Pole Hill Area

Pole Hill Area

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Total Cost:
Funding Sources:
Objectives and Outcomes:
365 Acres
$1,410,000

NRCS EQIP, Peaks To People, Northern Water, CSFS FRWRM

Wildfire Risk Mitigation, Wildlife Habitat Enhancement, Restored Forest Health, Improved Grazing, Community Protection, Water Infrastructure Protection

About this project:

Pole Hill was a unique project consisting of eight landowners all within one community. Due to the increased desire to live within the WUI (Wildland Urban Interface) this area is of particular concern. Problems can arise when landowners are not able to manage their land due to increased tree volume costs associated with treatment. Pole Hill had an over abundance of young (roughly 10 year old)  trees with extremely dense tree stands. We used Aerial Imagery to analyze the area and to formulate a specific treatment plan that has been of great benefit to the community. 

Benefits

  • Protection from future wildfire

  • Get closer to historical population densities

  • Increase aesthetics

  • Increased wildlife habitat for turkeys and ungulates

Before:
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After:
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