Riparian zone restoration and machine pile burning

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Private Ranch, Southwest Colorado

In the late fall of 2017, the Module implemented 102 acres of riparian zone cottonwood restoration.  All encroaching conifers were cut, piled, and burned.  In addition to the riparian restoration, the Module also burned 80 large machine pules that were part of a fuels reduction project from spruce budworm damaged conifers.  Most of the material was extracted for recycled timber, and the rest was piled and burned.