The Monroe Mountain Working Group: Benefits and Challenges of Collaboration

    The Monroe Mountain Working Group: Benefits and Challenges of Collaboration

     

     

    In August of 2015, the Richfield Ranger District of the USFS released a ‘Final Environmental Impacts Statement and Draft Record of Decision’ for a 10 year plan to improve aspen ecosystems on Monroe Mountain. This was the culmination of a 4 year collaborative effort. This presentation discusses how a group of more than 20 stakeholders arrived at consensus on management changes and restoration projects aimed at improving aspen ecosystem health on Monroe Mountain.