Forest Health Partnership begins a new year, projects planned

Staff Writer

The San Juan Headwaters Forest Health Partnership (SJHFHP) group met last Friday, Jan. 17, to discuss projects in 2014 and budget matters.

Group members dedicated a great deal of time to an ongoing watershed assessment project funded mainly by the Southwest Water Conservation District (SWCD). Due to setbacks associated with the government shutdown last year, the SWCD has agreed to continue supporting the assessment into 2014 — SWCD funding for SJHFHP efforts totals $10,160. These funds are used in wildfire protection planning efforts and for assessing and prioritizing threats to area watersheds and water resources associated with forest health and wildfire.

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This story was posted on January 23, 2014.