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INDEX FEDERAL, STATE & BLM AGENCIES (click to link to topic) FIRE   Colorado   New Mexico     FORESTRY   Colorado   New Mexico  INSECTS, DISEASE   WETLANDS  WILDLIFE STATE COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY AGRICULTURE, ETC.   Colorado   New Mexico  FIRE Colorado - Fire Colorado Fires-Travelers, General Resource http://www.colorado.com/colorado-wildfire-updates-for-travelers New Mexico - Fire New Mexico Fire  Information http://nmfireinfo.com/ FORESTRY Colorado - Forestry Colorado State Forest Service  Fort Lewis College Campus, FLC 7233, 1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO 81301.  Phone: (970)247-5252.  Email: kgrant@lamar.colostate.edu Note: Very helpful and knowledgeable foresters with years of experience.  Various brochures and informational sheets on pests, trees, fire, and more.  See a Colorado State Forest Service resource list of some of the brochures, magazines and instructional sheets found at the Colorado State Forest Service below.  Some of these may be cross-referenced by category throughout this web page. New Mexico - Forestry http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SFD/ INSECTS, DISEASE Various Beetles See the below resource list section on Insects and Disease Mountain Pine Beetle - Trees and Shrubs Colorado State Extension Mountain Pine Beetle See the below resource list section on Mountain Pine Beetle www.ext.colostate.edu WETLANDS Animas Conservancy (970)259-0522 http://www.animasconservancy.org/index.html Colorado Division of Wildlife - Wetlands http://wildlife.state.co.us/LandWater/WetlandsProgram/ Ducks Unlimited Conservation Easement 1-800-45DUCKS (01)758-3825 http://www.ducks.org/conservation/easement.asp San Juan Fen Parnership http://www.mountainstudies.org/Research/wetLandMonitoring.htm Southwest Wetlands http://www.southwestcoloradowetlands.org WILDLIFE Colorado - Wildlife Colorado Division of Wildlife 151 East 16th Street  Durango, CO 81301 (970) 247-0855 Headquarters: 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216 http://wildlife.state.co.us/Pages/Home.aspx STATE COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY AGRICULTURE, XERISCAPING, IRRIGATION, ETC Colorado  Agricultural Sciences, Etc. Colorado State University Cooperative Extension http://www.ext.colostate.edu See the CSU Cooperative Extension section at bottom of page for more info  New Mexico  Agricultural Sciences, Etc. New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center (ASC) Farmington Delivery address: 300 Road 4063, Farmington, NM 87401 Mailing: POB 1018. Phone: (505)960-7757 Email: farmingt@nmsu.edu http://farmingtonsc.nmsu.edu (Click here NMSU-ASC for more information on the Nature Schools, Etc. page)  New Mexico State University San Juan County Extension Office - Aztec 213-A S. Oliver Drive Aztec, NM 87410 Phone: (505)334-9496 Fax: (505)334-7146 Email: sanjuan@nmsu.edu http://sanjuanextension.nmsu.edu/ New Mexico State Extension Plant Sciences Division New Mexico State University, Skeen Hall Room N140 P.O. Box 30003, MSC 3AE Las Cruces, NM 88003 Phone: (575) 646-5280 Fax: (575) 646-8085 http://eps.nmsu.edu/  (See more on the NMSU Extension Plant Sciences Division below). San Juan College  - Horticulture, Plants, Etc. 4601 College Blvd., Farmington, NM 87402 Horticulture - List of Major Plant Communities - Bolack San Juan Basin Flora Project Zones and Formations for vegetation in this area, also discusses Colorado Plateau vegetation in general: http://www.sanjuancollege.edu/pages/987.asp Also see San Juan College Horticulture Herbarium: http://www.sanjuancollege.edu/pages/425.asp Water (Several of these are also found under 4 Corners Water Section). Water Reservoir San Juan County http://www.usbr.gov/uc/water/rsvrs/ops/crsp_40_nr.html Bureau of Reclamation Western Colorado Area Office-Durango 835 E. 2nd Ave. Ste 300 Durango, CO 81301 (970)385-6500 www.usbr.gov Note: "The mission of the Bureau of Reclamation is to manage, develop, and protect water and related resources in an environmentally and economically sound manner in the interest of the American public." (from brochure) Navajo Lake State Park (NM) managed by the New Mexico State Parks Division 1448 NM Highway 511, #1 Navajo Dam, NM  87419 (505)632-2278 Navajo Lake State Park (CO) managed by the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife Navajo State Park POB 1697 Arboles, CO 81121 (970)883-2208 New Mexico State University Water Task Force http://eps.nmsu.edu/water-task-force.html New Mexico State University Rio Grande Basin Initiative http://aces.nmsu.edu/rgbi/ San Juan County Water Commission http://www.sjwc.org/ San Juan County Water - Area Planning and Health http://sanjuanco.com/health/ehswrm.aspx Drinking Water- San Juan County sanjuanco.com/health/ehswater.aspx San  Juan County Stormwater sanjuanco.com/publicworks/stormwater.aspx Note on CSU Cooperative Extension: Puts out some informational material on protective measures against wildfire for your home.  Note: one of the priorities discussed here deals with roofing: consider putting up Class C or better rating fire resistant material for roofing.  The other issue is to create increasingly fire manageable zones as they get closer to the home by paying attention to what and how things nearby are likely to burn.  Use materials closest to the house which might block fire like rock especially if there exists fire-hazard siding and such.  (See Creating Wildfire-Defensible Zones in the CSU Extension's Natural Resources Series.) (Return here to CSU Cooperative Extension in list above) Notes on the NMSU Extension Plant Sciences Division: It performs field demonstrations of crops, provides training for pesticide application, identifies plant diseases and insects, and educates producers on maintaining water quality around agricultural areas. Plant science specialists provide educational programs to numerous commodity and special interest groups throughout New Mexico. The Department strives to provide producers, clientele, and citizens with a broad base of essential knowledge, education, and support. Chile producers, pecan growers, alfalfa hay growers, Master Gardeners, garden clubs, beekeepers, Native American tribes, the Elephant Butte Irrigation District, and the New Mexico Highway Department are just some of the people who seek out the department's support. (Return here to NMSU Extension Plant Sciences Division above)  Cooperative Extension: Resource List - Colorado State Forest Insects and Disease: Focus on Forests Colorado State Forest and San Juan Mountains Association material found at the Colorado State Forest Office on the Fort Lewis College campus. Summary: this material has a quick guide to Southwest Colorado Beetles on the back cover: Western Pine Beetle, Spruce Beetle, Fir Engraver Beetle, Pinyon Ips, Pine Engraver, Spruce Ips Example: PInyon Ips: Attacks pinyon pine; Tuning fork-like; X-shaped; Dense pattern (photos are shown with each topic). The topics covered: Beetle infestation and a more detailed description of the beetles.  Bark Beetles and Borers, Preventative Spraying, Parasites and Tree Diseases. Improving Forest Health.  A Wildfire Resistant Landscape. “We are seeing increased and diverse beetle activity throughout the Southwest Colorado region.  Spruce beetle and spruce ips are showing up in Blue Spruce strands; fir engraver beetles are attacking white fir; even twig beetles which normally would not kill a tree are attacking and weakening trees and causing additional die-offs.”  Chas T. Carmichael, Colorado State Forest Service Mountain Pine Beetle Trees and Shrubs By Colorado State University Extension www.ext.colostate.edu
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