Natural Resource Center presentation Monday

Interested members of the public are invited to attend an informational meeting about the Natural Resource Center project on Mon., Jan. 28, 6 p.m., at the SteamPlant Ballroom.  There will be a brief presentation about the history of the project.  Members of the board for the Natural Resource Center Development Corporation will be on hand to answer questions from the public.

More information about the history of the project may be found on the city’s website at www.cityofsalida.com.  Look under the Projects tab on the home page or type in this web address: http://cityofsalida.com/projects/natural-resource-center/.

The Natural Resource Center is an effort to consolidate Salida’s resource management agencies on a single multiagency campus. Agencies that currently have a presence in Salida include the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service, Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife, Colorado State Forest Service.  Construction of a new U.S. Forest Service facility is currently underway.

Discussions with Colorado Parks and Wildlife are coming to fruition.  This newly merged state agency is in negotiations to purchase Lot 3 of the NRC subdivision adjacent to the U.S. Forest Service facility.  Initial conversations have also begun with Colorado State University about the possibility of a presence in Salida.

If you have questions about the Natural Resource Center, please review the information on the city website or attend the meeting on Monday.  If you are unable to attend, please contact Dara MacDonald, Salida City Administrator and NRC Board member at 530-2629 or dara.macdonald@cityofsalida.com.

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