Summer Forestry Project
|Application or Registration Deadline:||07/12/2019|
|Project Date:||Sat, July 13, 2019 9:00 am - 1:00 pm|
|Opportunity Type:||One-Time Volunteer Opportunity|
|Department:||Parks & Open Space|
|Category:||Open Space, Environment, and Gardening|
Walker Ranch Meyers Homestead
Walker Ranch Open Space supports a mosaic of plant life including grassy meadows, dense shrubs, and ponderosa pine forests. Prior to settlement of the West, these forests were very open and maintained by frequent low intensity surface fires. With settlement came fire suppression, grazing and landscape fragmentation—all contributing factors in changing the structure and function of this ecosystem. In order to restore these ecosystems, Parks & Open Space implements thinning projects that emulate pre-settlement forest structure by creating a clumpy, uneven-aged forest structure interspersed with openings that more closely resembles conditions that existed prior to interruption of the historic fire regime. As the project gets underway there will be a large amount of slash (limbs from trees) generated from thinning operations. This buildup of material on the forest floor needs to be managed in such a way that we minimize the risk of fire potential. This is where we come in! Our job will be to organize slash into piles that can be easily and safely burned during the winter. This is a crucial piece in the restoration process and your help is greatly appreciated.
**This project may not be used for court ordered community service.
**Persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
Registration is required through Discover Boulder County, Parks & Open Space’s volunteer and event registration system. If you’re new to the system, you’ll need to create an account. But it’s easy and we only use your contact information to communicate about events you register for. We will never sell or give your information to a third party.