In 2020 BTWC was awarded an Action, Implementation, and Mitigation grant by Collaboratives & Coalitions Inc, to support defensible space demonstration sites with landowners of the Cedar Park and Storm Mountain communities of Drake, CO. This community area is one of the densest housing areas within the Big Thompson Canyon with over 500 year-round and seasonal residents. Given 2020’s record-breaking fire season in Northern Colorado, active USFS forest management surrounding the community, and resident interest in forest management support, the timing is right for BTWC to provide resources to increase landowner interest, knowledge, and participation in forest fuel reduction through this one-time cost share program.
This program will identify and support up to 8 interested landowners in defensible space and forest fuel management on their properties in summer 2021. Community associations are encouraged to apply and will be considered for ‘community benefit’ projects if landowner slots are not filled.
Apply now for this cost-share program! Application will be open through July 10th 2021, or until landowner slots are filled.
Contact our staff to learn more about this project or your applicability as a landowner: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Wood fuel processing options by BTWC forestry contractors
Lop and Scatter Treatments
Keep material onsite but cut it into small sections less than 18 inches tall off the ground.
Wood Chip Treatments
Will keep material onsite but disperse wood chips across the property less than 3 inches deep to decompose faster.
Pile Burn Treatments
Will be managed by a professional pile burn team and will fully process (remove) all material less than 6 inches from the property.
Air Curtain Burner Treatments
Will be managed by a professional burn team and will fully process (remove) all materials less than 6 inches from the property.