Front Range Roundtable

The Front Range Roundtable was formed to "serve as a focal point for diverse stakeholder input into efforts to reduce wildland fire risks and improve forest health through sustained fuels treatment along the Colorado Front Range."
2013 - 2015 Front Range Roundtable Goals

  • Fundraise at least $50,000 for Roundtable operations.
  • Plan and execute quarterly Roundtable meetings and agendas.
  • Respond to letter of support requests as needed.
Community Protection Working Team:
  • The Community Protection Team will serve as a communication, networking, and information exchange among professionals working on community wildfire protection, wildfire mitigation, and private landowner education. 
  • Increase stakeholder involvement in the Community Protection Team and devote one of the four larger Roundtable meetings each year to community protection issues. 
Landscape Restoration Team (formerly the Science & Monitoring Team):.
  • Serve as the Front Range Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration (CFLR) Project multi-party monitoring group. This includes collecting and evaluating data.
  • Develop an adaptive management process and recommendations.
  • Revise the June 2011 CLFR monitoring plan (through addendums until funding identified for a re-write) 

Wildlife Working Team

The Wildlife Working Team was formed in 2012 as a subgroup of the Landscape Restoration Team. They are charged with:
  • By Spring 2014, recommend a wildlife monitoring plan for the CFLRP by prioritizing an abridged list of species to monitor, hypothesizing expected post-treatment population trends for each target species, and proposing data collection and monitoring methods for each target species, with budgets.

Biomass Utilization and Slash Sites Team

  • Share information about biomass utilization developments across the Front Range (via monthly calls)

40 Year Treatment Plan

  • Goal still to be defined (starting with review of USFS long terms treatment plans at May 31 meeting; then possibly refine priority acres, based on feasibility [slope, access], other consideration of other forest types, such as mixed conifer)
Prescribed Fire Initiative:
  • Goal still to be defined (starting with checking in with prescribed fire council)
Policy Initiative:
  • Goal still to be defined (Community Protection team will brainstorm ideas)

Implementation Initiatives:
  • Work with a community to develop a project plan and attract funding for a turn-key project in  a priority landscapes

  • Update the Front Range 10-County map of completed treatments

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