Navajo Ranch Fire Mitigation

Here are some very useful links provided Paul Branson, our Hoerfano County Wildfire Protection Representative. Please take a look at them.

https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Wildfire/Firewise-USA

https://disastersafety.org/wildfire/defensible-space/

https://youtu.be/JV7a1ejOqEc

https://disastersafety.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Wildfire-Retrofit-Guide-Rocky-Mountain_IBHS.pdf


Upcoming Volunteer Event

Paul Branson, (county wildfire protection representative) has acquired funds from the AIM Grant (Action, Implementation & Mitigation) to remove and trim trees that have encroached onto our road easements.  You may remember that Paul spoke to us about wildfire mitigation during our last HOA meeting, at the invitation of our President, Deborah Clements, and the board.  Paul has contracted the use of a mulcher to assist in mitigation of our easements.  Pinion, Juniper, and Scrub Oak have crowded our utility poles, created blind spots on curves, and made some intersections very hazardous.

We need volunteers to help trim and remove trees encroaching on Navajo Ranch Resorts road easements.  Can you help us?  If you have a chainsaw, please plan to bring it.  If you do not have a chainsaw, you can help by removing slash by hand and stacking it for the mulcher.  We plan to start at 8:30 AM on Thursday, November 14, and Tuesday the 19th, weather permitting.  We will meet at the Water Board.

Volunteers operating chainsaws need to wear chainsaw chaps, gloves, and other personal protective equipment.  Swamper’s (individuals removing and stacking slash) only need gloves, protective eyewear, and outer clothing.  Personal safety is paramount, and the county requires that individuals serving as a Swamper must maintain a minimum distance of ten feet from Sawyers.

To volunteer, please call me at 719-695-4143 or send me an email at Don.Pino@NavajoRanch-Walsenburgco.org.  I appreciate your help with this important community project!

Don Pino Chairman, Wildfire Protection Committee