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NEWS: Forest Service releases St. Vrain Forest Health Project planning documents for public review

May 25, 2022

BOULDER, Colo. (May 25, 2022) – The Roosevelt National Forest’s Boulder Ranger District, today, released initial project documents 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.” “The formal 30-day public comment period is expected to begin June 8, and we want to give the public additional time to learn about the project and review the proposal before then,”…

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New Video: Pile Burning Basics for Colorado Landowners

May 10, 2022

This short video provides private landowners in Colorado with information about burning slash piles, including training programs available through the state, permitting information and more. [embed]https://youtu.be/mb-BW9f9id8[/embed] Video Resources: Colorado Certified Burn Program: https://dfpc.colorado.gov/certifiedbu... Northern Colorado Fireshed Collaborative: https://nocofireshed.org/ The Ember Alliance: https://emberalliance.org/ Big Thompson Watershed…

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May is #WildfireAwarenessMonth

May 3, 2022

National Wildfire Awareness Month dedicates the entire month of May to wildfire prevention and preparedness. While wildfires may not be prevalent in every state, the responsibility to be aware and alert belongs to all of us. The causes of wildfires can occur in every state,…

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Thinning and Piling Work to Begin on the 2021 South Zone Manual Treatment Contract

May 1, 2022

Manual thinning and hand piling activities will begin on the 2021 South Zone Manual Treatment Contract located on the Boulder and Clear Creek Ranger Districts beginning the week of May 2, 2022. Work will begin on the Boulder Ranger District to thin and pile 276…

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With smoke in the air, a productive yet hazy Fireshed Peer Learning Exchange

April 28, 2022

Staff from the Southwest Ecological Restoration Institute (SWERI) recently attended the Medio Fire learning exchange at Pacheco Canyon, north of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The event, which coincided with three major wildfires burning in the vicinity, was co-hosted by the Forest Stewards Guild, Pueblo of…

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Video: Living With Fire

April 25, 2022

[embed]https://youtu.be/66pNci_xPa4[/embed] Living in the Estes Valley has its challenges, such as wildfires. View this video from Fireshed partners at the Estes Valley Watershed Coalition to learn about how we can all live with wildfires and how to do your part to help reduce the risk…

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Biden Administration announces $18 million in federal aid to mitigate future wildfires in Colorado

April 13, 2022

On April 11, 2022, multiple members of the Northern Colorado Fireshed Collaborative had the honor of attending the first stop in the Biden-Harris Rural Infrastructure Tour where U.S. Forest Service Chief Moore announced $18 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law investments that will be used to…

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Webinar: Colorado Wildfire Legislative Updates

March 31, 2022

[embed]https://youtu.be/Jw79rnCkHSE[/embed] Curious about Colorado's state and federal wildfire bills in the legislative process? In this one-hour overview hosted by Fire Adapted Colorado: John Whitney, West Slope Regional Director for Senator Bennet, shared about the ORPA forestry bill in the works and the recently passed Bipartisan…

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Fireshed Ops Committee: Increasing pre-project interagency coordination

March 29, 2022

On Thursday March 10, several members of the Northern Colorado Fireshed Collaborative's Operations Committee got together to plan for an upcoming wildfire mitigation grant opportunity through the Colorado Department of Natural Resources' Strategic Wildfire Action Program. In attendance were representatives from Colorado State Forest Service,…

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Prescribed burn scheduled to begin Thursday, March 24, at Ron Stewart Preserve at Rabbit Mountain

March 24, 2022

The park will be closed Thursday and Friday. Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder County Parks & Open Space and the Sheriff’s Office Fire Management Program plan to conduct a prescribed burn on Thursday and Friday, March 24 and 25, at Ron Stewart Preserve at Rabbit Mountain, east of the…

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