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☷ Durango Colorado - Fire mitigation work in  the Durango Wildland Urban Interface begins June 14 10 June 2022

☷ Durango Colorado - Fire mitigation work in the Durango Wildland Urban Interface begins June 14 10 June 2022

Durango , state Colorado
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   Fire - mitigation work on city - owned lands in the Durango Wildland Urban Interface will begin June 14 , starting near Ball Lane .  
   The Wildland Urban Interface contains areas where man - made improvements are built close to , or within , natural terrain and flammable vegetation . The work will manually thin hazardous fuels on approximately 45 acres of park and open space lands .  
   “Reducing risk of fire continues to be a high priority for our community , ” said Amy Schwarzbach , natural resources manager . “The Parks and Recreation Department has worked closely with fire experts to plan this work . ”
   The efforts are being planned by Fire Adapted Durango , a partnership between the City of Durango Parks and Recreation Department and numerous fire experts . Funding support for this work is from the Bureau of Land Management , Colorado State Forest Service , and Durango’s Parks , Open Space and Trails sales tax fund .
   The thinning will be done by contracted sawyer crews and adheres to Colorado State Forest Service prescriptions for the vegetation type and terrain at each location . This work is the continuation of a multi - phase project focused on mitigating fire risk within the Durango Wildland Urban Interface . More information is available at 
   DurangoGov . org/FireMitigation
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   including the public presentation given on October 21 , 2021 in preparation for this year’s work .  
   Parks , trails and trailheads will remain open , but users should be aware that sawyer crews and vehicles will be in the area . Signage will be in place to notify trail users of the work being done
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    For more information , contact the Parks and Recreation Department at ( 970 ) 375 - 7321 or 
   rec@DurangoGov . org
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