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Fire Preparedness and Post Fire Reclamation within James M. Robb Colorado River State Park; Pete Firmin

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2021 Conference
 
Fire Preparedness and Post Fire Reclamation within JMR-Colorado River State Park
Pete Firmin1*
 
1Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Grand Junction, CO. U.S.A.; Pete.firmin@state.co.us
 
Attendees will understand the complimentary roles of fire preparedness and habitat improvement functions as well as post-fire management considerations and reclamation efforts within James M. Robb-Colorado River State Park.  Attendees will understand the impact of fire on Riparian woodlands to include a specific discussion of fires impact on cottonwood trees (Pupulus deltoids) and resulting management decisions.  We will discuss the challenges and innovative solutions associated with post-fire reclamation to include integrated weed management and active or passive reclamation efforts.   How to integrate non-traditional partners in habitat improvement will also be discussed specifically as it relates to fuel reduction/defensible space in the wildland urban interface. 
 
 

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