Forsythe II Project

Tightly spaced tree trunks

(Updated Feb. 16, 2016)


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ABOUT THE FORSYTHE II PROJECT:

The Boulder Ranger District of the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests is proposing management activities on 3,901 acres of National Forest System lands within the Forsythe II project area between the Town of Nederland and Gross Reservoir. Additionally, 1,969 acres will be analyzed for defensible space. The purpose of this project is to:

  • Restore mixed conifer stands toward more characteristic composition, structure, and spatial patterns in order to increase resistance and resiliency to future natural disturbances;
  • Increase the size and vigor of aspen stands;
  • Maintain and increase meadow habitat;
  • Improve wildlife habitat to benefit species within the project area;
  • Improve watershed condition;
  • Reduce the effects of a wildfire to limit erosion from contaminating municipal water sources;
  • Decrease risk of crown fire within the project area, particularly adjacent to private property.

The proposed action includes 3,233 acres of mechanical/hand vegetation treatment and 968 acres of broadcast burning for analysis. Both mechanical/hand treatment and broadcast burning would occur on 300 acres.


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