Larimer County projects, American Resource and Recovery Act

From the Arcadia Ranch wildfire mitigation projects, west of Estes Park, to projects just west of Fort Collins, near Horsetooth Reservoir, Larimer County has some of the most diverse projects undertaken by the Anchor Point Group through ARRA funding dispersed by the Colorado State Forest Service.

The Redstone Canyon Puma project, west of Fort Collins, Co, is funded by the ARRA and managed by the Anchor Point GroupRedstone Canyon 2 (Puma)
Size: 22 Acres
Location: West of Fort Collins, west side of Redstone Canyon
Description:  Roadside fuelbreak along approximately one mile of road. Fuelbreak width is on average 100 feet on each side of the road. The contractor for the project is Summit Forestry, which began work on the project Aug. 4. Ten acres had been cut as of Aug. 17.  The project is located on private property divided between five landowners.
Purpose:  This project will aid in the evacuation of landowners, as well as improve ingress for fire apparatus. Owing to its location on the ridge top, the fuelbreak will act to slow or stop a wildfire from advancing into the subdivision. The completion of the fuelbreak will also improve access for Poudre Fire Authority volunteers based in Redstone Canyon into Anderson Ranch and the Buckskin Heights subdivision.

The Pole Hill wildfire mitigation project, west of Loveland, CO, is funded by ARRA proceeds and managed by the Anchor Point Group

Pole Hill
Size: 24 Acres
Location: West of Loveland, Pole Hill Subdivision, Sawmill Road
Description: Roadside fuelbreak along approximately one mile of road in the Pole Hill Subdivision. Fuelbreak width is on average 100 feet on each side of the road. The contractor for the project is Summit Forestry, and they hope to begin and end work this fall 2010. The project is located on private property divided between six landowners.
Purpose:  This project will aid in the evacuation of landowners, as well as improve ingress for fire apparatus. The project ties into work planned and already accomplished by adjacent landowners. Once completed to the main road, the entirety of the fuelbreak should act to slow or stop an advancing wildfire.

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Arcadia Ranch ARRA wildfire mitigation project southwest of Estes Park, CO, managed by the Anchor Point GroupArcadia Ranch
Size: 11 Acres
Location: Southwest of Estes Park
Description: The project area is divided into two units, both of which are landscape fuelbreaks (shown in green). One borders property owned by the YMCA and the other is below the Windcliff HOA. The contractor for the project is Morgan Timber products, which projects to begin and end work this fall 2010. The project is located on private property divided between two landowners.
Purpose:  The two project units tie into work already done by the YMCA and by the Windcliff HOA. Once completed, these two project units will inhibit fire spread moving up the canyon and aid in the evacuation of homeowners.

Redstone Canyon (1) wildfire mitigation project west of Fort Collins, CO, funded by the ARRA managed by the Anchor Point GroupRedstone Canyon 1 (Stellar-Lynx)
Size: 24 Acres
Location: West of Fort Collins, east side of Redstone Canyon
Description:  Roadside fuelbreak along approximately one mile of road. Fuelbreak width is on average 100 feet on each side of the road. The contractor for the project is Summit Forestry, and they hope to begin and end work this fall 2010. The project is located on private property divided between six landowners.
Purpose:  This project will aid in the evacuation of landowners, as well as improve ingress for fire apparatus. Owing to its location on the ridge top, the fuelbreak will act to slow or stop a wildfire from advancing into the subdivision. The completion of the fuelbreak will also improve access for Poudre Fire Authority volunteers based in Redstone Canyon into the Horsetooth Mountain Park Open Space area.

The HorseTooth Mountain Park wildfire mitigation project, west of Fort Collins, CoHorsetooth
Size: 22 Acres
Location: West of Fort Collins, adjacent to Horsetooth Mountain Park Open Space
Description: Landscape fuelbreak on top of the ridge, surrounding vital communication infrastructure. The contractor for the project is the Larimer County Emergency Services Mitigation Crew, and they hope to begin and end work this fall/winter 2010. The project is located on state land.
Purpose:  This project ties into work already done by the Larimer County Mitigation Crew. Once completed, it will protect vital communication infrastructure as well as act to slow or stop an advancing wildfire.