A 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation serving Colorado's
To reduce wildfire risk for as many Sugarloaf homes as possible by organizing local volunteers to create fuel breaks at strategically chosen sites in the neighborhoods that face the greatest wildfire threat.
Within Sugarloaf neighborhoods that have wildfire risk ratings of Very High or Extreme (per the Sugarloaf Community Wildfire Protection Plan -- CWPP) we strategically select potential project sites which, if sufficiently mitigated, would reduce wildfire risk to neighborhoods, subdivisions, or clusters of homes. We then contact the owner of each target parcel and offer to organize and significantly subsidize a fuel reduction event to be held on a Saturday or Sunday using the award-winning, camaraderie-building "Saws and Slaws" (chainsaws and coleslaws) mitigation model that involves four hours of tree felling, slash piling, and firewood stacking by Sugarloaf volunteers followed by a potluck picnic. Slash chipping and a small amount of technical tree work (if needed) are conducted by a contractor the following week.
Note: All dates and project locations are tentative, so be sure to check back here often, especially before heading out. We might also add events.
Event 1 - Saturday, June 3 - DONE!
Event 2 - Saturday, July 15 - DONE!
Event 3 - Sunday, August 27 - DONE!
Event 4 - Saturday, September 30 at 501 Coughlin Meadows Rd
Event 5 - Saturday, October - Date and Location TBD