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Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Black Forest Residents try to Become Firewise

Instead of only doing individual wildfire risk assessments for residents of Black Forest - a high-risk community with dense trees and plenty of low-lying fuel - the district is encouraging a unified front.

Six fire district volunteers conducted the first neighborhood evaluation Saturday for six adjacent properties in the Estates at Black Forest subdivision.

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Rural Home Technology

contributed by
Bill Gherardi, Consulting Forester

A Ditch in Time

by Russ Lanoie

This discussion is intended to help you evaluate all unpaved roads and implement a program to improve them. A properly planned and well-executed maintenance program not only makes the road more comfortable to travel on, but also reduces maintenance costs over time. More importantly, it also reduces the impact of erosion on fragile lakes and ponds, helping to preserve these splendid resources and the special qualities that attract us to them.

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A Useful Gift for a Small Donation

Carol Walker, Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association says:

"I will definitely recommend Surviving Wildfire to homeowners and insurance professionals; it is a great, comprehensive resource! Masterson explains everything in understandable, objective language that is anchored in her personal experience."

The Colorado Tree Farm State Committee has a limited number of these books that they would like to give as  practical gifts to residents of the wildland-urban interface willing to make a donation to continue our educational efforts.

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