2013-2014 Public Programming
You may register for any program in person.
Please contact the GARNA office at 719-539-5106 to arrange.
Ski with a Naturalist Tours at Monarch Mountain
Fridays, December 13 through March 28
GARNA is again partnering with Monarch Mountain and the US Forest Service Salida Ranger District to offer locals and resort guests a free on-hill ski naturalist tour. Participants will learn about the history of recreation on Monarch Pass, ski area-USFS partnership, Monarch's green mission, and forest and wildlife ecology. Next time you're enjoying skiing or boarding at Monarch Mountain, enhance your experience by attending a Ski Naturalist Tour.
The tour departs every Friday at 11:00 a.m. The group meets at the sign in front of Ski Patrol headquarters across from the Pioneer lift. Guests of all ages and abilities are welcome. The tour is free, follows all beginner runs and lasts for about 45 minutes.
Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 21
The count fields teams to record bird species and numbers on this day as part of the overall Christmas Count effort that takes place in a two week period across North America. Participants do not need to be proficient in bird identification, instead they can join more experienced birders on a team. Individuals should be prepared to be outside in any kind of weather. The Salida count is supported by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the GARNA Bird Club. Please email Andrew Mackie if you would like to participate.
GARNA Annual Environmental Presentation & Meeting
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Ian Billick, PhD will present. Ian is a field biologist who is interested in the ecology and evolution of complex systems. He serves as the Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Gothic, CO which is home to one of the world's largest annual migrations of field biologists.
This year's GARNA Environmental Presentation is sponsored by the Salida Sunrise Rotary Club.
Location: SteamPlant Ballroom