Wildfire Mitigation 2011-2012
To reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire on the land around the Mesa Lab and Fleischmann Building, a fire mitigation project is underway. After last year's fire season, a group of NCAR senior scientists expressed concern about the condition of the surrounding forest and grasslands to the President’s Council. Facilities Management & Sustainability (FMS) is now working with Anchor Point Group to develop an action plan based on best practices in ecosystem management and the latest research. Read more in Staff Notes.
Tree Marking, May 2011
Starting this week, Anchor Point will mark trees to be thinned as the first step toward fire risk mitigation. Some marked trees will only have lower limbs trimmed, other marked trees will be removed completely. Expect to see markings on trees around ML and FB. No trimming or removal of trees will occur before June.