Forest restoration projects share $1 million in grants |

Forest restoration projects share $1 million in grants

FORT COLLINS ” The State Forest Service has awarded $1 million in grants for 12 forest restoration projects to protect water supplies, reduce fire risk and address other issues.

The projects are in Boulder, Eagle, Grand, Lake, LaPlata, Larimer, Las Animas, Mesa, Park, Summit and Teller counties. The winners were announced Tuesday.

The grants were established by the Legislature this year. They were intended to encourage local groups to cooperate on forest projects.

The state will fund up to 60 percent of the cost of each project. Local organizers are responsible for providing the other 40 percent through cash, in-kind contributions, federal funds or other sources.

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