Crested Butte Carrying Capacity


Determine the carrying capacity of the East River Valley.


Build the East River Planning Model, a complex model based on land inventory. Parameters include population, traffic, water demand, taxes, and employment. The model was used for forecast various build-out alternatives. Better mitigation systems can be put in place based on estimates of future impacts.


RRC Associates, Crested Butte Mountain Resort, High Country Citizens Alliance, Rocky Mountain Biological Lab, USFS, Gunnison County, Town of Crested Butte, Town of Mt. Crested Butte, City of Gunnison, ranching industry representatives, and key developers.