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Logging by train

State forest service partners with railroad for fuel thinning project near Rockwood CO “…The plot south of Rockwood is classified as a “high-value high-priority area,” because of its susceptibility to fire and the surrounding structures and watershed. Logging started in November and hauling should wrap up within the month. The 46-acre project is all on private property, funded through a federal grant secured by the state forest service; Miller Timber is the contractor that submitted the winning bid…” Read the full story here  
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Philmont Scout Ranch Press Release Restorative Thinning Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5/31/23 PHILMONT SCOUT RANCH ANNOUNCES $1.3 MILLION RESTORATIVE THINNING PROJECT  In a unique collaboration of public, private, and state agencies Philmont Scout Ranch has embarked on a $1.3 Million restorative thinning project for sustainable forest management.   Philmont Scout Ranch, Cimarron, NM – May 31, 2023, marks the five-year anniversary of the start of the devastating Ute Park Fire. The fire consumed over 36,000 acres of mountain forests, including over 26,000 acres on the world famous Philmont Scout Ranch. Philmont announced today that they have initiated the first phase of an aggressive Forest Restoration project utilizing state-of-the-art ...
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Renovation to turn Fishers Canyon Open Space into newest outdoor recreation space begins

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) — The City of Colorado Springs recently acquired Fishers Canyon Open Space. Now, the city is working to turn the 343-acre open space into something suitable and safe for public access. According to the city, work and mitigation for Fishers Canyon began in December. The future trail system and outdoor recreation area will connect to Cheyenne Mountain State Park. Read More Here
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Wildfire mitigation puts in motion Fishers Canyon Open Space development

COLORADO SPRINGS — A major wildfire mitigation project is underway at the future Fishers Canyon Open Space above Broadmoor Bluffs. “Conservation of the natural and cultural resources, preservation of the wildlife habitat, as well as protection of the mountain backdrop from the city of Colorado Springs,” said Colorado Springs Parks Senior Landscape Architect, David Deitemeyer. One of the most important parts of the mitigation work is addressing wildfire danger. The park is in one of the highest wildfire-risk regions of Colorado Springs. Read More Here
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Bald Mountain Stewardship Project Preserves Ski Resort Against Insects, Wildfire

Eye on Sun Valley Daily Local News – STORY AND PHOTOS BY KAREN BOSSICK Kurt Nelson surveyed a clearing that had just been carved out on a part of Bald Mountain known as Little Scorpion and envisioned skiing down the perfect fall line, which sported brown slash where dead and dying trees had once stood. “I told Neil Bradshaw I’m not going to name a run after me, but if I did this would be it,” he said as he gazed down the new opening which fell 1,800 to 2,000 feet down the Warm Springs side of Bald Mountain. That ...
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The Bald Mountain Stewardship Project – National Forest Foundation

The purpose of the Bald Mountain Stewardship Project is to reduce fuels and associated fire risk, improve forest health, and preserve the recreational experience on and around Bald Mountain, home of the Sun Valley Ski Resort. This world-renowned recreational destination drives central Idaho’s economy and is the primary viewshed for the communities of Ketchum and Sun Valley. Read More Here
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Logging by train

State forest service partners with railroad for fuel thinning project near Rockwood CO “…The plot south of Rockwood is classified as a “high-value high-priority area,” ...
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Philmont Scout Ranch Press Release Restorative Thinning Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5/31/23 PHILMONT SCOUT RANCH ANNOUNCES $1.3 MILLION RESTORATIVE THINNING PROJECT  In a unique collaboration of public, private, and state agencies Philmont Scout ...
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Renovation to turn Fishers Canyon Open Space into newest outdoor recreation space begins

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) — The City of Colorado Springs recently acquired Fishers Canyon Open Space. Now, the city is working to turn the 343-acre open ...
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Wildfire mitigation puts in motion Fishers Canyon Open Space development

COLORADO SPRINGS — A major wildfire mitigation project is underway at the future Fishers Canyon Open Space above Broadmoor Bluffs. “Conservation of the natural and ...
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Bald Mountain Stewardship Project Preserves Ski Resort Against Insects, Wildfire

Eye on Sun Valley Daily Local News – STORY AND PHOTOS BY KAREN BOSSICK Kurt Nelson surveyed a clearing that had just been carved out ...
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The Bald Mountain Stewardship Project – National Forest Foundation

The purpose of the Bald Mountain Stewardship Project is to reduce fuels and associated fire risk, improve forest health, and preserve the recreational experience on ...
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Taking Care Of Baldy

By Sabina Dana Plasse Photos courtesy Sun Valley Company As most Wood River Valley residents and those who frequent the area know, wildfire and beetle ...
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Wyden, Merkley: U.S. Forest Service Contracts With Eight Oregon Businesses to Provide Wildland Firefighter Crews

Federal contracts slated for companies in Merlin, Redmond, Salem, Ashland, Philomath, Merrill, Sutherlin and Independence Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today ...
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High tech mitigation protecting Colorado Springs water

By: Bill Folsom Posted at 12:00 PM, Oct 09, 2021 and last updated 12:00 PM, Oct 09, 2021   COLORADO SPRINGS — There is new fire mitigation technology ...
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New technology improves forest health, decreases wildfire risk on Pikes Peak’s north slope

TELLER COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) — Removing dead or dying trees from steep mountain slopes can be a time-consuming and dangerous job, but new technology is ...
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Making a difference at Monarch Pass:

Project salvages beetle-kill trees on steep slopes to reduce wildfire risk, protect water resources While the Upper Arkansas Valley has received plenty of rain this ...
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Stepping Up To Fire

STEPPING UP TO FIRE By Jan Jackson When Lee Miller, president and CEO of Miller Timber Services in Philomath, Oregon, sees a need that isn’t being ...
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