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FHTF Meeting
Wednesday, June 21 2017, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Forest Management in the High Country
Unique Challenges and Solutions

The focus of June's meeting was forest management in Colorado's High Country.
What we discussed:
  • What's different about our forests?
  • Are lower elevation/warmer climate best forest management practices also right for us?
  • What does active management mean?
  • Is increasing clear-cut acres the only way to more actively manage our forests?
  • Alternative forest management techniques such as thinning and planting - Are they viable?
  • Does increased use of alternative techniques require more forest monitoring?
  • More thinning, planting and monitoring - where will that money come from?
  • What active forest management approaches will be applied in the Lower Snake Project?
  • What management approaches are being used in the Lower Snake?

On Point - Dillon Ranger District forest restoration specialist Sarah Pearson gave a presentation on planting, thinning, and other restoration programs currently underway in Summit County. Adam Bianchi was available to answer questions about the Lower Snake Project. He provided a formal Lower Snake presentation at a future FHTF meeting.