Author: Kim Marquis

Mini-grant supports mighty Wilderness stewardship effort

Healthy Horn Fork project eyes new management tactics for Collegiate Peaks Wilderness The 1964 Wilderness Act created the National Wilderness Preservation System, which protects 111 million acres in America from coast to coast. Since then, use of these pristine wildlands has grown exponentially because they are outstanding places to recreate and escape. The Collegiate Peaks … Read More

Chaffee Chips helps landowners prep for wildfire, improve forest health

A countywide fire mitigation program called Chaffee Chips is helping landowners create defensible space around their homes by coordinating neighborhood slash removal and chipping services.  Originally developed by Chaffee County Fire Rescue, the slash haul away service expanded in 2020 with support from Common Ground to increase the number of acres treated in Chaffee County. … Read More

Common Ground supports creation of community fuel breaks

Forest mitigation work creates areas to fight wildfires, support evac and improve wildlife habitat Common Ground investments in wildfire mitigation and forest restoration projects will create two community fuel breaks in Chaffee County in the coming years. The projects are designed by the Envision Forest Health Council, a group of more than 20 community leaders … Read More

Post With A Video

Did you know that working with video is a piece of cake in WordPress? All you have to do is place the video’s URL if it’s on a service like YouTube or Vimeo on it’s own line, and WordPress will automatically fetch and display the vide for you. Just like this: It even displays a … Read More

Post With a Featured Image

This is a simple post to show how things look with a featured image. The image will appear above the post title when viewed from the main blog page. It’s a good way to pull your visitors into the post with something that really catches their attention. A fantastic plugin that makes featured images even … Read More

Right Hand Sidebar

This post has the sidebar on the right hand side. You can choose a global setting in the customizer that will set the layout everywhere. That setting can be overridden on individual pages/posts as well using the layout drop-down menu. Aenean lacinia bibendum nulla sed consectetur. Etiam porta sem malesuada magna mollis euismod. Curabitur blandit … Read More

Left Hand Sidebar

This post has its sidebar on the left hand side. You can set this globally in the customizer or override it on individual pages/posts. That way you have maximum flexibility in how your site looks and works. Fusce dapibus, tellus ac cursus commodo, tortor mauris condimentum nibh, ut fermentum massa justo sit amet risus. Cras … Read More

Full Width Post

This post does not use a sidebar. It’s content area is what we call “full-width.” It gives you extra room for content and fewer distractions. Donec ullamcorper nulla non metus auctor fringilla. Cras mattis consectetur purus sit amet fermentum. Fusce dapibus, tellus ac cursus commodo, tortor mauris condimentum nibh, ut fermentum massa justo sit amet … Read More