Sunday, September 14, 2008

Restoration at Coolbroth (Hell's Gate) Fire

From Forest Fire at Hell's Gate,

"The chainsaw work that took place recently on the Coolbroth site was in
response to the erosion issue and debris slide that closed the Coolbroth
road, following the storms in August. Trees were fallen, in contour with
the slope, in an effort to stabilize the hillside and avoid any further
slides that would impact the road. While the road will require some
further maintenance, it's been determined that the hillside has been
stabilized and should withstand any further storms. The treatment was
targeted in just those areas that were thought to be a threat to the road.
The remaining area will remain untreated, in order for the natural
ecological post fire processes to take place."

Kent W. Smith
Acting District Fire Management Officer

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