Ancient Wildlife on the Uncompahgre Plateau

Sara Coulter and Glade Hadden

The Uncompahgre Plateau has been an attractive place to live and hunt, not just for current inhabitants, but for humans for more than 10 Millennia, from transient hunters of the last great ice age to settled farmers and foragers of the latest Formative period, and on into the historic Ute people who lived in the area for over 500 years. Most of the people who have lived in the Uncompahgre over the centuries lived a stable life of hunting and gathering, relying on the Uncompahgre Plateau country for Big Game and other mountain resources.

Concerned citizens coming together to preserve habitat and corridors surrounding the northwestern San Juan Mountains.


The San Juan Corridors Coalition is dedicated to preserving critical habitat and migration corridors for mule deer and other wildlife by:

Supporting and working with DOW to identify habitat issues and areas in need of protection

Educating the public about wildlife and human impact issues

Encouraging landowners

to consider conservation easements and other measures to protect their land

Working with county government to develop land use policies that have a minimal impact on wildlife

Working with CDOT to allow safe passage for wildlife and people

Thursday, January 14th, 7 p.m.

Ridgway Community Center

Railroad Avenue, Ridgway

Doors Open at 6:30

Refreshments provided

Information: 626-4496