Grant money available for fire mitigation work

By Bill Trimarco
Special to The SUN

FireWise of Southwest Colorado has grant money available for Archuleta County residents for reducing hazardous fuels to reduce wildfire risk on private property.

The grant is a 50/50 cost-share program; however, the match from the homeowner can be either hard cash or volunteer labor. Grant money can be used to hire a mitigation contractor for hand thinning or mastication (using a brush hog or similar apparatus) work.

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This story was posted on April 2, 2015.