Forest Health Roundtable, Tuesday, May 1st 2012

Protecting Critical Watersheds from Wildland Fire ,featuring representatives from county government, local fire districts, local water districts, the US Forest Service and other stakeholders

12:00 noon to 1:30 pm at the Backcountry Brewery in Frisco

  • Full menu service available for those having lunch (on your own)
  • RSVP to Sandy Briggs at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 970-389-0987
  • See agenda posted below

Forest Health Task Force

Focus on Community Response to Watershed Protection

  • Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2012
  • Location: Backcountry Brewery, Frisco
  • Time: Noon – 1:30 PM



12:00 Introductions – Sandy Briggs (name & organization only)

12:10 Introduction to the topic - Brad Piehl

How can we protect ourselves against catastrophic wildfire? How do we make collaboration work? Where is the nexus between community values and forest values? How can local economics help? How do we invest our local communities in the health of out forest lands? We need to connect our communities with our forests and the values they provide the community, including clean water, recreation, tourism, real estate values, wildlife, and forest products.

  • 12:15 Brief summary from local leaders (Summit County, FDRD, US Forest Service, others)
  • 12:30 Group discussion
  • 1:15 Where do we go from here? – Howard Hallman
  • 1: 20 Announcements – Sandy Briggs
  • 1:30 Summary and Next Meeting Preview – Howard Hallman

Lunch is available for purchase from the Backcountry Brewery menu

Distribution of this Colorado Forest Health News Bulletin is made possible by the generous support of The Greenlands Reserve.