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Public meeting for Taylor Park

The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests’ Gunnison Ranger District is holding a public meeting to get input from communities on the Taylor Park Vegetation Management Project.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, June 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Town Hall in Tin Cup.

The proposed project aims to increase the forest’s ability to respond to multiple stressors affecting its health, including insect infestations, drought and disease, while promoting public safety through reduction of fuel loading in the Wildland-Urban Interface. The secondary purpose of these treatments is to stimulate the regional economy through the sustainable harvesting of forest products.

The proposed project includes approximately:

–2,811 acres of Fuel Treatments

–3,609 acres of Dwarf Mistletoe Edge Strip Cuts or Clearcut

–734 acres of Overstory Removal

–714 acres of Shelterwood Seed Cut

–741 acres of Group Selection in Spruce

–6,363 acres of Precommercial Thinning

–193 acres of Prescriptions To Be Determined, Mixed-species

Additional information is presented on the project webpage:

Gunnison District ranger Matthew McCombs will be the authorized officer for any future decisions that may be issued from the environmental assessment.

With additional questions, please contact John Slown, project environmental coordinator, at 406-239-3749; email

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