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Tips to Protect Your Home From Wildfire
- White Cloud: for all intents and purposes, this project is done. Cutting and hauling are fully complete. We still need to remove the culvert on the private property, which will be done in May when it thaws out a little. I really appreciate your help and patience throughout this project. We certainly had some undesirable situations come up but I think the final product is well worth it.
- Blue River West: this is a 110 acre handwork (chainsaw) and pile project paralleling highway 9 (map attached). We prepped the project last summer and hosted a project show-me, but received no acceptable bids within budget. We will re-bid this project the second week of May and hopefully we will get an acceptable bid this time around. The contractor will have two seasons to complete this project (till summer 2023).
- Spruce Creek: this is a 12 acre mechanical project with removal right by Spruce Creek trailhead (see map). These 12 acres were delineated out from the Blue River West handwork project because we can access and remove the wood. Unfortunately topography and access prohibited us from getting any more out. Trucks will utilize Spruce Creek Rd to get material out. It will only be a dozen or two trucks worth and hauling during the summer (not 308 loads during winter like White Cloud) so it will not be as intensive as White Cloud was.
- Blue River East: this is a strategic fuel break on USFS lands east of highway 9 (see map). This project will mostly be handwork, with the possibility of maybe getting a small portion of material removed. I am starting to look for access points now, but the project will go out to bid late 2023 or 2024.
Wildfire Preparedness & Defensible Space Webinar
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When: Apr 13, 2022 06:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Blue River Fire Preparedness & Defensible Space Webinar
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