• First Event of the Season 2021
    Articles

    Saws and Slaws June News

    June Saws & Slaws News by Heather Hanson / Linda Martin  June? already? The weather is great for getting down to business with the defensible space around your home. Defensible space can suggest alternate paths for a fire to follow away from your house. Any action is worthwhile for the health of your space. Many studies observe that homes with effective defensible space are more likely to survive a wildfire. 60 feet of defensible space combined with a non-flammable roof, your chances can be as great as 86%. *(Surviving Wildfire, Linda Masterson) Homes surrounded by pine and conifer ideally require 100 feet. This is known as zone 2. In zone 1…

  • Chainsaw Maintenance

    Chainsaw Skills and Safety Class

    Learn how to effectively and safely use a chainsaw for forest health and property maintenance. This quality, hands-on training will give you the skills you need to effectively and safely use a chainsaw for forest health and property maintenance. Training will be presented in three parts: – Chainsaw Maintenance – cutting safely requires a well-running saw. – Chainsaw Safety & Personal Protective Equipment – including things to watch out for while cutting. – Tree Felling & Cutting Skills – classroom review followed by field exercises. Presented by: Eric Philips, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist, Rocky Mountain Resource Protection and Eric Folwell, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist, Rocky Mountain Resource Protection NWCG ENGB. The two-day…

  • May 8th Saws and Slaws Event

    Hey Folks, We need your help for our first Saws and Slaws event of the year. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, please wear a face mask and practice social distancing on site. Please fill out our Covid-19 questionnaire below, and if you answer yes to any questions, please stay home. Click on the button below to sign up for the event. The address is included in the signup below. Covid-19: https://forms.gle/u78bypu2apRLja2m6   Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b45a5aa2ba6fd0-may8th    

  • Mitigation

    Wildfire Forecast and Preparation in the Peak to Peak Region Webinar

    Watch the first webinar of our summer series! Learn more about drought and wildfire forecasts and wildfire preparations, local fuel models, and why home ignition zone and defensible space mitigation are essential to protect your home and neighborhood in the Peak-to-Peak Region. It is hosted by the Gilpin County CSU extension, Timberline Fire Protection District, Saws and Slaws, and the Boulder Watershed Collective. https://sawsandslaws.org/event/drought-and-wildfire-prep-in-the-peak-to-peak-region/ https://www.boulderwatershedcollective.com/

  • Drought and Wildfire Prep in the Peak to Peak Region

    Join the first webinar of our summer series! Learn more about drought and wildfire forecasts and wildfire preparations, local fuel models, and why home ignition zone and defensible space mitigation are essential to protect your home and neighborhood in the Peak-to-Peak Region. It is hosted by the Gilpin County CSU extension, Saws and Slaws, and the Boulder Watershed Collective. Below is the registration link to access!! Register in advance for this meeting: https://extension.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvcuurpzsrGNBzt4Z5D_exWxIJGlkPepfM

  • Cameron Peak & East Troublesome Fires: Long-term post-fire land management Laura Marshall, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship, CSU

    Interactive webinar series with a varied host of speakers that will outline various aspects of the 2020 wildfire season. About this Event NOTICE: Webinar link will be at the bottom of your confirmation e-mail. Link is the same for all webinars. Once registered you may use the same link to attend other webinars. If you have trouble registering, please e-mail Gloria.Edwards@Colostate.Edu . Record-breaking wildfires were just one of the remarkable things about 2020. What factors contributed to these catastrophic fires? In this interactive webinar series, we will be discussing several aspects of the 2020 wildfire season. This series will draw from a variety of experience from fire managers, fire policy…

  • Colorado Wildfires Webinar Series: Cameron Peak & East Troublesome Fires: Short-term post-fire land management Jennifer Kovecses, Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed

    Cameron Peak & East Troublesome Fires: Short-term post-fire land management Jennifer Kovecses, Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed Interactive webinar series with a varied host of speakers that will outline various aspects of the 2020 wildfire season. About this Event NOTICE: Webinar link will be at the bottom of your confirmation e-mail. Link is the same for all webinars. Once registered you may use the same link to attend other webinars. If you have trouble registering, please e-mail Gloria.Edwards@Colostate.Edu . Record-breaking wildfires were just one of the remarkable things about 2020. What factors contributed to these catastrophic fires? In this interactive webinar series, we will be discussing several aspects of…

  • Colorado Wildfires 2020 Webinar Series – Cameron Peak & East Troublesome Fires: Montane fire history Peter Brown, Director, Rocky Mountain Tree Ring Research, Inc.

    Interactive webinar series with a varied host of speakers that will outline various aspects of the 2020 wildfire season. by CSU, SRFSN, Forest Stewards Guild About this Event NOTICE: Webinar link will be at the bottom of your confirmation e-mail. Link is the same for all webinars. Once registered you may use the same link to attend other webinars. If you have trouble registering, please e-mail Gloria.Edwards@Colostate.Edu . Record-breaking wildfires were just one of the remarkable things about 2020. What factors contributed to these catastrophic fires? In this interactive webinar series, we will be discussing several aspects of the 2020 wildfire season. This series will draw from a variety of…

  • Colorado Wildfires 2020 Webinar Series – Cameron Peak & East Troublesome Fire: Sub-alpine ecology/historical perspective Jason Sibold, Assistant Professor of Geography, CSU

    Interactive webinar series with a varied host of speakers that will outline various aspects of the 2020 wildfire season. by CSU, SRFSN, Forest Stewards Guild About this Event NOTICE: Webinar link will be at the bottom of your confirmation e-mail. Link is the same for all webinars. Once registered you may use the same link to attend other webinars. If you have trouble registering, please e-mail Gloria.Edwards@Colostate.Edu . Record-breaking wildfires were just one of the remarkable things about 2020. What factors contributed to these catastrophic fires? In this interactive webinar series, we will be discussing several aspects of the 2020 wildfire season. This series will draw from a variety of…