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.

  1. GMUG Announces the Availability of Proposed Forest Plan

    Forest Supervisor Chad Stewart announced the availability of the draft Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests revised land management plan and the accompanying draft environmental impact statement for a 90-day public review/comment period. Read on...
  2. USDA Seeks Applications for Rural Energy for America Program

    Agricultural producers and rural small businesses are eligible applicants for loan guarantees and grants for renewable energy systems and to make energy efficiency improvements. Read on...
  3. Colorado's Wolf Reintroduction Plan

    The site below provides information on public engagement for the Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Gray Wolf Restoration and Management Plan process. Please check back often for updates on the process and upcoming opportunities for public comment. Read on...
  4. San Miguel County Announces Completion of the 2020 Meat Processing Facility Feasibility Study

    In 2020, San Miguel County received a Rural Economic Development Grant (REDI) from the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) to conduct a feasibility study on the existing and potential meat processing options for meat producers and hunters. Read on...
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