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. Tree Farmer Alert

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

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A Good Example of Community Effort

"Crystal Lakes, Red Feather and Glacier View have established a good working relationship, which we all hope will stay active in the future.

After several months of very heart felt efforts to solve our slash problem, the Crystal Lakes Road & Rec Board asked the Greenbelt Management Committee to have a sub-committee to find solutions for the slash.  During the meeting to approve this sub-committee a group of concerned property owners kept going outside and discussing the urgent need for a curtain burner.  Some stepped up and said they would invest.  The ball started rolling and several joined in.  We have found and put a deposit on a used unit, formed a LLC, found a location, gotten more investors, found a loader, priced a ash screen and are on the way.........."

 Kathy Dillon-Durica
Crystal Lakes
Greenbelt Management Committee


New Colorado Forest ProductsTM Webpages and Online Database

The Colorado Forest Products TM (CFP) webpages and online database are now live and being hosted on the CSFS website.  

 Check out the CFP webpages at http://csfs.colostate.edu/cowood/cfp.html  or the database at http://csfs.colostate.edu/cowood/cfp-database.aspx.

This interactive database will hopefully help potential consumers connect with local wood products businesses. You can search by a variety of criteria such as type of product, location and product description.   More features include an online license agreement form and Google maps of business locations.


Smuggler Operations
in Wildfire Areas

(Source: Homeland Security Today) 

When examining the current wildfires in Arizona and New Mexico, the Emergency Management and Response—Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EMR-ISAC) learned about an additional and unexpected threat from the armed drug and human smugglers operating in areas on the U.S. side of the border with Mexico. According to an article in Homeland Security Today, fires of historic proportions have not deterred the northbound movement of illegal drugs and migrants led by increasingly dangerous guides.  

The article explains that Border Patrol agents have witnessed cooking fires of drug trafficking operations and signal fires intentionally set by migrants who were lost. These fires exacerbate an already hazardous wildland situation. More significantly, the U.S. Forest Service indicated that firefighters had encounters with armed drug traffickers. On at least one occasion, those battling wildfires had to be accompanied by law enforcement officers because of the threat posed by drug and human smugglers.

submitted by Steven Goodroad

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