Hand Thinning

Hand Thinning
Featured Image for WOLF Sanctuary Wildfire Mitigation Project

WOLF Sanctuary Wildfire Mitigation Project

Total Project Area: 38 acres

Project Description: The WOLF Sanctuary Wildfire Mitigation Project will use hand thinning, slash piling, pile burning, and chipping to reduce forest density and mitigate wildfire risk on 38 acres of private land located between the communities of Red Feather Lakes and Glacier View Meadows, in Larimer County, Colorado. After more than 25 years at their current location in Rist Canyon, the WOLF Sanctuary is moving to a more sustainable location near the Ben Delatour Scout…

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Hand Thinning Featured Image for Georgetown Reservoir Wildland Mitigation – Silverdale Historic Area

Georgetown Reservoir Wildland Mitigation – Silverdale Historic Area

Total Project Area: 47 acres

Project Description: The Georgetown Reservoir Wildland Mitigation consists of 47 acres of lodgepole forest with areas of aspen. The forest in the area goes right up to the edge of Georgetown Reservoir and would directly affect future water quality in the case of a fire.…

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Hand Thinning Featured Image for Saddle Back Wildland Fire Mitigation – Clear Creek North

Saddle Back Wildland Fire Mitigation – Clear Creek North

Total Project Area: 16 acres

Project Description: The Saddle Back area has 151 homes that would be directly affected by a wildfire coming from the west. This project will reduce the risk of fire moving from the Saw Mill drainage into the Saddle Back Neighborhood.  Any fire within this area…

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Hand Thinning Featured Image for Shanahan Ridge Forest Restoration Project

Shanahan Ridge Forest Restoration Project

Total Project Area: 125 acres

The Shanahan Ridge project area is located on the western edge of the City of Boulder. Within just a quarter mile of the project there are over 200 homes, multiple schools, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research campus. The treatment area is a low…

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Hand Thinning Featured Image for Mary’s Lake Forest Health

Mary’s Lake Forest Health

Total Project Area: 45 acres

The goal of this project is wildfire mitigation to protect water quality, infrastructure, private property, and access roads. The Marys Lake Forest Health Project will also be another mitigation example site for the Estes Valley community. The project site is in a mixed ponderosa pine…

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Hand Thinning Featured Image for Cedar Park – Sylvan Dale Fuel Reduction Project

Cedar Park – Sylvan Dale Fuel Reduction Project

Total Project Area: 106 acres
Percent Complete: 84%

This forest thinning project takes place on Sylvan Dale Ranch, which shares a boundary with planned US Forest Service Cedar Park treatments. The targeted treatments have been identified as high risk to drinking water supplies by the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute. The project will reduce…

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Hand Thinning Featured Image for Elkhorn Creek Forest Health Initiative

Elkhorn Creek Forest Health Initiative

Total Project Area: 1100

In 2015, the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed (CPRW) partnered with Larimer County Conservation Corps, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, Ben Delatour Scout Ranch and The Nature Conservancy (TNC), collectively forming the Elkhorn Creek Forest Health Initiative (ECHI). ECFHI formed to test the effectiveness of integrating…

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