Post-Fire Forest & Landscape Rehabilitation
This is the first in a three part vegetation series that will include:
Part 1: Information Resources
Many landowners impacted by the Waldo Canyon Fire face a variety of challenges as they begin their landscape rehabilitation.
To assist with this process, the Colorado State Forest Service publication entitled ‘Post-Fire Rehabilitation’ provides many valuable insights into post-fire vegetation assessment, soil condition, erosion control and re-vegetation issues. You can find the publication at http://csfs.colostate.edu/pages/post-fire-rehab.html.
In addition, homeowners may wish to seek professional help for tree assessment, salvaging, removal, and/or replanting needs. As a measure of assurance for homeowners, the City Forestry Division issues tree service licenses to companies in an effort to promote best practices for managing our “urban forest.” Companies with tree service licenses are listed on the City’s Forestry website at http://www.springsgov.com/Page.aspx?NavID=3539.
Colorado Springs Together is an independent 501(c)(3) Non-Profit
Colorado Springs Together is a community-driven volunteer effort, and is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The team members are distinguished citizens and business professionals in the community facilitating and coordinating a quick and effective rebuilding process for the neighborhoods devastated on June 26th by the fire. The donations received will go towards the activities required to help restore the lives and the neighborhoods affected by the fire at the same time maintaining a strong sense of community during the rebuilding process.