What is the Owl Mountain Partnership?
In 1993 the North Park Habitat Partnership Program (NPHPP) committee applied to the Seeking Common Ground organization for a grant to form a partnership between government agencies and local landowners in an attempt to address local issures beyond the fence and forage problems with which HPP was concerned. The grant was given to our committtee and the Owl Mountain Parntership was formed. This partnership developed into a landacape based ecosystem management group that encouraged the use of livestock grazing systems, habitat development projects, water developments, and information and education efforts to benefit overall land health. The North Park HPP committee continues to be a strong partner with the Owl Mountain Partnership.
The Owl Mountain Partnership is a coalition of local goverment agendices and private sector stakeholders implementing an on-the-ground prototype for Ecosystem Management in rural Jackson County (North Park), CO. The Partnership, by identifying land health as its common ground, has brought diverse interested parties to the same table. Social, cultural, and economic factors, as well as ecological sustainability, are addressed in a pro-active, long-term approach to sustainable resource management. This group views its process as a citable alternative resource management tool and strongly believes that it should be duplicated elsewhere.
July 11 7 p.m.
September 5 7 p.m.
November 7 4 p.m.
Cary Lewis Co-Chairman, Rancher
Jack Haworth Co-Chairman, Rancher
Dusty Smith Landowner
Tom Hackleman Rancher
Neilie Goodwin BLM
Zach Hughes BLM
Josh Dilley CPW
Pepper Canterbury CPW
Liza Rossi Habitat Biologist, CPW
Hunter Townsend Colorado State Forest
Mike Alpe U.S. Forest Service
Ann Timberman U.S.F.W.S.
Carol Brown CO State Land Board
Debbi Heeney NRCS
Kent Minor CPW
Betsy Blecha OMP Project Manager
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