Natural Resources and Special Projects
The San Miguel County Natural Resources and Special Projects (NR/SP) Department supports the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) and County departments working to protect and enhance environmental quality and stewardship of lands, waters and natural resources in San Miguel County. NR/SP acts as a liaison to state and federal agencies and assists the BOCC in providing relevant and timely feedback and comments on a broad array of state and federal legislative and environmental planning and rule-making processes. For federal planning and National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) processes, NR/SP coordinates the County’s activities and responsibilities as a Cooperating Agency.
NR/SP provides project management for special projects and initiatives that further the mission of the County and goals of the BOCC. NR/SP performs technical support, research and policy analysis services to County Departments on request. NR/SP coordinates the county organization’s sustainability efforts for energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction, including the County’s Watts Up! Initiative and SolSmart recognition. NR/SP responds to citizen concerns and questions regarding natural resources for appropriate action.
Fire Management Officials from the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests plan to conduct prescribed burns this spring. The vegetation treatments will occur April - June depending upon weather, ground, and vegetation conditions. Read on...