Fuels reduction work to begin on National Forest near Meeker, Jamestown

From U.S. Forest Service :

BOULDER, Colo. (Sept. 12, 2017) – Work is scheduled to begin in the next few weeks on 300 acres of fuels reduction on the Roosevelt National Forest near Meeker Park and Jamestown. The projects will help improve forest health and reduce the risk of wildfire to nearby communities and watersheds. Treatments include thinning mixed conifer, expanding aspen stands and creating small patch cuts in lodgepole pine stands using chainsaws. The vegetation that is cut will be piled to burn, after curing, during winter conditions.

The projects are part of two landscape-scale planning efforts, including the St. Vrain Fuels Reduction Project and the James Creek Fuels Reduction Project. The work being completed by this contractor will be done entirely by hand. Additional vegetation treatment using machines will be scheduled later in the fall with a different contractor.

Work will occur from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and the project is expected to take four weeks to complete.

K. “Reid” Armstrong
Public Affairs Specialist
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests
Pawnee National Grassland
Email: krarmstrong@fs.fed.us
Desk: 303-541-2532
Cell: 970-222-7607

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