Resources

Resources

The Town of Vail is committed to educating local residents and businesses about the challenges of protecting Gore Creek’s delicate eco-system. Part of this involves sharing resources and information about the issues, risks, and steps that members of our community can take to help Restore the Gore. The downloadable educational materials below offer a great starting point for anyone ready to learn more and learn what they can do to contribute.

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    Attracting Beneficial Insects

    When gardeners requested more information on
    beneficial insects, we asked expert Richard Merrill
    to write this guide. Richard is Professor Emeritus
    and former Director of the Horticulture Department
    at Cabrillo Community College in Santa Cruz,
    California. He has done extensive research on
    beneficials and their relationship to garden ecology.

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    Best Native Grasses for Eagle County

    Learn what native grasses are best suited to the growing conditions in your yard.

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    Biology and Management of Pine Needle Scale – Michigan State University

    Learn about the threats that pine needle scale poses to your trees, how best to manage needle scale, and why pesticides may not be the most effective treatment.

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    Riparian Zone Plant List

    Learn what native plants the Town of Vail recommends for areas along the creek.

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    Native Herbaceous Perennials for Colorado Landscapes

    Learn about the enormous variety of native Colorado perennials that are both attractive and well-suited to Eagle County.

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    Native Shrubs for Colorado Landscapes

    Learn about the variety of Colorado native shrubs that are adapted to the mountain environment.

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    Native Trees for Colorado Landscapes

    Learn about native Colorado trees that are both attractive and well-adapted to the mountain environment.

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    Xeriscaping: Creative Landscaping

    Learn about the concept of xeriscaping; landscaping to minimize irrigation and water use.

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    Biology and Management of Pine Needle Scale – Michigan State University

    Learn about the threats that pine needle scale poses to your trees, how best to manage needle scale, and why pesticides may not be the most effective treatment.