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Magic Feather Prescribed Burn Could Begin in Coming Weeks

November 14, 2022

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Firefighters on the Canyon Lakes Ranger District of the Roosevelt National Forest are closely monitoring local conditions to begin prescribed fire operations late fall/early winter on the Magic Feather Prescribed Burn near Red Feather Lakes. Burning last occurred on this project in December 2021. Timing of this burning is meant to take advantage of conditions that allows fire to carry throughout the burn units to meet the burn objectives to reduce hazardous…

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Collaboration Supports Prescribed Burning on the Colorado Front Range

November 10, 2022

by Daniel Bowker, Forest & Fire Project Manager, Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed The Northern Colorado Fire Landscape Two uncharacteristically large and severe wildfires have burned into and around the Elkhorn Creek watershed in the past decade. Elkhorn Creek is a major tributary of…

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Blue Ridge prescribed burn project could resume in late October near Cottonwood Pass

October 24, 2022

Arapaho National Forest fire managers and their partners will be looking for safe opportunities to continue the Blue Ridge prescribed fire project in the area near Cottonwood Pass as conditions allow over the coming weeks. Implementing prescribed fire is a critical part of reducing the…

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Partner Project Spotlight: Marys Lake Forest Health Project

October 18, 2022

After years of planning, the Mary's Lake Forest Health Project, managed by the Estes Valley Watershed Coalition, has started! Crews are now working at thinning trees and building piles to address the danger of wildfire in this high-risk area. This project will also help protect…

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Public Input Sought for Black Diamond Landscape Resiliency and Risk Reduction Project; Public Meetings Announced

September 7, 2022

Arapaho and Roosevelt National ForestsPawnee National Grassland Contact: Reghan Cloudman, reghan.cloudman@usda.gov Find this news online: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD1058674or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @usfsarp Fort Collins, Colo., Sept. 6, 2022 – The Canyon Lakes Ranger District of the Roosevelt National Forest released initial project documents for the Black Diamond Landscape Resiliency and Risk…

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Fire restrictions lifted on Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests for first time since May

August 16, 2022

Release Date: Aug 16, 2022 FORT COLLINS, Colo. (Aug. 16, 2022) -- After careful examination of scientific data and coordination with partners, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest Supervisor Monte Williams has lifted Stage 1 fire restrictions across the forest effective today. Stage 1 fire restrictions limited areas…

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Fireshed Partner Spotlight: The Nature Conservancy 

August 10, 2022

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has been working with fire since 1962, when they completed their 1st controlled burn. Partnering with government agencies, Indigenous peoples and others, TNC is actively working to bring the role of fire in nature back into balance and help communities prepare…

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St. Vrain Forest Health Partnership Project Receives COSWAP Funding

August 2, 2022

$1 million from the Colorado Strategic Wildfire Action Program On Monday, July 11, Governor Polis announced the Wildfire Prevention and Forest Health Management Grants for Colorado Communities. Boulder County was selected to receive grant funding for the Phase 1: St. Vrain Forest Health Partnership Project.…

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Boulder County Commissioners to consider ballot measures for wildfire mitigation, emergency response, and transportation

August 1, 2022

Public hearings scheduled for August 4, 2022 Seguido en Español Boulder County, Colo. -- In the county’s annual public opinion survey, the Boulder County Board of County Commissioners learned that the public strongly supports funding for services to keep our community safe. In response to that feedback,…

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Prescribed Fire Liability Insurance: Unavailable, Unaffordable, And Vital

July 25, 2022

by Daniel Godwin, Director of Programs and Partnerships with The Ember Alliance This blog post was originally published by The Ember Alliance on June 28, 2022. An underdiscussed, poorly understood, and dire challenge is hindering efforts to use prescribed fire to mitigate wildfire risk to…

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