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Boulder County Wildfire Partners Wins National Award

February 21, 2024

It was announced last week that Boulder County’s Wildfire Partners program was a winner of a prestigious national award.  The Wildfire Mitigation Awards are the highest national honor available for outstanding work and significant program impact in wildfire preparedness and mitigation. The award was established in 2014 by the National Association of State Foresters, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the National Fire Protection Association, and the USDA Forest Service in response to all the great…

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Recording: Black Diamond Landscape Resiliency and Risk Reduction Project Community Meeting – Nov. 9, 2023

November 10, 2023

https://youtu.be/Y7PImb8Yz38 In this virtual meeting US Forest Service staff from the Canyon Lakes Ranger District and local partners provide an update on the Black Diamond Landscape Resiliency and Risk Reduction Project. The Canyon Lakes Ranger District will utilize this project’s decision to implement a series…

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Rocky Mountain National Park Announces that Hazardous Fuels Reduction Projects Planned for the Fall 2023-Winter 2024 Season

October 17, 2023

News Release Date: September 21, 2023 Contact: Jamie Richards, 970-586-1206 Rocky Mountain National Park announces that hazardous fuels reduction projects are planned to take place in strategic locations this fall and winter season within Rocky Mountain National Park on and near Deer Mountain, as well as within…

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Boulder County Funds Local Non-Profits to Increase Wildfire Mitigation Work

September 12, 2023

Funding Provided by County’s New Wildfire Mitigation Sales Tax Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder County has selected the Boulder Watershed Collective and The Watershed Center as its two, local, non-profit partners to perform wildfire mitigation education and outreach and implement strategic forest and grassland management projects.…

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Draft Decision released for St. Vrain Forest Health Project

July 20, 2023

Boulder, Colo., July 20, 2023 – The Roosevelt National Forest’s Boulder Ranger District has released a draft decision notice for the St. Vrain Forest Health Project that considers management actions across the St. Vrain Valley, from Lyons to Meeker Park. This collaborative project is within…

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Forest Health and Fuel Reduction Project in Gilpin County

May 9, 2023

BOULDER, Colo. - Starting in early May, vegetation cutting and hand piling activities will begin as part of the Lump Gulch Fuels Reduction Project. In partnership with the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC), the project is part of a long-term approach to confronting…

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Magic Feather Prescribed Burn Could Begin in Coming Weeks

April 20, 2023

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (April 20, 2023) – Firefighters on the Canyon Lakes Ranger District of the Roosevelt National Forest are closely monitoring local conditions to begin prescribed fire operations on the Magic Feather Prescribed Burn near Red Feather Lakes as soon as April 28, 2023. Burning last…

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Second comment period opens for St. Vrain Forest Health Project

March 21, 2023

BOULDER, Colo. (March 20, 2023) – Following nearly 8 months of careful study and analysis, Roosevelt National Forest officials have posted the draft environmental assessment for the St. Vrain Forest Health Project for public review and comment, marking the second formal comment period on this project.…

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Glen Haven Volunteer Fire Department to Begin 2023 Pile Burning Operations

January 18, 2023

Glen Haven, CO – The Glen Haven Volunteer Fire Department (GHVFD) will burn slash piles on the outskirts of the community during winter months as weather conditions allow. Working on Glen Haven Association land on the western side of the community, the GHVFD created a…

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Collaboration Supports Prescribed Burning on the Colorado Front Range – Part 1

November 10, 2022

by Daniel Bowker, Forest & Fire Project Manager, Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed The Northern Colorado Fire Landscape Two uncharacteristically large and severe wildfires have burned into and around the Elkhorn Creek watershed in the past decade. Elkhorn Creek is a major tributary of…

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