San Luis Valley Wildlife Refuge Complex
JW Associates provided facilitation and public involvement services to the US Fish and Wildlife Service for the San Luis Valley Refuge Complex Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Land Protection Plan (LPP). The Alamosa, Baca, and Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuges were part of this project. We completed the following tasks; facilitation of a three day Vision and Goals Workshop, an Agency Coordination/Stakeholder Meeting, a three day Alternatives Workshop, two sets of three public meetings and a three day Alternative Development Workshop. JW Associates planned the meetings with FWS, created agendas, presentations and worked on creating and revising various documents resulting from the meetings. The public meetings were well attended by the public due to interest from potential oil and gas development at Baca NWR. Other federal and state agencies, and local groups were part of the workshops. These tasks all involved planning, coordination, and facilitation of diverse stakeholders groups working through large-scale planning.