Summit County: The first of three events in the series ‘All About Water’ is Thursday night

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From the Summit Daily News (Janice Kurbjin):

“The Science of Watershed Protection” is slated for 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Summit County Community and Senior Center at County Commons in Frisco. A panel consisting of experts in the field will address how (and if) the limited U.S. Forest Service can allocate its budget to protect both water supplies and homes. The panel aims to address questions of what watershed protection means and looks like, how to achieve a more resilient forest, how best to protect against catastrophic wildfire — and priorities for how to spend limited resources.

More coverage from the Summit County Citizens Voice. From the article:

A week later (June 16, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.), local experts will discuss stream restoration. Brian Lorch will highlight some local success storied, including a project in the Upper Blue near Four Mile Bridge that has helped boost trout populations. Lane Wyatt will give an update on the Snake River Basin, where heavy metals taint the water from Upper Peru Creek all the way to Keystone, and Forest Service hydrologist Cory Lewellen will describe some potential projects on National Forest lands. Clima Mine restoration will also be on the agenda.

The series wraps up with a luncht-time panel on June 23 at CMC in Breckenridge with input from author and water investor Steve Maxwell (The Future of Water) followed by Eric Kuhn, director of the Colorado River Water Conservation District on the looming problems with the Colorado River. Closing with water attorney Barney White on the tools available to solve the problems and are they adequate for the task.

More Blue River watershed coverage here.

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