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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 for, manage and live safely with fire. As part of these efforts, staff from TNC have been active with the Northern Colorado Fireshed Collaborative, lending their extensive experience and expertise…

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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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Featured Project: Swanson Ranch Forest Restoration

July 21, 2022

NoCo Fireshed partners from the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed (CPRW) and the Larimer Conservation District have joined forces to complete a 200 acre forest restoration project located in Red Feather Lakes, CO. The treatment unit is near South Lone Pine Creek, an important…

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Governor Polis Announces Wildfire Prevention and Forest Health Management Grants for Colorado Communities

July 19, 2022

EVERGREEN - July 11, 2022 - This morning in Evergreen, Governor Jared Polis was joined by local and state leaders, legislators, first responders, and local forest mitigation groups today to give an update on the significant progress state, federal, and local entities have made on…

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Fireshed Partner Spotlight: Peaks to People Water Fund

July 6, 2022

Peaks to People Water Fund formed to proactively address the growing risk of severe wildfires that threaten our clean and abundant water supply. Peaks to People is comprised of businesses, organizations, individuals and landowners who recognize the need to protect the forested watersheds of Colorado’s…

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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…

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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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