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Recent news from the Anchor Point Group

Additional money funds wildfire mitigation in 4 counties

Eight professional wood-cutting contractors and four government crews are clearing trees and other vegetation in an extensive wildfire mitigation effort in four counties overseen by the Anchor Point Group and funded by $1.7 million from the Colorado State Forest Service.

Read more: www.denverpost.com/search/ci_16397014#ixzz136iOHJ3S

The Fourmile Fire visited from a policy standpoint

APG Co-founder Rod Moraga joins Boulder County Commissioner Will Toor and the director of University of Colorado's Center for the American West, combine to discuss wildfire mitigation, defense and policy in the aftermath of the Fourmile Fire, one of the most devastating in Colorado history on Boulder's KGNU radio.
Hear it ... (A 50 meg mp3 file.)


Fire protection plan emphasizes high-risk zones

ESCONDIDO — The Escondido Fire Department is creating a
Community Wildfire Protection Plan that will offer specific
recommendations to minimize the risk of fires in neighborhoods
that border undeveloped areas.
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Anchor point cofounder shares in pain of the Fourmile Fire

BOULDER -- Anchor point cofounder Rod Moraga was featured in several stories as one of the first responders to the Fourmile Fire, the most devastating in Colorado history. After leading the initial firefighting effort, he found his house ready to be engulfed in flames and knew that crews under his control were already busy defending other homes.
See story and video on Channel 9 News (Denver)
Read the Boulder Daily Camera Story.

Foresters land stimulus funding

BOULDER - Chris White has spent most of his working life helping communities protect against catastrophic wildfires, and the Boulder company he co-founded 10 years ago is internationally known for that expertise.

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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
January-March 2010 Report
Colorado State Forest Service

Anchor Point hired two forest technicians. Additional support comes from contracted personnel. The company selected 21 potential fuels reduction projects to implement; each county has at least four projects. Initial contact with the affected communities has been made.

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Simtable on YouTube

Simtable, a strategic partner of the Anchor Point Group is featured in this YouTube video. Simtable provides computer-aided sand tables for wildfire mitigation and emergency planning.