Monday, April 18, 2005


I had no idea, yet this fuelbreak is quite close to our home — basically just over Gaskill Peak. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the Carveacre area, this little community is just east of Loveland Resevoir and just northeast of Gaskill Peak (which forms the eastern wall of Lawson Valley).

The Forest Service's description:

Using mechanical treatments and prescribed fire, the Forest Service is creating a defensible zone on National Forest System lands around the community. On private lands, the Carveacre FSC is reducing the fire hazard by mastication, hand clearing and chipping. The Carveacre FSC has also prepared a detailed community protection plan that includes evacuation routes, safety zones and emergency notification phone trees. The Carveacre FSC has been awarded community protection grants over the last two years.

The Carveacre community defense zone is a key project linking the Japatul and Horsethief Fuelbreaks. These fuelbreaks provide a strategic line of defense for the communities of Carveacre, Lawson Valley, Alpine and Japatul Valley.

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