Coalition promotes forest health

The Coalition for the Upper South Platte (CUSP) has been doing extensive forest health work in the Woodland Park and Divide area this winter.  CUSP’s fire crews have burned over 750 slash piles left over from wildfire mitigation/forest restoration work this winter.  Take a look at the article and blog post below to learn more about this work.

Have you seen smoke in the air on recent snowy days? With wildfire season approaching, the Coalition for the Upper South Platte has been promoting forest health on private property, including with the use of controlled pile burns. The Pikes Peak Courier spoke to Jonathan Bruno, operations director for CUSP, about what the organization is doing to prepare the Woodland Park area for warmer, dryer days.

See the Pike Peak Courier full article – Coalition promotes forest health: Use of controlled pile burns on private property takes planning and care.

Also take a look at Jonathan Bruno’s, CUSP’s Chief Operating Officer, blog post in which he shares lessons learned on the Fire Adapted Learning Network Blog.