The project site at Miller Gulch near Bailey, Colorado, aims to restore more resilient ecological conditions across Front Range forests, reduce catastrophic wildfire events and their impact on property, infrastructure and natural resources, and contribute to long term sustainability. The watersheds in the project area are critical community resources as they are a source of domestic water supply for the Denver metropolitan area.
The project area is located adjacent to the High Meadow Fire (2000) and Buffalo Creek Fire (1996). Treatments provide an added fuel break.
Treatments began on January 10, 2023 and to date, 872 acres have been cut.
Funding provided by USFS, Aurora Water and a grant from Colorado DNR’s Colorado Strategic Wildfire Action Program (COSWAP).