This Saturday marks the first statewide Wildfire Preparedness Day of Service. As KRCC’s Eliza Densmore reports, one of the more regional projects involves fuel mitigation in Black Forest.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Volunteers are expected to remove small pine saplings along Shoup Road using hand tools and small chainsaws. Owner of the Black Forest News Judy von Ahlefeldt is organizing the event.

“It needs to be the private forested landowner that takes the action, especially along the roads, where we have way too much fuel up close to the roads, and it would be a serious problem if there were a fire for both access for firefighters that’s safe and the evacuation routes for people to get out.”

The Black Forest Fire Department is also expected to have an open house all day. They’re among the many towns and cities across the state scheduled to participate in the Wildfire Preparedness Day. Other projects include filling sandbags at the Ute Pass Elementary School in Chipita Park.

 

Comments are closed.

News

AP
February 10, 2016 | NPR · Ted Cruz doesn’t like the law that requires the use of ethanol in gasoline. So what would happen if it was abolished? The surprising answer: not much, probably.
 

Bloomberg/Getty Images
February 10, 2016 | NPR · Twitter has struggled to attract new users. Its latest effort at rejuvenation is a new kind of timeline that predicts which older posts you might not want to miss and displays them on top.
 

AP
February 10, 2016 | NPR · Fabius presided over December’s landmark climate agreement and helped to negotiate the nuclear deal with Iran.
 

Arts & Life

February 10, 2016 | NPR · Packed with music references and enough science to keep its time travel premise plausible, Every Anxious Wave “rings with a uniqueness that transcends the tropes of time travel and indie romance.”
 

HBO
February 10, 2016 | FA · The brothers’ latest project, Togetherness, is about four people in their late 30s who live in Los Angeles. Mark Duplass describes it as a “deeply personal television show.”
 

Courtesy of Théâtre du Châtelet
February 10, 2016 | NPR · French audiences have flocked to Paris productions of American musicals like Kiss Me, Kate, which closes this week. France’s versions of some of these plays are also being exported back to the U.S.
 

Music

The Current
February 10, 2016 | KCMP · Watch the Minnesota synth-pop group perform “Wedding” live in a Twin Cities studio.
 

Courtesy of the artist
February 10, 2016 | NPR · The great Eurodisco architect unites with Afrobeat’s bedrock drummer to effortlessly funk you up.
 

Beyoncé via YouTube
February 10, 2016 | NPR · Beyoncé’s latest song is for the black Southern woman, says National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, who’s from Mississippi. It’s a message she needed to hear.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab