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CHAFFEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS…

• Formally declared Chaffee County as a Heritage Area
• Designated GARNA as administrator and coordinator
• Encouraged the incorporated towns to become formal partners
• Pledged direct financial resources with more as matching funds for grants
• Developed a powerful GIS database for Heritage Planning

CHAFFEE COUNTY’S HERITAGE GIS DATABASE

CHAFFEE COUNTY’S HERITAGE GIS DATABASE

WILDIFE PRODUCTION (Elk, Bighorn)

87 “layers” of information

• Land ownership
• Roads, utilities
• Water resources
• Public lands
• Cultural features• Zoning

CHAFFEE COUNTY’S HERITAGE GIS DATABASE

Another example of useful data for heritage planning is the location of historic sites.  This is a work still in progress and many more sites, especially outside the towns, need to be added. 

Remember this is a multi-layered database where you can click on any of these sites and have access to all its written data sheets, a photo or any other information  which has been entered.  And you can overlay this information on any other set of data, like say zoning, subdivision boundaries or landownership.

 

CHAFFEE COUNTY’S HERITAGE GIS DATABASE

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