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Burn Pile Notice

Members of CUSP’s certified wildland firefighter crew will be conducting pile burns on
private property near Woodland Park over the next several months. 250 slash piles left over
from wildfire mitigation projects will be burned to reduce the amount of fuels in the forest.
Please contact Jonathan Bruno (information below) if you would like to come to a burn site.
Cell reception in many of these locations in unreliable, so communication during a pile burn is
often not available. Pile burning typically starts at 10:00am, with ignitions completed by
2:00pm. All dates and schedules are dependent on weather. Pile burning sites are located in
areas not accessible by regular passenger vehicles. If you would like to join, you MUST
coordinate directly with Jonathan Bruno, prior to the scheduled burn day. Because burning is
dependent upon weather conditions, it is probable that a scheduled burn may not occur,
therefore, it is important for you to coordinate with CUSP staff.

Newsletter Summer 2018

Newsletter front page- Summer 2018

Newsletter second page- Summer 2018

Summer 2018- Newsletter PDF

Colorado Wildland Fire Conference- September 2018

CO Wildfire Conference Promotion flyer

Colorado Wildland Fire Conference 

September 18-20, 2018

People, Places, and Perceptions – Wildfire and the Human Condition

Location:

The Lodge at Mountaineer Square,
620 Gothic Road,
Mt. Crested Butte, CO

About the conference:

This year’s conference will provide an in-depth exploration of how human dimensions affect community adaptation to wildfire. We’ll examine why people adopt or reject best practices, how we understand risk, and how we collectively perceive notions about wildfire. The conference will offer a suite of learning opportunities including – keynote speakers, networking events and workshops, panel discussions, break-out sessions, and social gatherings.

SPEAKERS AND SCHEDULE can be found HERE.

SCHOLARSHIPS now available!  Fire Adapted Colorado is offering a limited number of scholarships to cover registration. Find out more and apply HEREDue August 6th.

COST: Early registration = $295;  Early Registration ENDS August 31st. FACO Member registration = $245; Late registration = $350.  Register HERE.

LODGING: Special rates for conference attendees at various area hotels, click HERE for more info. We recommend you CALL to reserve your room! Call BEFORE August 18th for the special conference rate.

DINNER AND LIVE MUSIC: Featuring the band Hardscrabble at the Ten Peaks venue above Crested Butte, September 19, 2018

LOOKING FOR MORE? See this video about places to go and things to do in Crested Butte!

See you there in September!!

CUSP is hiring

WUI Mitigation Specialist

CUSP and COCO, Inc have an opening for a self-starter committed to reducing wildfire risk within the Upper Arkansas river basin.  The position will be based out of the Salida Colorado State Forest Service Office and will work within the Upper Arkansas Basin on forest Health and wildfire risk reduction Initiatives.  We are looking for an amazing, independent self-starter that can help to build a collaborative mitigation program from Leadville to Salida.  The employee will report directly to COCO leadership.

Click on the link to learn more: WUI Mitigation Specialist Job Description

Post-Fire Recovery Information

 

  July 11, 2018

  POST-FIRE/RECOVERY INFORMATION AVAILABLE

 

After a catastrophic wildfire, quick action must be taken to minimize social, environmental, and economic devastation. Given enough time, forests eventually heal from wildfire, but that healing process can take decades or even centuries. The landscape won’t heal quickly without human intervention. Timely rehabilitation efforts can reduce the environmental impacts of fire, and can have a positive impact on the community’s social and economic situation in the months and years after the fire.

Perhaps most importantly, quick and effective rehabilitation efforts improve public health and safety.

Information regarding post-fire recovery and restoration is available

https://co-co.org/programs/post-fire

The page provides website links containing valuable information. We hope it will prove useful in helping our community to develop plans and priorities to protect citizens, homes, and essential infrastructure.

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