KEY PARTNERS: Ute Mountain Ute Nation, Mancos Conservation District, Dolores Watershed Resilient Forest Collaborative, Colorado State Forest Service, Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, Dolores Ranger District

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe is working with multiple partners to implement a 90-acre fuel break and forest restoration treatment on tribal lands. Partners completed sale layout, sale preparation, and established pretreatment monitoring plots. The group also leveraged funding to complete a 700-acre forest inventory of Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Lands to update the Adams Ranch Forest management plan.

Colorado State Forest Service also completed a 20-acre sanitation and salvage project on Adams ranch. These efforts, toward common goals, advanced relationships between partners and the Ute Mountain Ute and will continue in the coming years.

Wildfire Adapted Partnership has heavily invested in outreach and projects in the Summit Lake area through their Neighborhood Ambassador Program; the Mancos Conservation District and Natural Resources Conservation Service are working with landowners to develop and complete thinning projects on private lands; the San Juan NF has completed an extensive fuel break on adjacent FS lands.