March 2, 2023
Ouray Regional Recreational and Conservation Alliance (ORRCA) Stakeholder Meeting
Thursday, March 2, 2023
*Two or more Ouray County Commissioners may attend and participate in this event.*
MARCH 2, 2023, 5-7 pm
ALL – VIRTUAL
*** due to adverse winter weather and icy road conditions and stakeholder concerns, this meeting is entirely on ZOOM
All agenda times are approximate. Items may be taken early or late.
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TODAY'S MEETING OBJECTIVES: A 1) GAIN HIGH-LEVEL UNDERSTANDING OF COLORADO PARKS AND WILDLIFE (CPW) CONSERVATION PRIORITIZATION MODELLING PROCESS AND MODELS. 2) IDENTIFY STAKEHOLDER REQUESTS FOR CUSTOMIZATION BASED ON ORRCA STAKEHOLDER VALUES 3) BUILD STAKEHOLDER CONSENSUS AND FORWARD CUSTOMIZATION REQUESTS TO THE WORKING GROUP
5 pm -- Call to Order & ZOOM Ice Breaker
LYNN PADGETT, OURAY COUNTY COMMISSIONER
5:15 pm – HIGH-LEVEL OVERVIEW OF THE COLORADO PARKS AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION MODELING PROCESS with Q&A
MICHELLE FLENNER – MICHELLE has a BS and MS in Wildlife Ecology and Management and is a GIS practitioner with 20 years' experience of using GIS as a tool in natural resource management. She has been in the CPW GIS unit for 15 years. MICHELLE is currently working with the Lake County Recreation Planning effort and is assisting Jamin with similar models for Area 15 in SW Colorado.
JAMIN GRIGG – JAMIN is the Senior Wildlife Biologist for CPW's Southwest Region and is involved with several Outdoor Regional Partnerships across the state. Prior, he was the wildlife biologist in Salida for 12 years, where he was involved in the collaborative Envision Chaffee County partnership. Through that process and Partnership, Michelle and I helped develop the Chaffee County Outdoor Recreation Management Plan and the Wildlife Habitat Mapping GIS model we will discuss today. This model has now been expanded into Lake, Gunnison, and other counties and hopefully provides a tool for mapping a composite of critical wildlife habitats on a landscape level. Through this process, counties and agencies and Partnerships have a tool to help plan where recreation infrastructure such as roads and trails might be appropriate and where it should be avoided to protect wildlife and natural resources.
6:00 pm – brief break
6:15 pm – PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION OF THE CPW BASE-CASE MODEL SPREADSHEET
6:30 pm – IDENTIFY ORRCA REQUESTS FOR MODEL CUSTOMIZATION
6:45 pm – STATUS UPDATE on Recreation Inventory
7:00 pm – ADJOURN
Save the date: 4th Monday of each Month, 5 to 7 pm – STAKEHOLDER MEETING at Ridgway 4H Event Center/Zoom Option. NEXT STAKEHOLDER MEETING: Monday, March 27, 2023.
WORKING GROUP MEETINGS are 2nd Monday of each Month, 5 to 7 pm, Zoom only. NEXT WORKING GROUP MEETING: Monday, March 14, 2023.