Kerber Creek Restoration Project - Partner & Fiscal Agent
The Kerber Creek Restoration Project is a joint partnership of the Bureau of Land Management, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Trout Unlimited, Saguache County Sustainable Environment and Economic Development, local landowners, and others. Mine tailings have washed down through Kerber Creek and are contributing metals to the waterway. The project involves tailings removal, in situ treatment, revegetation, installation of fish habitat structures, stream bank stabilization, and fencing to keep cattle from the rehabilitated areas. The partners are taking a holistic view of the watershed; major goals include increased forage area for cattle and wildlife, healthy stream morphology and biota, and removing Kerber Creek from that state's 303(d) list of impaired waterways. This is the final phase of a project which has last over a decade.
Core: Kim Smoyer, Laura Archuleta
Saguache Alliance for Green Energy- SAGE- Partner & Fiscal Agent
SAGE works to implement a strategic energy plan for the Town of Saguache, to serve as a model for the County and other San Luis Valley communities, by engaging town residents, public entities, and local businesses to pursue energy efficient and renewable energy measures, ultimately leading to a prosperous, productive, sustainable community.
Core: Kim Smoyer