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Environmental Laws and Regulations in Telluride, Colorado, May 1, 2001
Melissa Powers, a third-year law student at Lewis and Clark College's Northwestern School of Law in Portland, Oregon, recently completed An Overview of Environmental Laws Governing Wetlands Development in Telluride, Colorado. This 30-page report is a comprehensive analysis of the legal and regulatory framework governing the development of wetlands in Telluride, Colorado. Its purpose is to help the citizens of Telluride make informed land use decisions for the Valley Floor.
Setting a Course for Informed Community Decision Making, April 16, 2001
Every day across the United States, communities large and small are faced with a host of land use decisions. Some decisions are straightforward. But many are not. The more complex the science, the more complex the decision. The more an issue affects different community members, the more controversial it is. What does "success" look like for these communities? ...continue
Forum, Telluride Opera House, February 19, 2001
Over Presidents Weekend, SEI hosted a highly successful public science forum to introduce the SMHVF project to the Telluride community. Speaking to a packed audience, experts from around the nation discussed the scientific issues relating to conservation in the San Juan Mountains and the San Miguel basin and answered questions from the public. The speakers included Aaron Ellingson (Colorado State University), Dr. Carol Boggs (Stanford University and SEI), Dr. Barry Noon (Colorado State and SEI), Dr. Scott Wissinger (Allegheny College), and SEI President Dr. Deborah Brosnan, who introduced the forum by describing the SMHVF program. The presentations covered a range of topics, from the importance of San Juan mountain biodiversity and ecosystem services to wetlands ecology to the interplay between ecology and human land use boundaries. Dr. Robert Roughley (University of Manitoba) also presented findings from SEI's fall invertebrate surveys in the Telluride area.