FOLBR attempts to understand Lower Blue water issues in context of statewide water planning and management so that the voices of Lower Blue residents will be effective when our water resources are at risk.
Listed here are the Key Resource Concerns on which FOLBR concentrates its efforts…
Private ranches line the Lower Blue River Valley. Some of these ranches remain with their original families today. A few have protected their land through private and government efforts. Conservation easements, open space purchases, and land trades have helped to maintain the historical character of the Lower Blue River Valley. Nevertheless, more work needs to be done to avoid widespread development from overtaking our valley.
FOLBR hopes to sustain and protect traditional agricultural character of the Lower Blue River Valley, using the vehicle of conservation easements as the most viable method of achieving the objectives described above.
Establish active resources that will support weed eradication throughout the Lower Blue River Valley
Investigate and pursue every opportunity to maintain the health, safety and welfare of all residents of the Lower Blue River Valley
- Expansion of cell phone coverage
- Completion of the Highway 9 safety enhancement project
- Fire mitigation: preparedness, protection and education
Coalesce with other groups that respect and engage in efforts that embrace the FOLBR Mission.
- Lower Blue Planning Commission
- Friends of the Dillon Ranger District
- Summit County Weed Advisory Board
- Friends of the Eagle Nest Wilderness Area
- Forest Health Task Force
- Lake Dillon Fire District
- Blue River Horse Center
- Summit County Open Space Advisory Board
- Middle Park Conservation District
- Blue River Watershed Group
- Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust
- Continental Divide Land Trust