Open Sky Wilderness Therapy Special Recreation Permit

An alcove site recorded during the Open Sky project
Open Sky Wilderness Therapy contracted ERO to survey wilderness therapy camps and activity areas on BLM lands in southeastern Utah as part of an environmental assessment for a Special Recreation Permit with the Monticello Field Office. In the 101 acres surveyed, ERO documented 18 sites ranging from small lithic and artifact scatters to open habitation sites with large rubble mounds, kivas, and extensive midden deposits that date from the Pueblo II to Pueblo III periods.

Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge

Shoveler Pool at Fish Spring National Wildlife Refuge
ERO worked closely with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Refuge staff and regional planners to develop the Comprehensive Conservation Plan/Environmental Assessment for Fish Springs in Utah.

Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge

Rock Creek drainage at Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge
ERO assisted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the preparation of a Comprehensive Conservation Plan and associated environmental impact statement for creation of a new wildlife refuge in Colorado.

Reroutes and Repairs to Flood-Damaged Trails, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

Lawn Lake Trail damage from erosion of the Roaring River streambank
ERO is currently assisting the park with resource data collection and preparation of an EA for the reroute and repair of five trails heavily damaged from storms and flooding in 2013. ERO is evaluating the potential environmental effects of alternative treatments and realignments of damaged trails. In addition to preparation of the EA, ERO is conducting biological and cultural surveys to define resources in the project area to assist with impact evaluation and develop mitigation measures. ERO is also responsible for preparing materials for and participating in public scoping and EA comment meetings.

Reroutes and Repairs to Flood-Damaged Trails, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

Lawn Lake Trail damage following flooding
ERO is currently assisting the park with resource data collection and preparation of an EA for the reroute and repair of five trails heavily damaged from storms and flooding in 2013. ERO is evaluating the potential environmental effects of alternative treatments and realignments of damaged trails. In addition to preparation of the EA, ERO is conducting biological and cultural surveys to define resources in the project area to assist with impact evaluation and develop mitigation measures. ERO is also responsible for preparing materials for and participating in public scoping and EA comment meetings.