December 13, 4:30-6:30 pm Boulder Ranger District Office 2140 Yarmouth Avenue, Boulder CO Add to Calendar Note the connection between Denver Water’s funding the Forsythe Project, DW’s plans to expand Gross Reservoir, and FS treatment plans for Gross.
Purpose: Forest Health Watershed Protection Wildlife Habitat Improved Home Protection from Wildfire Reasons: Given that: the area of the Forsythe II project is all above 7600′, in the northern half of Colorado, and falls into the upper montane zone, with a historical fire rotation of 100+ years, fire exclusion has probably had little effect on Read More
Fire in the WUI (Wildland Urban Interface) is a threat. The question is how to best address it and minimize the risk. I think most of us want it all: a safe place to live, a vibrant ecosystem with varied wildlife, and a place to find joy. The question is whether that is possible. It Read More
Mitigation or Misguided? (Updated) The US Forest Service has issued a new proposal in Boulder County for “forest restoration” and watershed protection (Forsythe II Project). They are cutting patches of forest using both clearcuts and aggressive thinning. Will these cuts actually help, or is this activity misguided? The USFS would have us believe that they Read More