Magic Feather Collaborative Forest Restoration Project Decision Signed

Release Date: Mar 15, 2019

Contact(s): Reghan Cloudman

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The Canyon Lakes District Ranger on the Roosevelt National Forest has signed the decision for the Magic Feather Collaborative Forest Restoration Project. This project was done in cooperation with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, The Nature Conservancy, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed. The decision calls for prescribed burning on 5,536 acres of National Forest System (NFS) lands and 793 acres of non-NFS lands.

The project is located near Red Feather Lakes, Colo., and consists of ponderosa pine, aspen, riparian areas and mixed conifer stands. This landscape-scale, cross-jurisdictional restoration project will help reduce the risk of wildfires and improve watershed health, while returning ponderosa pine and mixed conifer stands to a more natural, resilient state.

“The cooperation among agencies, organizations and private land owners has been outstanding,” District Ranger Katie Donahue said. “We appreciate everyone’s hard work and know that the collaborative nature of this project will make it a success.”

Non-NFS lands include Colorado Parks and Wildlife and private land. Implementation of the prescribed burn could begin as soon as spring 2019.

Detailed information on this project, a project map and the decision is available online at