|11-15-2011, 03:26 PM||#1|
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Longmont, CO
Boulder - Forest Service closing some roads because of tree hazards
Forest Service closing some roads because of tree hazards
Posted: 11/15/2011 01:48:29 PM MST
BOULDER — Citing safety considerations about potential hazards from downed
trees, the U.S. Forest Service's Boulder Ranger District office announced
Tuesday that several forest system roads have been or are being closed.
Those roads, according to Forest Service spokeswoman Elsha Kirby,
include: Caribou 505; Beaver Bog Road; Bunce School Road; Middle St.
Vrain Road; Coney Flats Road and Rainbow Lakes Road.
The Boulder and Clear Creek ranger districts reported that after recent
high winds, many trees have been found to be blocking recreation areas
within those Forest Service districts' boundaries, some of which may have
also downed power and phone lines. Crews are out in the field assessing
damages and will be working to clear as many trees as possible on Forest
Kirby said, though, that because of seasonal layoffs, field crews
currently are minimally staffed. Clearing wind-fallen trees from roads
and trails will be subject to prorities based on safety, each area's
level of use, and the availability of personnel.
Forest Service officials are advising people planning to visit local
forested lands to be aware of the potential for continued high winds and
falling trees this week and to plan their activities accordingly.
Officials encouraged people to stay safe by keeping informed about
possible inclement weather, telling others where you're going, and
establishing check-in and check-out times with someone you trust.
|11-15-2011, 04:17 PM||#2|
Joined: Oct 2008
What ADV Riders have chain saws? This seems like a great way to give back. Seems like clearing forest roads of fallen trees is not much different than clearing the trails we ride.
I dont have a chain saw, but have spent plenty of hours using one. Trail work day this weekend any one?
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