What better way to show your appreciation for our public lands than by lending a hand to help steward this great open space?
No experience necessary, leadership provided by Colorado Mountain Club Conservation and Jefferson County Land Managers. For the next 2 years, Jefferson County Open Space’s Forestry team will try to complete 100+ acres of forest management. The focus will be towards: wildfire mitigation, wildlife habitat improvement, and the overall natural resource protection in and around Flying J Ranch Park.
Work will focus on reducing the densities of mixed conifer stands, promoting aspen stands, creating lodge pole regeneration patch cuts, and restoring ponderosa pine forests. Over time, this effort will create a landscape more resistant to catastrophic wildfire and insect damage by increasing the diversity of tree species, age classes, and distribution patterns within the forest. This project will also enhance visitor safety by removing hazardous trees around the picnic area and priority trail corridors.
What you will be doing to help with the overall project:
Volunteers are needed to help consolidate some of the felled trees, so they can be chipped and or stacked to create habitat for wildlife. Volunteers will also be closing closing a user created trail in the park in an effort to protect habitat for native wildlife, plants and insects.
For more information and to register visit: https://www.cmc.org/Calendar/EventDetails.aspx?ID=46492