"Colorado College's Campus at Baca is located on approximately 300 acres near the town of Crestone, Colorado, along the west side of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Its buildings are situated primarily adjacent to the South Crestone Creek drainage. Several different vegetation zones exist within these 300 acres, including a narrowleaf cottonwood/rocky mountain juniper riparian zone, a shrub/grassland zone, and a pinyon/juniper/ponderosa zone. Within each zone there are different fire regimes, elemental balances, and biodiversities. This land management plan is designed to be adaptive in nature, and reflect sensitivity to each zone."--Introduction p. 3
Contents: Management plan priorities -- Work completed, objectives met -- Future management goals -- Fire and safety issues -- Water and safety issues -- Wind and safety issues -- Earth movements and safety issues -- Forest health issues -- Noxious weeds -- Work along South Crestone Creek, 2007 -- Crestone Creek riparian corridor -- Status report and strategies for fire management and biological diversity -- Invasive species -- The Colorado College Baca Campus land management plan -- Ongoing maintenance -- Develop emergency warning system -- Maintenance of buildings -- Maintenance of water systems -- Maintenance of landscape -- Proposals for integration of activities with students, faculty, and staff -- Appendices: Management of invasive species -- Defensible zones/Fire resistant landscaping -- Shaded fuelbreak design -- Discovering the language of the elements.