Post-Fire Forest & Landscape Rehabilitation Part 2
This is the second in a three part vegetation series that will include:
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Part 2: Progress to Date
Forest and landscape rehabilitation began almost immediately post-fire and will continue well into the future. Although there remains work to be done, here are some encouraging rehabilitation highlights from the first 100 days:
- For federally owned land impacted by the Waldo Canyon Fire, the federally funded Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team initiated several flood and erosion control measures including aerial mulch drops.
- For non-residential private land areas, the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) helped implement various flood and erosion controls such as channel treatments and soil and sediment traps to protect downstream resources.
- For City-owned land areas, damaged vegetation removal and many erosion control efforts have been accomplished.
- Numerous residential property owners have removed damaged vegetation, implemented soil stabilization methods, and some have even begun the re-vegetation process.
- Many kind and generous volunteers, operating under appropriate supervision, have helped accelerate the landscape rehabilitation process by not only clearing damaged vegetation, but also spreading grass seed and mulch, and even building slope stabilization structures
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.