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Forest Service Fire Mitigation Work In Miners Creek Area

Possible 30 Minute Trail Closure Due to Fire Mitigation Work

Visitors to the Miner’s Creek area near Frisco, which include the popular Bill’s Ranch, Peaks, and Masontown trails, should be aware that this summer they may encounter Forest Service staff working to create defensible space and fuel breaks to protect against potential forest fires. Temporary trail closures of up to 30 minutes should be expected when Forest Service staff are taking down trees close to the Bill’s Ranch, Peaks, and Masontown trails.

Summit County Stronger Future Funds

The projects, funded in part by Summit County Strong Future funds, are part of the Good Neighbor Authority program between the Colorado State Forest Service and U.S. Forest Service, which facilitates important fuels and forest projects across jurisdictional boundaries. Passed by Summit County voters in November 2018, the Strong Future Fund provides about $1 million per year for wildfire mitigation programs and strategies, including fuel breaks around neighborhoods, hazardous fuels reduction, wildfire prevention patrols, public education on fire restrictions, cistern installation, road upgrades for firefighting equipment access, and other strategies.

Wildfire Mitigation Work Schedule

Work on all of these projects is expected throughout the summer and may occur Monday through Friday, from 7:00am to 7:00pm.

More Information

For more information, please contact the White River National Forest – Dillon Ranger District at 970-468-5400.