Bridging the divide after the West Fork Fire


By Aaron Kimple
Special to The SUN

Where were you when the West Fork Fire was burning?

Mountain Studies Institute, Rio Grande Watershed Emergency Action Coordination Team (RWEACT-Win), San Juan Headwaters Forest Health Partnership, Southwest Firewise, Southern Rockies Fire Science Network, and the Rio Grande and San Juan national forests are offering communities affected by the West Fork Fire an opportunity to discuss the history of the fire, current conditions and what the future may bring. Join us on June 19 and 20 for free food and conversation at Wolf Creek Ski Area.

Take the opportunity to talk with community members, land managers and scientists about the impacts of the fire, the current state of the burn area and communities, and what can be projected about the future.

The West Fork Fire burned up and over the Continental Divide. We are bringing together communities, land managers and scientists from both sides of the fire to discuss the fire and its impacts.

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