Nov, 2013 Summit County’s Forest Health Task Force takes a head-on look at Straight Creek

Throughout spring and summer, volunteers hiked along paths through brush and trees to find markers and take soil samples, count seedlings and monitor temperatures at Straight Creek. The hikers were taking part in a project organized by the Forest Health Task Force with the help of the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District. The project site is situated on Forest Service-owned land between Straight Creek, the primary source water supply for Dillon, and Interstate 70. It included 56 monitoring plots. The urban nature of the Straight Creek watershed has made it a subject of special interest to a variety of stakeholders, including local biologists, transportation professionals and government officials. (SDN 11/15/2013) READ COMPLETE ARTICLE