Geosyntec Hired to Support Climate Resilience in the Lower Blue River Valley of Colorado
Geosyntec staff is working to support an exciting climate resiliency project by the nonprofit Friends of the Lower Blue River (FOLBR) organization in Summit County, Colorado.
The project aims to support FOLBR's community initiative of assessing and promoting climate resilience in the Lower Blue River Valley and neighboring communities. The information gathered will be used to assess current site status and conditions and to make management recommendations to landowners on ways to improve soil health, capture carbon, and create more resilient landscapes.
Geosyntec's partnership with FOLBR on this exciting project began in early 2022 and has included significant geospatial desktop research followed by field assessments to establish a habitat baseline, as well as soil health sampling and analysis and development of a carbon stock inventory. Geosyntec team members on this project include Chris Adkison (California), Alex Mathes (Georgia), Hong Jin, Ph.D., (Texas), Amy Mifflin (New Jersey), and Kerry Ground (Alberta).
Work on the project is ongoing—the next step will be to develop context-specific land management prescriptions to promote climate resiliency in the Lower Blue River Valley.
FOLBR is a nonprofit dedicated to sustaining and protecting the traditional agricultural character, promoting the safety of residents, livestock, and wildlife, and maintaining the environmental integrity of the Lower Blue River Valley in Colorado through education, collaboration, and community involvement.
About FOLBR: https://www.folbr.org/
For more information on the project, read the article in Summit County, Colorado's Summit Daily: https://www.summitdaily.com/news/ranchers-partner-on-soil-study-initiative-to-preserve-the-lower-blue-river-valley/