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FOREST AND SHRUBLAND INVENTORY


Data gathered from forest inventory plots provides comprehensive information about the state and dynamics of forests. The data allows us to calculate, among other things, the number of trees per acre, the basal area (the area covered by trees), the volume of trees, and the value of the timber. These calculations provide a scientific basis for strategic and management planning of forest areas.

Beaver Ponds personnel have established over 34 circular, 1/5-acre inventory plots in forest areas and in the sagebrush dominated slope north of Sacramento Creek. Several plots are located in areas where we are also conducting fire mitigation to measure species responses to removal and trimming of canopy trees.  In addition to sources of important data, the plots will be used as teaching tools where students and visitors can learn forest inventory techniques, tree and shrub identification, and ecological classification.

Events & Programs

 

There's always something fun to do at Beaver Ponds this summer.
Here are some upcoming programs and events.

 

Plant Walks - The 30th of each month
August 30, 10am - 12pm
Contact Eric Chatt for more information at (719) 838-0143

Plein Air Artists 
September 5, 9am - 3pm
Contact Julie Bullock for more information at (719) 836-2622

Fiber Workshop Series - Felting Insoles
September 9, 1pm - 4pm
Contact Krissy Barrett for more information at (719) 838-0143
Click here for more information!

Downtown Denver Expeditionary School Fall Campers
September 12-14, 11am - 1pm
For more information visit http://ddeschools.org/

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PO Box 995
2234 Busch Run Road
Fairplay, CO 80440
info@beaverponds.org
719.838.0143

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Beaver Ponds Environmental Education Center (BPEEC) helps people of all ages experientially learn about domestic livestock, horticulture, green energy generation and environmental conservation in a high-alpine, natural setting at Sacramento Creek Ranch near Fairplay, Colorado.

 

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