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Modern Music Creation with At-Risk Youth: Curriculum Development and Teaching with Colorado Music Bridge and 4H

OBJECTIVES 1) Mentor intern as a music teacher in the field 2) Collaborate with 4H Youth Development agent(s) and CMB directors to develop inclusive modern music creation curricula. 3) Impact at-risk youth with engaging summer music programming that dismantles barriers to access by reaching students in free, safe, and accessible spaces. SCOPE • Work with 2-4 …

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Saving Green: Exploring the Efficacy of Mycelial Forest Patches as an Urban Forest Restoration Treatment

The Saving Green project is rooted in scientific and traditional indigenous knowledge. The project team is using mycelium “forest patches” to restore contaminated soils, beloved trees, public spaces, and essential water resources in highly industrialized and polluted urban areas. The “brain of nature”, fungal mycelium is a mutualistic element of ecosystems that fosters resilience. In …

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long term post-fire intern

The internship will be field focused. The intern will work daily with a graduate student in the Hayman Fire to understand long term patterns of forest recovery. The objectives of the project is to understand: 1) How are 20+ year old fires recovering in term of tree regeneration, forest structure, and bird communities that are …

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Economics of Agricultural Water Sharing Arrangements in the Upper Colorado Basin

The scope of our project is to design an internship model during which the student can utilize their skills to undertake dynamic, detailed and interesting work that reflects the changing nature of CSU’s statewide engagement mission, availing ourselves of video and social media platforms that have not been effectively utilized by the Western Colorado Research …

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STEP Up! Enhancing the Biodiversity and Resilience of Colorado’s Community Forests

Organized by the Colorado Tree Coalition (CTC), the purpose of the Select Tree Evaluation Program (STEP) is to evaluate the ability of new and underutilized tree species and varieties to grow and thrive in Colorado. Through thoughtful selection and rigorous monitoring we are able to document strong performers, evaluate their growth characteristics and environmental needs, …

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Juvenile foraging and growth responses to climate change in hibernating squirrels

Climatic shifts to warmer and often drier conditions are occurring more rapidly at higher elevations and latitudes, and are therefore likely to disproportionately affect the mammalian hibernators that occur there. In general, hibernator active seasons are lengthening, as hibernation phenology tracks shorter winters. However, we still lack a mechanistic understanding of how these longer active …

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Evaluating Past and Current Processes Related to Grower Evaluations of Advanced Potato Selections from the Colorado Potato Breeding and Selection Program and Implications for the Future

The Potato Breeding and Selection Program at CSU focuses on developing potato cultivars adapted for the San Luis Valley and Northern Colorado potato growing regions. Colorado is the second largest production region of fresh potatoes in the US. Since 1975, there have been 34 potato cultivars released by the CSU potato breeding program representing several …

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Wildfire risk mitigation and environmental justice in Colorado’s forest landscapes

Colorado forests are representative of landscapes throughout the American West characterized by rapid demographic and land use change coupled with increasing risk of high-intensity wildfire. Mitigating risk of wildfire along with building more resilient landscapes fundamentally requires the engagement of diverse actors and institutions, from private landowners to local organizations to state and federal management …

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Rooftop Agriculture

Rooftop agriculture is a pioneering field in the emerging area of urban food production. While rooftop agricultural production has been successful in other cities across the world, it is still theoretical in our high elevation, sunny, semiarid environment. Ideal horticultural crop selection and optimal irrigation regimes require testing. The intensive green roof system on top …

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