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. Tree Farmer Alert

Thursday, August 2, 2012
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Emergency Forest Restoration Program Update

To Private Forest Owners, High Park Fire Zone:

I am writing to provide you with information about the newly authorized Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP) that is being administered out of the Larimer County Farm Service Agency in Fort Collins.  The enrollment period for this program begins today and will run through September 28th.  This program authorizes assistance in the form of up to 75% cost-shares from Federal funds to reestablish the forest within the burn area.  A qualifying producer may receive cost-share funds for practices that restore the forest health.  Types of conservation practices that may be authorized include debris and obstruction removal, mulching, contour log felling, site preparation for new seeding, seedlings, and grass reestablishment. 

Wayne K. Rieger, County Executive Director

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Application form FSA-848 Cost Share Request

Fact Sheet

General Letter

The Pagosa Verde Symposium, "Growth Strategies for Colorado's Rural and Resort Towns," is Thursday, August 9, at the Community Center in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Breakfast, lunch, an evening reception and interaction with leaders in renewables is included.

Follow these links to more detailed information and registration. Seating is limited, so please make your plans and register soon.

Pagosa Verde Symposium

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CSU Extension and USDA NRCS are sponsoring several upcoming webinars on Colorado water issues. See the attached flyer for details and registration instructions.
These sessions have been approved for 1.0 hour Category 1-CF credit. Upcoming topics include:
Understanding Colorado Drought - 8/2
Colorado Water 101 for Small Acreage Landowners - 8/15
Water Wise Landscapes on Small Acreages - 8/23



Got a question about your woods?

You can find the answers to many of your questions on our website, www.treefarmer.com, but that's a big place. If you get lost, write us and we'll help you find the answers.

We're your neighbors just down .the road, behind the green and white Tree Farm signs and we care about what's happening in our forests.

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Join Us if you would like to go on our tours, question our experts, or share information on forest ecology and forest management with our members


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.