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FIREWISE 2021

From: Williams, Tammy -FS
Sent: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:04 AM
Subject: Annual Military Airborne Firefighting Systems Wildfire Training Scheduled for Colorado’s Front Range & Southern Wyoming May 11-14

 

Good morning, 

 

Next week, residents and visitors near Jeffco Airtanker Base, southern Wyoming, and along the Front Range of Colorado may see low-flying C-130 aircraft and interagency lead planes. Members of the Air Force Reserve’s 302nd Airlift Wing and Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing will be hosting a yearly aerial wildland firefighting training and certification. Training drops, consisting of water only, will be executed on the Arapaho and Roosevelt, Medicine Bow, and Pike-San Isabel National Forests. 

 

WHAT: Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems (MAFFS) certification training 

 

WHO: USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Region 

302nd Airlift Wing (AFRES) Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. 

153rd Airlift Wing (ANG), Cheyenne, Wyo. 

Other fire partners 

 

WHEN: Monday, May 10, classroom portion; Tuesday-Thursday, May 11-14, flight operations; Saturday-Sunday, May 15-16, make-up/additional training days if needed. 

 

WHERE: Potential drop zones on Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests   

 

  1. Sheep Mountain: 

This site is located on the Canyon Lake Ranger District of the Roosevelt National Forest in Larimer County. The site is 7 miles east of Red Feather Lakes, 3.5 miles north of County Road 74E, and southwest of Stuart Hole and east of the Cherokee Park Wildlife Area.   

 

  1. South Bald Mountain: 

This site is located on the Canyon Lake Ranger District of the Roosevelt National Forest in Larimer County, 4.5 miles southwest of Red Feather, 3 miles northeast of Kinikinik and CO Hwy 14. South Bald Mountain is off of Forest Road 517A. 

 

 

 

 

 

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2021 Annual FIREWISE Event - July 10th, 10am-2pm

Glacier View Fire District will be hosting a community Firewise event Saturday, July 10th, from 10am-2pm.  Join us for this opportunity to learn how each of us can become further Firewise ready and protect our mountain homes from the devastation of a wildland fire.  

Representatives from the several professional organizations, as well as your local fire departments, will be available to answer questions and provide guidance on wildland fire preparedness.  We look forward to seeing you July 10th.             

 

Please watch for updates throughout the community in the next several months

 

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MONTHLY BOARD MEETINGS - Starting May 2021, ALL monthly Board Meetings will be in-person on the second Monday of every month. Please go to the Board Meetings for the current Agenda.

 

 

 

Subject: Northern Colorado Fireshed Collaborative webinar series

 
Daniel Bowker <daniel@poudrewatershed.org>
Megan Maiolo-Heath <megan@poudrewatershed.org>

Join us for an informative and interactive webinar series introducing the Northern Colorado Fireshed Collaborative (NCFC) and their work to make Northern Colorado forests resilient, protect communities and keep our water supplies reliable. This webinar series is free and open to anyone interested in the health of their forested watersheds and communities.
Webinar #1: Intro to the Northern Colorado Fireshed Collaborative - April 21 at 5:30pm
Panelists: Tony Cheng, Director - Colorado Forest Restoration Institute & Monte Williams, Forest Supervisor - U.S. Forest Service

What is a "fireshed"? Learn more about how landscape-scale collaboration around forest health is happening on the northern Front Range of Colorado.

To register for free visit: https://bit.ly/fireshed21

The Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed is a proud member of the Northern Colorado Fireshed Collaborative, a partnership of agencies dedicated to increasing the pace and scale of forest restoration by bringing fire back into our forest and watershed management toolbox.

For questions, please email Megan Maiolo-Heath at megan@poudrewatershed.org.

 

New GVFD Board Member

The Glacier View Fire Board would like to recognize Gordon Cummingham as the newly appointed Board member. Gordon will serve the remainder of the vacant term. The term will end in 2022. The Board members will take positions at the April 12th Board Meeting.