Lake Christine Fire Restoration Campaign - What does it mean for our rivers??
The Lake Christine fire has burned over 6,000 acres of pinyon/juniper, grass and shrubland in the Roaring Fork and Fryingpan River drainages. Much of the area has burned down to mineral soil and is susceptible to erosion, landslides and noxious weed invasion. This could have a significant impact on the watersheds and municipal water supplies.
A Call to Action
The Roaring Fork Conservancy is leading a fund raising effort to address this serious problem right here in our backyard. Our goal is to raise money and partner with the Colorado Parks & Wildlife, Colorado State Forest Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the BLM and Eagle County to develop and implement a long-term restoration effort for the burned area. Many people have already reached out to fire officials asking how they can help with the restoration efforts. Efforts are underway to create a restoration plan, but no matter what the plan, state, local and federal agencies will need funding to help with the restoration efforts.