Public Comment Open On Lake Christine Burn Area Plans

Nov 30, 2018

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The Basalt Mountain Salvage and Rehabilitation project is open for public comment through the end of the month.

The plan includes removing standing trees that were damaged in the fire, which provide hazards to roadways if they fall. Another aspect of the plan is to thin out areas where the White River National Forest abuts private land.

“It would allow for the fire to behave differently in a less intense way and it would allow for firefighters to have a better probability of protecting the private infrastructure,” said Acting District Ranger Kevin Warner.

The Forest Service also plans on selling some of the partially charred trees before they become unusable as timber, due to weather or insect damage.

Specialists will be on-hand to answer questions about the plan at an open house on Dec. 11 at the Basalt Library.