SER-RM Webinar – Lessons from the Cal-Wood Fire: Recovery Efforts for Mitigation and Restoration

Sharla Benjamin, David Hirt, Stefan Reinold, Rebecca Hufft, Carrie Cimo

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The Cal-Wood Fire ignited on October 17, 2020 and burned about 10,000 acres in Boulder County Colorado – the largest wildfire in Boulder County history. 5,000 acres burned on Boulder County Parks & Open Space land, on a heavily used recreational and conservation property called Heil Valley Ranch. The remainder of the fire footprint occurred on a combination of Forest Service land, State Land Board, and private property. Boulder County Parks & Open Space Staff is taking a lead role in fire recovery efforts, including large scale aerial mulching, hazard tree removal, erosion control measures, and native seed-based restoration. Recovery work began in early in 2021 and is currently still in progress. In this webinar, Boulder County staff will present on the fire and recovery efforts, with a panel discussion to follow presentations.

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Pre-approved for CECs under SER's CERP program