The Biota Committee of the Snowmass Capitol Creek was formed to learn about the caucus area ecology and history. The goal of the committee, and the Caucus, is to share this information with all of our residents who are interested, and to invite everyone to participate in the exploration of the natural resources in our back yards.
In 2016, the Biota Committee researched and presented wonderful information on history in our valleys, Sudden Aspen Decline, and the Williams Hill flora/fauna. The Committee also hosted a talk by geologist Kayo Ogilby on the geology of the Snowmass and Capitol Creek valleys. The Committee produced 25 posters on the history and ecology of the area.
Ideas for future Biota Committee presentations and activities include:
Bob Silbernagel on the Ute Indians (Bob lives in Grand Junction)
A bird count as a half-day field trip
Overflights with EcoFlight
A photography contest with enough prize money to attract good photographers
Mapping or survey projects
History & Ecology of the Snowmass and Capitol Creek Valleys
Below you will find examples of the research and posters produced by the Biota Committee.