Issue Position: Wildfires and Bark Beetle

Issue Position

By:  Cheri Gerou
Date: Jan. 1, 2012
Location: Unknown

*Our District is in the Red Zone -- a dangerous wildfire area. While we may choose to live here for our breathtaking views, we must remain diligent in protecting our communities from wildfire.
*Our volunteer and emergency service providers are critical in the protection of our homes and communities. They deserve our support in their quest to keep us safe.
*The US Forest Service predicts that every large, mature lodge-pole pine forest in Colorado and southern Wyoming will be dead within three to five years.
*As the infestation spreads and more trees die, it will affect tourism, water quality and the increased risk of catastrophic wildfire caused by dry, standing-dead trees