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High Park Fire Restoration Activities to Begin Early July, Wrapping up in August

Posted on: Jun-25-2014
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Fort Collins Utilities continues to work with Larimer County and the City of Greeley on the 2012 High Park Fire restoration and mitigation efforts to decrease fire-related impacts, including flooding, mud and debris slides and impacts to water quality.

An extension on the funding was recently granted by the Natural Resources Conservation Service. As a result, rehabilitation efforts will begin again in early July and conclude by mid-August. During this time, trucks and helicopters will be moving material to and from the restoration sites in Poudre and Rist Canyons.

In March 2012, Congress passed legislation to provide nearly $20 million in Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) funding for mitigation efforts. In 2013, 1,630 acres of aerial wood shred mulching and 48,000 linear feet of directional felling were completed.

For more information, call 970-426-2529, email or TDD 970-224-6003.

Contact: Jill Oropeza
Watershed Specialist

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