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."
Partners and Groups

Front Range Fuels Treatment Partnership
Contact:  Dave Hessel,
The Front Range Fuels Treatment Partnership is a dynamic alliance of federal, state, and local governments; land management agencies; private landowners; conservation organizations; and other stateholders who are committed to reducing wildland fire risks through sustained fuels treatment.  

Colorado Bark Beetle Cooperative
Contact:  Abigail Cobb,
The Colorado Bark Beetle Cooperative (CBBC) is a place-based collaborative to address the environmental, social and economic impacts of bark Beetles on high altitude forests.  The steering committee is comprised of federal, state, and local government representatives and representatives of utility and water providers, wood products industry, conservation and public interest groups.  

Northern Front Range Mountain Pine Beetle Working Group
Contact:  Therese Glowacki,
The Northern Front Range Mountain Pine Beetle Working Group consists of local government agencies coordinating efforts in the midst of the mountain pine beetle (MPB) epidemic moving to Colorado's Front Range.  The organization is working closely with the Front Range Roundtable to utilize the most current information available.  One of the primary purposes of the working group is to provide a centralized source for mountain pine beetle-related information to the public.  

Front Range Watershed Wildfire Protection Working Group
Contact:  Hal Gibbs,
An oversight group, the Front Range Watershed Wildfire Protection Working Group, is composed of members from 21 participating organization and works cooperatively with the Front Range Fuels Treatment Partnership Roundtable.  The FRWWP Working Group has focused its efforts on developing a strategic action plan for Front Range watersheds that includes the following major actions: 
1. Improving watershed data for GIS analysis and creating a model for conducting watershed assessments that identify and prioritize 6th-level watersheds for potential treatment.
2. Developing guidelines for Critical Community Watershed Wildfire Protection Plans to promote prompt and effective forest treatments that reduce wildfire hazards in critical source watersheds.
3. Developing a strategy for public education that will help build broad support and promote investments in actions that fortify forests against severe wildfires in source watersheds.  

Proposed Colorado Association of Forest CollaborativesAgreement for Collaboration (pdf, 183k), relatedForest Health Advisory Council meeting minutes from Nov. 11, 2011 (pdf 381k), Directory of Forest Health Advisory Collaboratives (pdf 1.3M).


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