Speakers

The GVM Ecology team hosts subject matter experts from various organizations with topics that equip owners to maintain our mountain properties and fit in with our beautiful mountain environment.

The presentations are on the second Tuesday of each summer month.  They start at 6:30 pm at the Mountain Meeting Place after the Ecology Committee meeting. All are welcome. Invite a friend. Refreshments provided.


2022 season

July 12: Casey Cisneros, Larimer County Weed District.

Casey will take you on a walk outside to identify weeds. If the weather is rainy, he will talk about weeds indoors using a PowerPoint presentation

August 9: Ronda Koski, Colorado State University.

Rhonda will talk about native plants in our area.

September 13: Derek Sebastian, Bayer.

Derek will let us know the best way to manage cheatgrass – the bane of our existence in GVM!!

October 11: Terry Campbell

Our very own GVM resident, Terry Campbell, is going to talk about our wonderful GVM trails.

Please be sure to come to any or all of the presentations. This will also be your chance to let the Ecology Team know what types of talks you feel would be interesting and useful for next year’s Speaker Series.

2020 season

Due to COVID, the Speaker Series was suspended.


2019 season

April 9: Fire Chief Vanessa Fournier, Larry Maybon, and Jim Petrie
“Preparing for Heavy Spring Snowstorms”

May 14: Daniel Bowker: Coalition for Poudre River Watershed  (CPRW)
Click here to view the slideset on “Forest Restoration” (PDF file)

June 11: Casey Cisneros: Larimer County Land Stewardship
Click here to watch the video on “Mitigating Cheatgrass” (YouTube)
Click here to watch the video on “Weed Management” (YouTube)

July 9: Laurie Huckaby, US Forest Service
Click here to view the slideset on “The Last 1000 Years in Larimer County, from the Trees’ Point of View” . (PDF file)

Aug 13: Milt Geiger: Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association (PVREA)
Click here to view the slideset on “Wind and Solar Power” (PDF file)
Click here to watch the video on “Wind and Solar Power”. (YouTube)

Sep 10: cancelled

Oct 8: Susie Gordon: City of Fort Collins Environmental Services
“Recycling”
Click the play arrow to listen to the audio (mp3)

Oct 8: Jim Becker: Partnership for Age-Friendly Communities (PAFC)
Click the play arrow to listen to the audio (mp3)


2018 season

Apr 10: Darlene Kirkpatrick – N40 Alliance
“Resiliency and Preparedness”

May 8: Douglas Rice – CSU Environmental Quality
Click here to watch the video of “Is Your Well Water Safe” (YouTube)

June 12: Linda Petrie – GVM ecology
Click here to view the slideset of “Enjoying the Trails of GVM” (PDF file)

July 10: Greg Florant – CSU
Click here to watch the video of  “Those Mysterious Marmots”  (YouTube)

Aug 14: Shane Craig – Colo Parks and Wildlife
“The Big Cats on the Mountain”

Sep 11: Weston Toll – Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed
Click here to view the slideset of “Forest Health Treatments Including Prescribed Fire”

Oct 9: Julie Schutze – Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Click here to view the slideset of “Relocating and Rehabilitating Wildlife”


2017 season

April 11: Jim Tolstop – High Plains Environmental Center
“Native Plants. Restoring Nature Where We Live”

May 9: Renee Galeano-Popp – GVM Ecology
“Application of Herbicide”

June 13: Brock McArdle – Colo Parks and Wildlife
“Mountain Lions”  rescheduled to July 11

July 11: Brock McArdle – Colo Parks and Wildlife
“Wildlife K-9, and Mountain Lions”

August 8: Renee Galeano-Popp – GVM Ecology
“Shambhala Mountain Center”

Sep 12:  George Schisler – Colo Parks and Wildlife
“Aquatic Research”

Oct 10:  Cancelled
“Marmots”


2016 season

Apr 12: Jeanne and Mike Corbin: Poudre Wilderness Volunteers
Click here to watch video of “Discover the Hiking Trails near GVM”

May 24:  Jennifer Kovecses: Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed
Click here to watch video of “Restoration of Habitat after a Wildfire

July 26: Dave Lentz: Larimer County Forestry
Click here to watch video of “Current Forest Issues”

Aug 9: Renee Galeano-Popp , John Popp,  and Dr. Hildy Reiser
Click here to watch video of  “Animal Inns — There’s Life in Dead Trees!”

Sep 13: Diane K Nelson and Tony Mahon: GVM Fire Protection District
Click here to watch video ofFIREWISE and Landscaping”

Oct 11: Ron Harden: Fort Collins Audubon Society
Click here to watch video of “The Mountains Have Wings: mountain bird neighbors to enjoy watching and understanding