|Annual Comanche Creek Workshop
Sponsored by the Quivira Coalition
Friday August 10 — Sunday August 12
Valle Vidal Unit of the Carson National Forest
This year we will be working to restore a wet meadow on the upper reach of Grassy Creek, a tributary of Comanche Creek. We hope you can join Quivira Staff and our project restoration specialists Steve Carson and Craig Sponholtz for a summer weekend learning wet meadow monitoring and new restoration techniques that help restore health to degraded lands!
The Comanche Creek watershed, situated in the Valle Vidal Unit of the Carson National Forest, was historically logged, grazed by livestock and elk, hunted, and mined. These activities resulted in the creation of many roads, overgrazed landscapes, decreased vegetation in riparian zones and an increase in fine sediment within the watershed, specifically along Comanche Creek. Not surprisingly, these activities have also negatively impacted habitat for the native Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout (RGCT).
Over the past 10 years various organizations and agencies have come together to help restore RGCT habitat along Comanche Creek. Here is a chance for you to contribute to this important effort.