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Lake Christine Fire Restoration Campaign

 

On July 3, 2018 a wildfire started in the town of Basalt, Colorado - the center of the Roaring Fork Watershed - about one-quarter of a mile from Roaring Fork Conservancy's office. 

Roaring Fork Conservancy is raising funds to assist local, state, and federal government agencies to address the landscape-scale changes caused by the Lake Christine Fire.

 In partnership with Colorado Parks & Wildlife, Colorado State Forest Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Eagle County, and Town of Basalt, RFC aims to develop and implement long-term burn area restoration approaches. The risks of debris flows and flooding are elevated for 3-5 years post-burn, making this work crucial for years to come.

  • The Lake Christine fire burned over 12,500 acres of pinyon/juniper, grass, shrubland, aspen and spruce/fir in the Roaring Fork River, Fryingpan River, and Cattle Creek drainages.
  • Just under 20% of the total burn area is classified as “high severity,” and is more susceptible to erosion and debris flows.
  • Significant re-growth is already present in many of the areas with moderate to low burn severity- many acres of which were seeded last fall. However, noxious weed mitigation is of high priority.

 

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO RESTORATION EFFORTS

 

 

Additional details about the Lake Christine Fire Restoration Campaign can be found HERE.


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 Restoration goals include:

  • Stabilize soils and drainages prone to runoff or flood
  • Continue necessary seeding efforts
  • Noxious weed mitigation

Contact Us

Roaring Fork Conservancy

PHONE: (970) 927-1290
EMAIL: info@roaringfork.org

MAILING ADDRESS:
PO Box 3349
Basalt, CO 81621

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:
22800 Two Rivers Road
Basalt, CO 81621

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