Biological and Historical Site evidential studies are being done as part of PCEOC's efforts to show how important this area is to the ecosystem the history and our lives.
The biological diversity of the shortgrass prairies and juniper rimmed canyons of Southeast
Colorado represent a vast and largely intact ecosystem that is not fully understood or
documented....It is with that objective in mind that PCEOC promoted and supported the Southeastern Colorado Survey
of Critical Biological Resources 2007.
CLICK HERE to read the Executive Summary for the Biological Survey
The Full 108 mb survey is available at http://www.cnhp.colostate.edu/reports.html - titled: Southeastern Colorado Survey of Critical Biological Resources 2007 (PDF 108 mb) Stevens, J., J. Sovell, D. Culver, K. Decker, L. Grunau, A. Lavender, C. Gaughan
Some of the things that are also being reviewed is the history of the region along with the multitudes of sites from homesteads and the aftermath of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. For example below is a link to a March 24, 2009 story/interview done by KCFR public radio - and on their program, Colorado Matters.
In this story: In southeastern Colorado, homesteaders left behind a treasure trove of
artifacts. Ryan Warner speaks with Abbey Christman, survey coordinator
for Colorado Preservation Inc.
Old Homesteads Have Stories To Tell