Pitkin County, Colorado
DHM developed a master plan for this 550 acre ranch that aims for the coexistence, enhancement, and preservation of the natural character of the site. Located in a secluded valley near Snowmass, the site has a variety of diverse ecosystems including: pasture grasslands, mixed sagebrush, native grasslands, east and west facing oak brush, aspen forests, and wetlands. Portions of the site have been identified by the Colorado Department of Wildlife as primary elk production habitat within the Roaring Fork Valley. DHM developed construction drawings and USACOE permit approvals for approximately 1 mile of stream restoration as well as 15 acres of wetland restoration and enhancement. DHM is providing construction administration for all restoration activities and remains actively involved in the permit monitoring phases of the project.