FOLBR - Friends Of the Lower Blue River

FOLBR Climate Resiliency Update

FOLBR is actively working on our Summer/Autumn implementation plans with our private landowners.

We have examined the results of our soil tests across four landscape types with our partner Colorado Mycology Watershed Institute.The samples came back with results across physical, biological and chemical groups.

Overall 15 characteristics or indicators were listed with a value and rating of very low, low, medium, high or very high. The indicators illuminated potential ecological soil uplifts or amendments to enhance surface hardness, organic matter and active carbon as well as soil respiration.

We will be introducing mycellium applications in sagebrush and forested woodland areas to address those landscapes whose scores indicated room for improvement. This is a major undertaking and inspiring as well. Mycellium, as you may recall from earlier articles, is the communication system in the soil that allows for more robust vegetative root system development and soil health.

The data collection from this will be informative to the ranches as well as to additional landowners and public land managers. It could be pivotal as we continue to seek natural climate solutions.

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