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Big Hill Helitack: Building the Future Firefighting Workforce

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The Big Hill Helitack program at the Eldorado National Forest manages two contract helicopters – one Type 1 and one Type 2 – which are national resources. When fully staffed, the Big Hill Helitack crew has 16 employees including a superintendent, a helicopter manager for each helicopter, and 13 other crew members.


ENF Reorganization Project

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The Eldorado National Forest is adapting to change. Our forest staff is evaluating how to reorganize with less facilities, less personnel, less government-owned-vehicles and more partnerships.

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What are our Nature's Benefits?

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The natural forest infrastructure provides multiple Nature's Benefits to people, plants, animals, and habitat. Find out how the Eldorado positively impacts your daily life!


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