Fire Mitigation at Beaver Ranch

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/01/2017 - 10/31/2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location
Beaver Ranch Community Park

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Exact dates TBD. Please check back often, as volunteer dates are consistently being added.

If you’re interested in this project as a group or individual, please contact Rachel@CUSP.ws

 

Workday Description:

Beaver Ranch Community Park consists of 450 acres of natural wildland for the metro population to enjoy. We will be making burn piles at the park. This is a common practice for fire mitigation and is helping to prevent a catastrophic fire from spreading. Rehabilitating the burn piles will come after burning. Burn pile rehab consists of distributing the ash and debris, seeding the burn scars, and covering it with duff, or any native ground cover including pine needles, dead grass, etc.

Important Notes:

  • CUSP will provide hardhats, materials and necessary tools to complete project work
  • Due to variable weather conditions and safety for our volunteers all vehicles and drivers must remain onsite for the duration of the project
  • A portable restroom will be available on site
  • A safety review and work demonstration will precede the project work
  • Weather, which could create hazardous conditions, may cause the project to be canceled or rescheduled; staff will monitor weather and notify you of any changes, which will also be posted to this page

 

Requirements of Volunteers:

All volunteers must complete and submit prior to the project:

CUSP-2016-Release-Form (needed for each volunteer, please print double sided)

VOLUNTEER-LISTING-2016 (1) (one for your group, one for each project)

 

Please Bring:
A daypack to carry water and lunch
Refillable water bottle (We will have Igloo containers available for refills)
Any applicable medicines (including epi-pens, insulin and inhalers)
Sunscreen
Sunglasses or safety glasses
Long pants and long sleeved shirts are strongly recommended
Work gloves (we will have some if you do not)
Sturdy shoes with good tread; no sandals please

What to Expect:
This project will occur in an exposed mountain environment. Please be aware and prepared for potential hazards, including but not limited to: driving on mountainous roads with loose gravel and snow; exposure to sun, wind, lightning and rapidly changing weather conditions; working with sharpened tools in areas with unstable terrain and footing; working at significant elevation. Medications may have adverse effects in sun, heat, cold or altitude; please list medications and medical conditions on the CUSP release form so staff may be aware of potential concerns. Dress appropriately for cold weather, including proper footwear. Know your limitations and inform staff immediately if you become ill or injured. Be prepared to exit quickly in the event of an emergency or changing environmental conditions. Please drink plenty of water prior to and during the project to stay hydrated.

 

 

GPS systems and Internet map sites are often misleading in the mountains. Cell phone service will be inconsistent or unavailable.

The Coalition for the Upper South Platte

Post Office Box 726

Lake George, Colorado 80827

719.748.0033

www.cusp.ws

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