Date: June 12, 2013, 9:12:41 AM MDT
Subject: Tunnel Hill Work resumes
Work on the Tunnel Hill Fuels Project near Winter Park is resuming today, June 12, 2013. Funded in large part by Denver Water to protect its infrastructure and watersheds, this project is creating a critical fire break between the Town of Winter Park, Winter Park Resort and the Arapaho National Forest. The project involves hand cutting and piling lodgepole pine along thickly-forested, steep slopes. The piles will be cured and then burned when conditions allow. Nearly half of the 400-acre project was completed last year and the remaining work will be completed in the coming months. Some tree cutting will be completed on Ice Hill Trail and Lower Cherokee Trail. This work will be the contractor’s highest priority in the coming days, and these trails will be intermittently closed as a result. Please avoid this area until work is complete. Read more about this project.
Meanwhile, hazard tree work continues on lower Meadow Creek Road near Tabernash. Expect 30 minute delays when traveling in either direction.
K. “Reid” Armstrong
Community Based Public Affairs Specialist
Sulphur Ranger District
Arapaho Roosevelt National ForestsPawnee National Grassland