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. Tree Farmer Alert

Friday, April 27, 2012
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Scout Day at Ben Delatour Scout Ranch

Saturday, April 28 - Red Feather Lakes, CO (note date and meeting location change)

- The Longs Peak chapter of SAF will be educating 100-150 Boy Scouts about good forest management.

-There will be opportunities for volunteers to help with education and outreach, general logistics, equipment demonstrations, and food preparation for all of our volunteers. We need lots of help for this one!

-Meeting location: Fort Collins District Office, 3843 Laporte Ave., Fort Collins

-Time: 7:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

-Transportation: We will carpool in trucks with four-wheel drive; we may need some volunteers to help drive

- Contact: jamie.dahl@colostate.edu for details



from Vicki Norton, Tree Farmer

When: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, MAY 10, 2012
Where: Whiskey Hill Rustic Furniture, 31762 S. Soda Cr Dr, Evergreen, CO 80401

Come and see the latest Wood-Mizer offerings and meet Chris Banning the Colorado Wood-Mizer dealer. This show is hosted by Jim & Vicki Norton, Whiskey Hill Rustic Furniture.



Emergency Management and Response Information Sharing

from Steve Goodroad, Tree Farmer

Wildland Fire Incident Staff Rides (Source: Wildland Fire Leadership Development Program) The wildland fire community has been using Staff Rides as a way to return to major fire sites, understand the decisions made on the fireground, and learn from them. Staff Rides began as a way for military leadership to revisit the sites of important battles to understand not only the tactics involved but the psychology behind decisions made.

The Wildland Fire Leadership Development Program’s Staff Ride Library states that it shouldn’t be “a tactical-fault finding exercise. Participants should be challenged to push past the basic question of "What happened?" and examine the deeper questions of leadership and decision-making.” Staff Rides start with the circumstances leading up to the incident, which may include prior fires in the area and how they were handled, expected weather patterns, and land management history. This gives the participants the chance to see the incident from a situational awareness perspective instead of a historical perspective. The Staff Ride Library has 14 Staff Rides available with maps, interviews, and audiovisual materials describing each event.

Wildland Fire Staff Ride Library


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Landowners who attend one of our tours in 2012 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.