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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
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Forest Landowners Eligible for DRIP funds

contributed by James Thompson | Regional Director - Office of U.S. Senator Michael F. Bennet

Good morning. Please see the below information on the new availability of $6 million in NRCS funding for their Drought Resilience Improvement Project (DRIP), through the EQIP program. Deadline to apply is April 19.

While the funds are available statewide for crops and rangeland, of particular interest to Larimer County may be the availability of funds for eligible non-industrial private forest landowners (tree farms, etc.) for forest health and fire recovery.

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James Thompson | Regional Director

U.S. Senator Michael F. Bennet | Northern Colorado - Eastern Plains

1200 S. College Ave., Suite 211 | Fort Collins, CO 80524 | ( 970-224-2200 | Fax 970-224-2205


Scrambled Eggs

contribute by Woodlands owner, Indy Burke

Some of you may have noticed that there are two plants that are pretty rare for our area coming up all over in the burned woods.  I've had one of them identified by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database. It is "Scrambled Eggs" ( Corydalis aurea), which is actually native (http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=COAU2).  
Right now, it is green, with finely divided leaves, and grows in a circle with a taproot. Later, it should have lots of nice yellow flowers all over the woods. 
I'm still working on the other one --- looks like we'll find out more once it flowers.  
Indy Burke
Director, UW Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources


Upcoming SAF Events

contributed by Leah Rathbun,
Chair, Long's Peak Chapter Society of American Foresters

Hello everyone,
I wanted to inform you of some exciting events that are coming up.  Great opportunities for volunteering and for networking, I hope you are able to take advantage of all SAF has to offer.

Read Upcoming SAF Events

Read Waldo Fire Workshop

Read CO/WY Annual Meeting Agenda



Green Fire

contributed by
Jim Thinnes, Regional Silviculturist

Green Fire describes the formation of Aldo Leopold’s land ethic idea and how it changed him and later permeated through all arenas of conservation. The film, directed by our own Dave Steinke, draws on Leopold’s experiences and explores his impact on conservation projects around the world today.
The stations are planning on showing the film on or around Earth Day.




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Landowners who attend one of our tours in 2013 will receive the Colorado Tree Farmer's forest management manual, "Saving Your Forest". Currently certified Tree Farmers can get a manual by bringing a neighbor or friend to one of our tours.