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September 22, 2017 Ben Delatour Boy Scout Ranch Red Feather Lakes CO
RCVFD participated as part of a multi-agency task force for a prescribed burn operation at the Boy Scout Ranch. Under leadership of The Nature Conservancy, we were able to introduce a healthy controlled fire of ~300 acres to the ranch. Besides preventing a future high severity burn, the prescribed fire had many additional benefits. These benefits included establishment of diverse wildlife habit, increases forest heath, watershed protection, reduction of invasive species and capacity building for future burns. RCVFD directly benefited by acquiring skills to "fight fire with fire". Along side USFS, Poudre Canyon Fire, LCES, LSCO, CSU, Poudre River Coalition and other agencies and volunteer groups we accomplished an awesome amount of work. Please enjoy the photos!