Mechanical Forest Restoration

Mechanical Forest Restoration
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Antelope Park Forest Health Project

Total Project Area: 3,000 acres

Land managers from City of Longmont, Colorado State Forest Service, and Boulder County are collaborating on a forest restoration project in and around Button Rock Preserve. Ralph Price Reservoir, located in the preserve, is a crucial water resource for much of Boulder County, and this work will help mitigate risk from future wildfires to everyone who relies on the reservoir for their drinking water. Project Objectives Objective 1 - Water Quality: Button Rock Preserve‚Äôs primary…

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Lazy D Ranch Forest Restoration

Total Project Area: 50 acres

The Larimer Conservation District and the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed are partnering on this 50 acre forest restoration project at Lazy D Ranch, a 388 acre private property along Fish Creek and the S. Fork of the Cache la Poudre River near Pingree…

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Swanson Ranch Forest Restoration

Total Project Area: 200 acres
Percent Complete: 8%

The Swanson Ranch is a 510 acre private property in Red Feather Lakes, CO. The primary project objectives of this mechanical forest restoration treatment include: forest health restoration, wildfire mitigation, habitat and diversity improvement, protecting water quality, and protecting WUI infrastructure. The 200 acre treatment…

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North Cherokee Park

Total Project Area: 615

This multi-landowner forest restoration project, managed by the Larimer Conservation District, has accomplished 615 acres of whole tree harvesting to date, with additional acres planned in '22-'25. Objectives & Outcomes: Wildfire Risk Mitigation Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Restored Forest Health Improved Grazing Landscape-Scale Impact Funding Sources:…

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Pole Hill Area

Total Project Area: 600 acres
Percent Complete: 61%

Pole Hill is a unique project, managed by the Larimer Conservation District, consisting of eight landowners all within one community. Due to the increased desire to live within the WUI (Wildland Urban Interface) this area is of particular concern. Problems can arise when landowners are…

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Gold Hill Forest Restoration Project

Total Project Area: 150 acres

The Town of Gold Hill is an old mining town and is significantly at risk for wildfire. The Fourmile Fire (2010) burned up to the southern boundary of the town and destroyed homes in an adjacent subdivision. The Lefthand and Calwood fires (2020) again highlighted…

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