It’s been 2 full months since the Waldo Canyon Fire was officially 100% contained. Now the Waldo Canyon Fire Rehab work has officially shifted into high gear…
According to a recent update at InciWeb – Incident Information System, the Waldo Canyon Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) implementation team, along with the Mile High Youth Corps, and members of the local Pikes Peak Ranger District fire crews, have been hard at work for several weeks now clearing, cleaning, and addressing many public safety hazards throughout the 18,000+ acre burn scar created by the recent Waldo Canyon wildfire.
Waldo Canyon Burn Area Remains Closed
As the Waldo Canyon Fire rehab efforts continue to take shape, the burn area remains closed to public access. In addition to the Waldo Canyon Trail, many surrounding areas have been identified as having potential impacts to life and safety due to the possibility of flash flooding events, hazardous trees and many other risks.
Potential flash floods and the threat to public safety due to those flash floods will continue until the vegetation recovers and the post-fire watershed response resembles a pre-fire response.
Crews have begun removing severely damaged trees, “dead-falls”, from Meadow Ridge Campground, Thunder Ridge Campground, Promontory Picnic Area, and Aspen Grove Interpretive Trail.
Because of the threat to human life and safety, and to protect the recovery of natural resources, forest users are reminded of the necessity of the closure of national forest system land within the Waldo Canyon burned area.
The public needs to be aware that Forest Service law enforcement officers are issuing citations to violators who venture into the closed area of the fire perimeter.
Local Land Owners Doing Their Part
In addition to the Pike National Forest, many private land owners in the area are also doing there part to begin Waldo Canyon Fire rehab work on their own properties.
Recently, work crews from Rocky Mountain Materials & Asphalt, Inc. were hard at work clearing private acreage located along the side of Pyramid Mountain just above Cascade, Colorado.
Despite recent and extensive fire mitigation efforts there was much fire damage caused on private property located within the Pyramid Mountain Estates development.
These were perfectly healthy, green and growing trees just 2 short months ago. We recently spent over $250,000 cutting out all of the Beetle Kill Ponderosa Pine and other dead-standing timber…
Watch Harvesting Logs From Waldo Canyon Burn Scar
Now it’s our turn…
Over the coming weeks, months, and years, Colorado Rock*N Logs and LogFurnitureHowTo[dot]com will begin doing our part to help in the Waldo Canyon Fire Rehab effort. And we will show you how you can join in to help do your part too.
With the Waldo Canyon Fire rehab and recovery efforts in full swing it is time to see what can be done with these valuable Colorado resources.
It all starts right here, harvesting these logs. We will take these burnt trees to the yard, begin milling and processing them to find out how long before we can start making furniture…
The best way to determine how long this process of curing these logs takes is to jump right in and start. Action speaks louder than words and we are all about action.
And we want to hear from you!
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