A collaboration between Uncompahgre/Com and the U.S. Forest Service offered Delta High School students an opportunity to job shadow Forest Service professionals and gain work experience assisting on projects. Each intern had an individual research project based on his or her field of interest.
Morgan Hamm studied Gunnison sage grouse habitat and how it can be managed through landscape treatments including prescribed burns, mowing the oakbrush and herbicide applications, all followed by a spreading of native seeds.
Markus Hays did a livestock study that focused on grazing management in the Crystal and West Antelope creeks on the Gunnison National Forest. His focus is on educating people on effects of wildlife and livestock grazing on GMUG national forests.
Alyssa Marker continued a comparison of Colorado River cutthroat trout habitat on Crystal Creek and East Cimarron River that she started last year.