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Fuels Mitigation Work Near Gross Reservoir Designated Camping Area Begins Aug. 5.

Fuels Mitigation Work Near Gross Reservoir Designated Camping Area Begins Aug. 5.

 

BOULDER, Colo. (July 31, 2019) Fuels reduction work will begin on Aug. 5 in the Gross Reservoir Designated Camping Area on the Boulder Ranger District. Dispersed camping at the area will be affected through Aug. 16. During this time, dispersed camping opportunities will be limited and may need to be temporarily re-located as fuels reduction crews work in and around campsites. Signs have been posted at the campsites to notify visitors of about the project.

 

This work is part of the 453-acre Forsythe II Phase 1 task order designed to create forest conditions that are more resilient to the effects of disturbances. This part of the project covers the area between Nederland and Gross Reservoir. Implementation of this work will start on Friday, Aug. 2 near Gross Dam and is expected to be completed by end of September 2019.  Daily operations will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

 

Fuels mitigation work being completed includes:

o    thinning mixed conifer and restoring aspen and the north side of Magnolia Road;

o    thinning regeneration east of Big Springs Road;

o    thinning mixed conifer on the east end of Lazy Z Road;

o    piling downed fuels, thinning mixed conifer and restoring meadow features west and south of Gross Reservoir; and,

o    restoring aspen in a small unit east of Kelly Dahl Campground.

 

For a full list of Boulder Ranger District Fuels Projects, visit: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/arp/brdfuels