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Posts tagged: Colorado State Forest Service

Colorado Communities Benefit from Protection of Living Snow Fences

Living Snow Fences help protect roadways in El Paso County from drifting snow during Colorado’s harsh winters.

Living Snow Fences help protect roadways in El Paso County from drifting snow during Colorado’s harsh winters.

Living snow fences, installed with the help of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), can be a life saver for residents of El Paso and Elbert counties during Colorado’s often blustery winters. Read more »

Colorado Students Celebrate the International Year of Forests by Planting Trees

Students from Rockrimmon Elementry School dance with Forest Supervisor during Kids4Trees event on Pike National Forest

Students from Rockrimmon Elementry School dance with Forest Supervisor during Kids4Trees event on Pike National Forest

Cross posted from the Let’s Move! blog:

More than 1,200 students, teachers and Scouts recently planted 4,500 trees at the Monument Fire Center on the Pike National Forest in Celebration of the International Year of Forests and as part of an ongoing restoration project in the area. The event brought elementary school students from Rockrimmon and Discovery Canyon Campus schools in Colorado Springs, Colo., to learn about forests, the role of fire in the ecosystem and how forests protect water. Another 1,500 trees were planted by Boy and Girl Scouts from the area. Read more »