Working together gets more accomplished
The Mission of the BLM is to manage and conserve public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under the mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, primarily located in 12 Western states. The WCCC collaborates with the Grand Junction, Uncompahgre (Montrose) and Gunnison Field Offices on fee-for-service projects. We also have a close relationship with the State Office in Lakewood.
Service projects with the BLM include building mountain bike trails in the Fruita Desert, treating tamarisk infestations on the Dolores River and building habitat for Gunnison Sage Grouse.
Since 1916, the American people have entrusted the National Park Service with the care of their national parks. The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resouces conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.
Service projects with the NPS include building wildlife fences at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, partnering with the Colorado National Monument's Maintenance Department for seasonal repairs, and maintaining trails at Curecanti National Recreation Area.
The mission of Colorado Parks and Wildlife is to perpetuate the wildlife resources of the state, to provide a quality state parks system, and to provide enjoyable and sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities that educate and inspire current and future generations to serve as active stewards of Colorado's natural resouces.
Service projects with CPW include chainsawing through dense tamarisk at Escalante State Wildlife Area, seasonal maintenance at Chipeta State Park, and barbed wire fencing at Cimarron State Wildlife Area.
The United States Forest Service
The USFS is a multi-faceted agency that manages and protects 154 national forests and 20 grasslands in 44 states and Puerto Rico. The agency's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of teh nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The WCCC collaborates with Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, collaborating with the Grand Valley and Gunnison Ranger Offices and the GMUG Supervisor's Office in Delta.
WCCC service projects have included building Gunnison Sage Grouse habitat and constructing mountain biking trails on the Uncompahgre Plateau.
The mission of the Bureau of Reclamation is to manage, develop, and protect water and related resouces in an environmentally and economically sound manner in the interest of the American public.
WCCC service projects may include habitat restoration or fence construction with the BOR
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
The mission of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefi of the American People.
WCCC service projects may include habitat restoration or fence construction with the FWS.
We partner with local governments throughout the region. There are many shared values and opportunities for funding projects with small governments.
Examples of which include construction of Baxter Gulch trail with the town of Crested Butte, Matchett Park with the City of Grand Junction, Cerise Park development with Montrose, and the Colorado Riverfront Trail with the City of Fruita and Mesa County.