Grand County projects, American Resource and Recovery Act

In general, the severity of the mountain pine beetle situation in Grand County will require removal of all lodgepole pine greater than 10 inches in height in these areas.
Contract crews will utilize salvage clearcuts to remove all trees within project areas, with the exception of aspen, select live conifer species and small pockets of residual conifer regeneration where applicable.
Extra effort will be made to avoid damage to any residual trees.  Logs will be skidded to approved landings, and then removed for off-site utilization.  Most non-utilized material, such as slash, will be chipped on site.
Objectives for the project work in Grand county include:

  • Reduction of  wildfire hazards within the project area and to adjacent communities.
  • Removal of  trees previously killed by the mountain pine beetle.
  • Promotion of regeneration within cut areas of conifer and aspen.
  • Creation or retention of local jobs.

Wildfire mitigation work at Grand Lake, CO, conducted bgy the Anchor Point GroupGrand Lake
Size: 15 Acres
Location: Within the Town of Grand Lake
Description:  The project area is divided into three units, all of which are landscape fuelbreaks. All Trees will be removed within the project area, which occurs on both sides of US Highway 34. The contractor for the project is Earl Storm, and he hopes to begin and end work this fall 2010. The project is located on property divided between the Town of Grand Lake, an HOA and two private landowners.
Purpose:  This project ties into work already done by the Shadow Park West HOA and by the Town of Grand Lake. Once completed, it will aid in the evacuation of Town residents in the event of a wildfire. The project also benefits by removing hazardous trees along a popular trail. 

Wildfire mitigation work at Beaver Village, CO, conducted by the Anchor Point GroupBeaver Village
Size:
19 Acres
Location: South of Winter Park
Description:  The project area is divided into two units, both of which are landscape fuelbreaks. All trees will be removed within the project area, which occurs on the railroad. The contractor for the western unit is Morgan Timber products. The contractor for the eastern unit is Willow Creek Logging. The project was divided because of the requirement for railroad access and insurance. Both contractors hope to begin and end work this fall 2010. The project is located on property divided between two private landowners.
Purpose:  These two project units tie into work already done by the Town of Winter Park. Once completed, they will act to slow or stop an advancing wildfire pushing north into the Town. 

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County Roads
Size: 43 Acres
Location: Grand County Roads within the forested area, primarily north and west of Granby
Description: On-going ROW thinning was continued until completion. This project was finished in May 2010. 

Ongoing wildfire mitigation at Winter Park Highlands by the Anchor Point GroupWinter Park Highlands
Size: 19 Acres
Location: Winter Park Highlands subdivision, west of Tabernash
Description: The project area is divided into three units, all three of which are landscape fuelbreaks. Trees will be removed in units to an average width of 200 feet. The contractor for the project is Willow Creek Logging, and they hope to begin and end work this fall 2010. The project is located on private property divided between six landowners.
Purpose:  These three project units tie into work planned and already accomplished by the Winter Park Highlands HOA. Once completed, these projects will enhance the buffer that surrounds the community in the event of a fast-moving wildfire. 

Wildfire mitigation work at Homestead Hills, CO, by the Anchor Point GroupHomestead Hills
Size: 10 Acres
Location: Homestead Hills subdivision, between Granby and Tabernash
Description: The project area is divided into two units, one of which is a landscape fuelbreak and the other is an egress enhancement. Trees will be removed in the landscape fuelbreak to an average width of 200 feet. The contractor for the project is Willow Creek Logging, and they hope to begin and end work this fall 2010. The project is located on private property divided between the HOA and two private landowners.
Purpose:  These two project units tie into work already done by the Homestead Hills HOA and private landowners. The egress project will aid in the evacuation of landowners in the event of a wildfire, as well improve access for incoming fire apparatus. The landscape fuelbreak ties into work already done, and will act to slow or stop an advancing wildfire. 

Wildfire mitigation work at Hot Sulphur Springs, CO, by the Anchor Point GroupHot Sulphur Springs
Size: 12 Acres
Location: South of Hot Sulphur Springs
Description:  The project area is divided into two units, one of which is a landscape fuelbreak and the other is a roadside fuelbreak. Trees will be removed in the landscape fuelbreak throughout the entirety of the forested area. The roadside fuelbreak is on average 100 feet wide on each side of the road. The contractor for the project is Earl Storm, and he hopes to begin and end work this fall 2010. The project is located on private property divided between the three landowners.
Purpose:  These two project units will act to slow or stop an advancing wildfire pushing north towards the Town of Hot Sulphur Springs and outlying homes. The roadside fuelbreak will also improve future ingress and egress for homeowners and fire apparatus once planned development occurs.