Moffat County Fairgrounds Recreational & Educational Trail Internship

Western Region



Primary Topic:

Economic and Community Development

Other Topics:

Health and Well-Being, Natural Resources and Sustainability

Lead Mentor:  

Megan Stetson

Extension Director and Specialist, 4-H Youth Development and Agriculture

Internship Overview:

The Moffat County Fairgrounds Trail Internship seeks to provide a CSU student with the unique opportunity to create a master plan for a trail to run alongside the Moffat County Fairgrounds. This trail will provide a safe and educational place for individuals and families to walk, jog, or bike. Throughout the trail, interactive information centers will cover topics like livestock, farming, wildlife, plants (vegetables and flowers), trees, and soil native to Moffat County. Close access to water from the sprinklers will allow shrubs, vegetables, and flowers to be planted. These information centers can also serve as sites for Extension to hold future programming. An impact statement will need to accompany the master plan to summarize all the research and findings.

Goals, Scope and Objectives:

The goal of this internship is to create a master plan that will evaluate, access, plan, and design a sustainable recreational & educational trail.
The scope of this internship gives the intern the opportunity to be creative in their design to make this trial a one-of-a-kind experience and to work with key local officials, contractors, or construction personnel to conduct all work relevant to the internship.
The objectives of this internship are to evaluate and implement the effectiveness of a recreational and educational trail to Moffat County. Components to consider when writing the impact statement could be health, transportation, conservation, environment, economy, revitalization, community development, and identity.

With which stakeholder group(s) will the intern work?

This internship will involve collaborating with many local key stakeholders or community members as well as campus-based mentor(s). These individuals include but are not limited to local Extension, Fairgrounds, City of Craig Parks and Rec personnel, Moffat County Commissioners, local business owners, and residents.

What student learning outcomes do you anticipate and what are the opportunities for professional development?

By the end of this internship, individuals will have created a master plan for the Moffat County Fairgrounds Recreational & Educational Trail. They will have fully evaluated, accessed, planned, and designed a sustainable trail. Collect, analyze and utilize research findings, and demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate with various key stakeholders.
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