A plan to reduce water run-off and erosion in the Waldo Canyon burn area is ready to begin. A California-based company was awarded a contract to drop mulch from helicopters onto the scarred territory.
The Burned Area Emergency Response team selected Bradco Environmental for the job. They will use four helicopters to drop ag straw and shredded wood over 3,038 acres of national forest system lands.
The straw is from Colorado and the woodshred is being created on-site from trees that pose hazards along roads in the fire area.
“This treatment should reduce the immediate response following a storm to give people time to safely get to higher ground in areas that could be impacted by increased water and sediment flows," said hydrologist Mary Moore.
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