration of native plant communities on public and private lands. Goal of the UP Native Plant Program
Expansion of the Program 2002 2005 Uncompahgre Plateau Upper Colorado Plateau Region 2009 Colorado Plateau Native Plant Initiative
Wildland Collection From 2003 – 2008, 387 separate wildland seed collections were made of over 50 species on and around the Uncompahgre Plateau, western Colorado, and in eastern Utah.
Collected 50 species Cultivation Studies –18 species Life History –11 species Foundation Fields –15 species Seed Increaser Plots –31 species Studies & Propagation
Native Plant Program Cooperators Bureau of Land Management, UT and CO US Forest Service, Region 2 and 4 Utah Div. of Wildlife Resources Colorado Div. of Wildlife Snow College, UT Brigham Young Univ., UT Utah State Univ., UT USFS Lone Peak Nursery, UT USFS Lucky Peak Nursery, ID Colorado State Univ.-Rogers Mesa and Yellow Jacket Research Facilities Upper Colorado Env. Plant Materials Center – Meeker, CO Great Basin Research Center, UT Commercial Growers
Native Plant Video To educate land managers/staff on the benefits of using natives To encourage advanced planning and consolidated purchases I’d love your ideas: see me at a break or dinner
Sim’s Mesa Upper CO Plant Center did a comparison study at Sim’s Mesa Field Trip: look at results Possibly June: if you’re interested, give Jim Free or Leigh your email
Awards 2012 Forest Service Chief’s Award Regional Forester’s Partner Appreciation Award for Sustaining Forests and Grasslands 2011 Colorado Weed Management Association Partnership of the Year Award 2006 US Forest Service Regional Honor Caring for the Land Stewardship Award CO Chapter of Wildlife Society Outstanding Achievement Award National Fire Plan Award Secretary of the Interior’s Four C’s Award
For More Information: www.UPartnership.org info@UPartnership.org