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Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014
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Volunteers Needed for Christmas Tree Sale

Contributed by
Reghan Cloudman
Forest Public Affairs Specialist

Forest Service
Canyon Lakes Ranger District
p: 970-295-6770 
f: 970-295-6795 

The Canyon Lakes Ranger District is currently looking for volunteers to work for one or more days at the cutting site during the two weekends the area is open (Dec. 6-7 and Dec. 13-14). The site is located south of Red Feather Lakes, west of the Manhattan Road.

If you are interested in volunteering, please attend an information meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 5, at the Forest Service building located at 2150 Centre Ave., Building E. For more information, you can also call 970-295-6700.



Society of Range Management Annual Meeting

Contributed by
Bill Gherardi, Consulting Forester

Colorado is no stranger to ground disturbance.  However, the last 24 months have brought a surplus of ground disturbing events to the state.  From grass killing drought, to creek re-routing floods, to forest denuding fires, Mother Nature has assaulted the land from all sides. 

In response, the Colorado Section of the Society for Range Management (CSSRM) is hosting “Responding to Disturbance: Effective Restoration and Monitoring”.  The conference and workshop will be held December 3-5, 2014, at the Fort Collins Marriott on Horsetooth Road.  It will run from 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, December 3, until 1 p.m. on Friday, December 5.

This meeting is for practitioners, landowners, contractors, city and county government employees.  A complete agenda, registration and exhibitor information is available at the meeting website:  http://cssrm2014.eventbrite.com



Colorado Becomes Third State to Achieve 100 Firewise Communities

Contributed by
Ryan Lockwood
Public and Media Relations CoordinatorColorado State Forest Service

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – More than 100 Colorado communities have now earned Firewise Communities/USA® recognition – an accomplishment achieved by only three states – for taking steps to reduce their wildfire risk.

“Reaching the one hundred community benchmark is a major accomplishment,” said Cathy Prudhomme, the community outreach program manager for the National Fire Protection Association’s Wildland Fire Operations Division. “Until now, only two of the program’s 41 participating states have achieved that level of participation.”







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