granite peaks ranch

Granite Peaks Ranch is a private ranch located in the heart of the San Juan Mountains in the Southern Colorado Rockies. The great forest diversity is comprised of many types of conifer including ponderosa pine, blue spruce, white fir, Douglas-fir, and Engelmann spruce. Beautiful stands of quaking aspen color the landscape in the fall, and many types of shrubs thrive here including scrub oak, berries, sumac, skunk brush, red-berried elder…the list continues growing into a comprehensive inventory of learning opportunities.

wildlife accesibility

We are accessible to wildlife year round and as a result it is not unusual to see the seasonal migrations of all wild life running thru our property. These include elk, moose, big horned sheep, bears, mountain lions and numerous species of birds, fish and other small wildlife.

wildlife accesibility

We are accessible to wildlife year round and as a result it is not unusual to see the seasonal migrations of all wild life running thru our property. These include elk, moose, big horned sheep, bears, mountain lions and numerous species of birds, fish and other small wildlife.e.

current research

 Wildlife, medicinal plants, mushrooms, moss, and the extensive ground cover that also make up the forest enable the study of Mycorrhiza – a symbiotic relationship between a fungus and the roots of a vascular plant.

CLICK HERE TO FIND MORE STUDIES ON MYCORRHIZA

 

current research

 Wildlife, medicinal plants, mushrooms, moss, and the extensive ground cover that also make up the forest enable the study of Mycorrhiza – a symbiotic relationship between a fungus and the roots of a vascular plant.

CLICK HERE TO FIND MORE STUDIES ON MYCORRHIZA

 

biodiversity

Soil content, tree growth, age, species, moisture content and overall health will be just some of the factors taken into consideration as we manage Granite Peaks Ranch. Additionally, factors such as weather, topography, microbe experimentation, insect interaction and history of the forest are also seen as being instrumental in taking accurate measurements when studying and monitoring the forest health. Relevant data collected will be made available to educational institutions, research facilities, and to the public.

 

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