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Cutting Resumes on Cub Creek Timber Stand Improvement

June 28, 2022

Crews will resume work near the Cub Creek Trailhead southwest of Evergreen on the Clear Creek Ranger District of the Arapaho National Forest as soon as today. Cut trees will be piled in the area and allowed to cure before burning during winter months. The goal of this project is to thin out young conifers, predominately lodgepole pine, to reduce fuels and promote a healthier stand of trees in this area. The two project locations…

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National Forests along northern Front Range enter fire restrictions

June 16, 2022

Release Date: Jun 16, 2022 FORT COLLINS, Colo. (June 16, 2022) – Due to the forecast of continuing dry, warm conditions and other environmental factors, the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests’ Clear Creek, Boulder and Canyon Lakes ranger districts have enacted Stage 1 fire restrictions effective at 12:01 a.m.,…

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Prescribed Fire Is In All of Our Hands

June 14, 2022

 Prescribed fires take the hands of many to plan and complete successfully. An "all hands” approach is needed to plan meetings, study forests, create maps, process paperwork, test fuel moisture, analyze weather, measure perimeters, dig fire breaks, and ignite drip torches.     Shared Risk -…

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News: Comment period opens for St. Vrain Forest Health Project

June 8, 2022

BOULDER, Colo. (June 8, 2022) – The Roosevelt National Forest’s Boulder Ranger District, today, opened its public comment period for the Saint Vrain Forest Heath Project. Public scoping and comment are critical components of the National Environmental Policy Act process, commonly referred to as “NEPA.” “We…

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News Release: Hazardous Fuels Reduction Work Inside Rocky Mountain National Park Boundary Near Lily Lake

June 6, 2022

News Release Date: June 6, 2022 Contact: Kyle Patterson, Public Affairs Officer Contact: Park Information Office, (970) 586-1206 The reduction of hazardous fuels is a significant preventative management tool for managing wildfire near structures and communities. These projects are done to protect life and property…

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Fuels Reduction Projects Taking Place Next Week in Clear Creek Ranger District

June 3, 2022

Manual thinning and hand piling activities will begin on the 2021 South Zone Manual Treatment Contract located on the Clear Creek Ranger District beginning the week of June 6, 2022. In addition, we anticipate that mechanical treatment will continue on the Misery Timber Sale within…

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Fireshed Partner Spotlight: Loveland Fire Rescue Authority

The Loveland Fire Rescue Authority is a combination department which utilizes both career and volunteer firefighters. Their staff consists of approximately 108 career members (including both uniformed and civilian employees) and a volunteer battalion that serves the Big Thompson Canyon and the town of Drake.…

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