Colorado Wildfires - Relief + Recovery

by Can'd Aid
Colorado Wildfires - Relief + Recovery
Colorado Wildfires - Relief + Recovery
Colorado Wildfires - Relief + Recovery
Colorado Wildfires - Relief + Recovery
Colorado Wildfires - Relief + Recovery
Colorado Wildfires - Relief + Recovery
Colorado Wildfires - Relief + Recovery
Colorado Wildfires - Relief + Recovery

Project Report | May 3, 2022
Planting Trees and Rebuilding Fences!

By Alyssa Lile | Director of Programs

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Heil Valley Ranch Tree Planting_1

Can'd Aid's efforts continue to restore Boulder County Open Space following CO wildfires. In October 2020, the Cal-Wood Fire burned approximately 4,000 acres at one of Boulder County’s most prized open space properties-Heil Valley Ranch. A good portion of the property is still closed to the public due to damaged infrastructure and safety concerns, and Can'd Aid has made significant efforts in partnership with Boulder County Open Space and dozens of volunteers to both  mitigate post-fire impacts and speed up recovery of burned areas.

In April 2022, nearly 50 Can'd Aid volunteers helped plant 500 ponderosa pine seedlings at various areas within the burn footprint. This weekend, on May 7th, multiple recovery efforts are underway including the replacement of several wooden fences that were consumed during the fire. A small group of volunteers will use hand tools and pre-cut logs to rebuild these fences to help speed up the re-opening of the park.

These efforts are ongoing from 2021, in which we hosted three volunteer projects for trail clearing, invasive species removal, and documenting new growth throughout fire-affected areas. 

I look forward to telling you more about our ongoing long-term recovery efforts!

 

Alyssa Lile
Director of Programs
Can'd Aid

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Heil Valley Ranch Tree Planting_2
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Can'd Aid

Location: Longmont, CO - USA
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Project Leader:
Sara Hannafin
Longmont , CO United States

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