Mechanical Thinning

Mechanical Thinning
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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: NRCS EQIP CSFS FRWRM Landowner Match CPW HPP Total project cost: $1,560,000

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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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