Black Diamond Landscape Resiliency and Risk Reduction Project

The Forest Service has signed a final decision that identifies a suite of management tools to improve and maintain a resilient landscape, facilitate fire adapted communities, and improve wildfire response. The project authorizes treatments to meet the proposed strategies for mitigating risk to communities, wildlife, watersheds and other values at risk from high-severity wildfires. The project includes nearly 257,898 acres of land with 190,177 (74%) acres being National Forest System land, and the remaining 67,842 (26%) acres comprised of local, State or private ownership. Although treatments may be collaboratively implemented across ownership boundaries, the Forest Service's proposal only authorizes activities on National Forest System lands. A 30-day comment period was held March 4, 2023 - April 4, 2023, which followed a scoping period when the Forest received initial input from those interested in the project. Following a draft decision and objection period, the final decision has been signed. Project documents are available below. To view a recording of the public webinar from the scoping period and track project updates, visit the project's Story Map. This site will be updated throughout the life of the project, so the public is encouraged to check back regularly for the latest information. This collaborative, landscape-scale project is within one of the identified landscapes in the Forest Service?s Wildfire Crisis Strategy, addressing at-risk areas.

Location Summary

NFS lands from the Colorado-Wyoming border south to the northern perimeter of the Cameron Peak Fire burn area; from the Forest eastern administrative boundary west to the Rawah Wilderness boundary.

District: Canyon Lakes Ranger District

Project Milestones

MilestoneDate
Scoping Start09/06/2022
Comment Period03/04/2023
Objection Period Start05/21/2023
Decision02/12/2024
Implementation02/01/2024 (Estimated)

Project Documents

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