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Contact: Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363
Hazard tree removal, fuels reduction, and material piling will begin along road corridors on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park and on the north side of Deer Mountain as early as September 6 and continue through fall of 2011 until completed. Road corridor hazard tree removal will occur along upper Bear Lake Road from Glacier Basin Campground to Bear Lake Trailhead and along Highway 34 from West Horseshoe Park to Many Parks Curve. Goals of these projects are to mitigate potential hazard trees and help reduce the accumulation of fuel. Tree felling operations will not be conducted on weekends or holidays.
Please anticipate delays along roads of up to 15 minutes during contract work periods. Material will be piled for future burning during the winter of 2012 or 2013. A similar road corridor hazard tree removal project was completed along Trail Ridge Road on the west side of the park earlier this summer. For more information on this scheduled project and other forest health issues in the park, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/romo/naturescience/forest_health.htm