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Funds Available For Fire Mitigation Projects

Sep 25, 2018

Credit Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

The Colorado State Forest Service is looking to help local governments, homeowners’ associations and utilities reduce wildfire risks.

 

The program helps fund projects that restore forested areas and reduce wildfire risk on non-federal lands. It’s aimed at helping reduce fire dangers in the wildland-urban interface, where people live close to forested areas.

It is also intended to promote ecological restoration following wildfires and to support forest health. So far this summer, wildfires have burned hundreds of thousands of acres in Colorado, and there are 10 fires that are currently active. Organizations have until Oct. 1 to apply for the funds.