Summit County, COUnited States
About Howard Hallman
Howard is president of the Forest Health Task Force (FHTF), a Summit County, Colorado, place-based forest collaborative founded in 2005. As part of his duties he oversees a volunteer forest restoration monitoring project on U.S. Forest Service land in the Straight Creek Watershed in partnership with the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District. Howard’s fellowship project will expand the volunteer monitoring program to include all of Summit County, utilizing citizen scientists to document forest health indicators close to home – “backyard monitoring” -- and to research historical forest conditions as a basis for increased collaboration between stakeholders and forest managers. Dr. Tony Cheng, Professor, Department of Forest & Rangeland Stewardship and Director of the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, will act as the Project Advisor, and Brad Piehl (forestry consultant and FHTF member) will assist Howard with the monitoring program.