Beetle Kill Building Material

August, 2010 Roundtable Review

Timber 2 Homes Project
 
Stephen S. Smith, principal owner and chief visionary for Evergreen Land Company, described the Timber 2 Homes project, an established limited partnership designed to recycle beetle kill lodgepole into building materials for affordably-priced homes on a 700 acre parcel in the Leadville area of Lake County. Financing for the project would come primarily from immigrant investors interested in obtaining residency through the EB-5 visa program. For details, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
BeetleFest 2010
 
Jaime Harmon, Frisco’s special events and marketing coordinator, lead a conversation about BeetleFest 2010, the town’s third annual festival designed to showcase lumberjack skills and products made from beetle kill/blue stain pine. Those interested in displaying or selling such items should contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 970-668-5276, extension 3074.  A refundable deposit of $50.00 is required of each vendor. The Saturday, September 11th event will benefit the Friends of The Dillon Ranger District.
 
Beetle Kill/Blue Stain Pine Wood Products Catalog
 
The task force is working to develop a comprehensive catalog of companies that process and sell products made from beetle kill wood sourced in Colorado. The catalog would be distributed to architects, builders, engineers, interior designers and other professionals, and will be available online as well as in hard copy format. Point of contact: Howard Hallman at 970-389-0987 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
Stewardship Project Update
 
Cary Green reported on the status of local forest health stewardship projects.
Keystone (1038 acres) underway
Iron Springs Salvage (138 acres) complete
WRNF WUI (9 parcels) soliciting bids
WRNF hazard tree removal (806 acres) pre-bid meeting August 26
For project requirements, log on to www.fbo.gov or contact Cary at 970-390-3234
 
National Forest Insect and Disease Emergency Act
 
Doug Young, policy advisor to Sen. Mark Udall, described changes to the bill, S. 2798, which now includes baseline provisions for stewardship contracting, including reauthorization of the good neighbor policy in more detail. Described as “more permissive than prescriptive.” Reported by the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably to the full Senate.  S. 2798: National Forest Insect and Disease Emergency Act of 2009 (GovTrack.us)
Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for details.