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Date(s) - April 17, 2021
8:30 am - 12:00 pm


Are you curious about the recent fuels mitigation work visible across the valley from Monarch Mountain? Let’s take the learning outside! Join the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA) and the Arkansas River Watershed Collaborative (ARWC) Lead Forester, Andy Lerch on April 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. for an interpretive hike through areas just above Monarch Park, where ARWC and the US Forest Service (USFS) have worked to mitigate fire danger.  

Get up close and personal with the widespread impacts of the spruce beetle and explore the innovative forestry work that ARWC and the USFS are using to address these problems. Learn how this collaborative work aims to reduce large scale wildfire in our community and protect our water resources.

We are excited to collaborate on this with the Arkansas River Watershed Collaborative,  a Salida based non-profit that serves the Arkansas River Basin communities by addressing locally-identified watershed issues for economic, ecological & social benefit. Learn more about what they do at

Pre-registration is required. Go to: to register. Program tickets are $5 for GARNA members and $10 for non-members.

For more information, contact GARNA at or 719-539-5106.