BASALT, CO – The snow is beginning to recede with the spring runoff revealing a changed landscape on Basalt Mountain, approximately six months after the Lake Christine Fire. In anticipation of the spring melt and the summer field season, key organizations are convening to share information and discuss ongoing collaborative efforts to address the post-fire impacts of Lake Christine.
Roaring Fork Conservancy is pleased to host a Lake Christine Post-Fire Panel Discussion on Monday, May 6, 2019 at Basalt High School from 6 -8 p.m.
The panel will discuss how the fire has changed the landscape; completed, ongoing, and future restoration/mitigation projects; what citizens need to know to be prepared; and how to get involved. Each panelist will give a brief presentation followed by a question and answer session.
The Panel will feature speakers from the US Forest Service, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Basalt Police and Fire, Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, FEMA, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
The Lake Christine Fire began on July 3, 2018 and burned over 12,500 acres of private, State, Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands. Since the initial work and assessments of the Burned Area Emergency Response Team (BAER) in the fall of 2018, a group of dedicated partners have been meeting regularly to plan and coordinate ongoing response and restoration efforts for the area.
Since 1996, Roaring Fork Conservancy has inspired people to explore, value, and protect the Roaring Fork Watershed. We bring people together to protect our rivers and work to keep water in local streams, monitor water quality, and preserve riparian habitat. Roaring Fork Conservancy is an independent, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. For more information call (970) 927-1290 or visit www.roaringfork.org.