Fireshed Partner Spotlight: Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland
The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland (ARP) is 1.5 million acres of National Forest System lands located in northcentral Colorado and one of the most visited national forests in the country, increasing the risk of human-caused wildfires.
In recent years, staff identified the need to improve the resiliency of the landscape across both private and public lands to reduce the detrimental effects of high-intensity wildfires and recognized this cross-boundary work would need collaboration. Increasing the scope and scale of work, including prescribed fire, takes time and resources. As work started with local partners to increase public support of this strategic effort, leverage resources, and share the best science available, the Northern Colorado Fireshed Collaborative was created. The Forests and Grassland works closely with the Collaborative to strategically plan projects, share information internally and externally, and implement work across boundaries. Together we are making a difference on the landscape. This effort is truly an example of Shared Stewardship at its finest.
Learn more about the ARP at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/arp/home