• The USDA Forest Service determined that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was needed for Vail Resorts’ proposed improvements to its year-round recreation facilities at the Vail Ski Area that were located on National Forest System lands
  • Performed the investigations needed to evaluate potential hydrologic impacts of the proposed activities
  • Characterization of existing hydrologic function and current stream health conditions in the study area
  • identification of problem areas and sensitive areas associated with existing conditions (e.g. stream channel stability problems and sensitive riparian areas)
  • Evaluation of the overall and site-specific impacts of the proposed action and the alternative actions to be included in the EIS
  • Identification of mitigation measures, management strategies, and design criteria for improvements