Nov 1, 2010 1:24 PM by Greg Boyce

Nearly $1 million alloted for Fourmile Fire recovery

The Bureau of Land Management has received $974,000 for stabilization efforts at the Fourmile Canyon Fire west of Boulder in September.

About $907,000 for Emergency Stabilization treatments is available immediately, while $67,000 for rehabilitation treatments is expected to be available in January or February of next year.

"Getting funding so quickly allows the BLM to move forward with our coordination with the U.S. Forest Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Boulder County on stabilization treatments. Working together to identify post-wildfire emergency rehabilitation needs across jurisdictions and ownerships improve the efficiency and effectiveness of post-wildfire emergency for private landowners," said Keith Berger, Royal Gorge Field Manager.

BLM Emergency Stabilization priorities are to ensure public safety and restore habitat for wildlife and significant heritage sites.

Treatments on BLM lands include 115 acres of hand seeding, 650 acres of aerial mulching, noxious weed survey, and treatment of critical heritage resources.

Twenty-two percent of land that was burned by the Fourmile Canyon Fire is on BLM lands.





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