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Thursday, April 11, 2013
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Wildfire and Forest Health in Grand County

contributed by Don McDavid,
Grand County Tree Farmer

It’s not if but when Grand County will experience a catastrophic wildfire. To do better in the future will take the active involvement of more than the forest community.

There will be a meeting on Thursday, April 18, where these issues are addressed. Our speaker, Lyle Laverty, has been the Assistant Secretary of the Interior, Regional Forester of the Rocky Mountain Region U.S. Forest Service, and responsible for the leadership and implementation of the National Fire Plan on more than 191,000,000 acres of National Forest. Lyle will review where Grand County’s forests are now, note the changes in the landscape the MPB has made, give his assessment of where our forest health is, and help guide us moving forward.

When: 7:00 PM, April 18 

Where: At the Granby fire station #1.

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See you there.


The Colorado Wildfire Risk Assessment Portal

contributed by Bruce Benninghoff,
Colorado Forestry Association

The CFA web site has been updated.

See the News page for a nifty new tool from the Colorado State Forest Service and a report on the effectiveness of the forest/fuel management on the Fort Apache Reservation during the Wallow fire.
Bruce Benninghoff CFA Webmaster


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