U.S. Forest Service Kelly Dahl Campground fuels reduction work under way

by admin on March 13, 2013

U.S. Forest Service Kelly Dahl Campground fuels reduction work under way

Boulder, Colo. (March. 14, 2013) – Fuel reduction work is under way at the Kelly Dahl campground and surrounding area. The Boulder Ranger District campground is located just off State Hwy 72 between Nederland and Rollinsville. Cutting and hauling activities will continue throughout the spring season. The district staff hopes to have operations complete in time for Memorial Day weekend.

The campground is usually closed this time of year to vehicles. During fuel reduction work, it is important to note that foot traffic is also not allowed. Forest visitors are advised to steer clear of the entire treatment area and associated equipment or slash piles. Slash piles and log decks remaining on site must not be tampered with, added to, or removed from for legal and safety reasons.

This 172-acre Kelly Dahl fuels project is part of the U.S. Forest Service 2009 Lump Gulch Fuel Treatment Project Decision. Project documents can be viewed at: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=22315. While the project is designed for hazardous fuel reduction, it will also address the current mountain pine beetle presence and tree stand diversity.

For other recreation information on the Boulder Ranger District this winter, please call Visitor Information at 303-541-2500.


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