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  • Phone 970-328-8746
    Fax 970-328-7185

    P.O. Box 179
    500 Broadway
    Eagle, Colorado 81631

Pine beetle mitigation work complete; free firewood available on Bellyache Ridge

Contact: Eric Lovgren, Wildfire Mitigation Manager, at 970-328-8742 or  

Eagle County, in partnership with the Bellyache Ridge Homeowners Association, Holy Cross Energy and the Colorado State Forest Service, recently completed approximately 30 acres of forest enhancement work on Bellyache Ridge. The project reduced the buildup of dead wood associated with the current pine beetle outbreak to protect homes and critical infrastructure in the area.

A large amount of free firewood will be available to the public beginning Friday (8/27/2010), no permit is required. Available wood is staged at the side of Bellyache Ridge Road in the county right-of-way and is for personal consumption only; the firewood is not to be resold. Also, citizens are asked not to obstruct traffic while loading the wood or trespass on private property to cut more. Contact Eric Lovgren at 970-328-8742 for directions to the firewood staging area.