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.


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”

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

July 9: Laurie Huckaby, US Forest Service
“The Last 1000 Years in Larimer County, from the Trees’ Point of View”

Aug 13: Milt Geiger: Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association (PVREA)
“Wind and Solar Power”

Sep 10: Ron Harden: Fort Collins Audubon Society
“Bringing Back the Birds”

Oct 8: Larimer County
“Recycling and the Residential Convenience Centers”


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” 

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

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

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


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