By Geraldine Macomber
Special to The SUN
Echo Canyon Ranch (ECR) homeowners celebrated their third annual FireWise Community Workday recently, with a group of residents rallying to cut back some of the oak brush along ECR Lane that was mitigated a few years ago. This year’s rains may reduce the threat of wildfire, but the understory has grown like crazy.
ECR was the first subdivision in Archuleta County to have its Community Wildfire Protection Plan approved in 2013 and became a member of FireWise Communities USA in 2014, thanks to help from FireWise of Southwest Colorado, the Colorado State Forest Service, the San Juan National Forest Service and the local fire department.