BLM to begin fuels reduction project south of Glenwood Springs |

BLM to begin fuels reduction project south of Glenwood Springs

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” The Oak Meadows Fuel Reduction Project, seven miles south of Glenwood Springs near Four Mile Road, is scheduled to begin within the next several weeks, according to the Bureau of Land Management.

Residents of the Oak Meadows subdivision and others in the area can expect to see a small piece of equipment called a hydroaxe mechanically clearing oak brush from about 60-70 percent of the 71-acre project area. A hand crew will also be thinning about 10 acres along the border between BLM and private lands.

This work is being done to reduce fuels for possible wildfires, increase firefighter and public safety, and improve wildlife habitat. Fire officials have been coordinating closely with the homeowners in the area regarding this project.

Anyone seeking additional information should call 947-2800.

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