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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 logoThe American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), or Recovery Act, was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009. The primary goals of the Recovery Act are to create and retain jobs, and revitalize the economy in the United States.

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Rocky Mountain Youth Corpsmembers worked at the Colorado State Forest.

Reports

Final Reports

CSFS ARRA Grants Final Summary - November 2011 (8.2 MB PDF)

ARRA Grants 2010 Fiscal Year Recap Report (948 KB PDF)

Quarterly Reports

April-June 2011 (275 KB PDF)

January-March 2011 (252 KB PDF)

October-December 2010 (620 KB PDF)

July-September 2010 - Revised (582 KB PDF)

April-June 2010 (592 KB PDF)

January-March 2010 (530 KB PDF)

October-December 2009 (376 KB PDF)

Projects

Success Stories

Coalition for the Upper South Platte (566 KB PDF)

Boulder County (367 KB PDF)

Denver Mountain Parks (391 KB PDF)

Anchor Point Group (661 KB PDF)

Colorado Division of Wildlife (now Colorado Parks and Wildlife) (303 KB PDF)

El Paso County (596 KB PDF)

Coalition for the Upper South Platte (489 KB PDF)

City of Steamboat Springs (699 KB PDF)

Anchor Point Group (607 KB PDF)

Colorado Youth Corps Association (626 KB PDF)

Perins Peak State Wildlife Area (899 KB PDF)

Town of Winter Park (994 KB PDF)

Perry Park Metropolitan District (912 KB PDF)

ForestWise (formerly M S Forest, LLC) (646 KB PDF)

Rocky Mountain Timber Products (525 KB PDF)

Announcements

Nov.2009 - Projects Selected to Receive Funding

Oct. 2009 - List of Proposals Submitted to CSFS

2009 Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) Development Project (121 KB PDF)

CWPP Implementation Project (114 KB PDF)

High Priority Forest Restoration & Fuels Mitigation Project (154 KB PDF)

Forest Industry Retention & Assistance Project (89 KB PDF)

News Articles

Benefits from Perry Park's Resolution Continue to Multiply
(Tri-Lakes Tribune 01/28/11)
Resolutions are popular at the beginning of a year, but a resolution can be made any time and can benefit more than one person. In 2000, property owners in Perry Park Ranch, a subdivision west of Larkspur, resolved to improve community protection.

Recovery & Reinvestment Act Grant Impacts: Colorado State Forest Service Releases Report
(Golden Highlander Jan. 2011)
Colorado State Forest Service American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants positively impacted the lives of 341 Coloradans in 2010, according to a recent report.

Perry Park, Colo. – Good Slash Disposal Makes Firewise Sense (p. 4)
& ARRA Grant Fulfills Dream of Veteran Firefighter (p. 9)

(Firewise Communities® "The How-To Newsletter" Winter 2010)
"We, as a community, recognized we had a problem," says Keith Worley, a forester, arborist and land development consultant who serves as co-chair of the Firewise community in Perry Park, CO. (p. 4)

Moises Barrera, a 10-year veteran of the Larkspur (Colorado) Fire Department, had dreamed of having a fuels mitigation crew for nearly as long as he’s been with the department. (p. 9)

Mile High Youth Corps Winds Up Work at Colorado State Parks
(Outdoor Wire 11/05/10)
The spotter shouted "Falling!" as the sawyer hit the wedge one last time and a dead Douglas fir fell to the ground. The tree cutting was part of a Mile High Youth Corps (MHYC) project to remove hazardous trees from Staunton State Park. The MHYC work at Staunton, located west of Conifer, will help prepare the park for opening to the public in the next few years.

Additional Money Funds Wildfire Mitigation in 4 Counties
(Denver Post 10/21/10)
Eight professional wood-cutting contractors and four government crews are clearing trees and other vegetation in an extensive wildfire mitigation effort in four counties funded by $1.7 million from the Colorado State Forest Service.

Perins Peak Wildlife Area Gets a Trim
(Durango Herald 09/28/10)
Fourteen hundred acres in the Perins Peak Wildlife Area choked by scrub oak are being thinned to make the area less vulnerable to wildfire and more able to sustain wildlife.

Garage Project Continues Company's Legacy of Forest-to-Finished Utilization
(Sustainable Woods.com 09/03/10)
Gould, Colo. - A custom-built garage is the most recent project completed by Focused on the Forest, LLC that utilizes locally harvested logs and locally produced lumber.

Southwest Conservation Corps Helps Lone Mesa State Park
(The Outdoor Wire 08/16/10)
Dolores, Colo. - A Sustainable Forestry Team (SFT) has been hard at work cutting roadside vegetation in Lone Mesa State Park to give firefighters greater access to the park in the event of a wildfire.

Crews Cut Trees at Sylvan Lake State Park Near Eagle
(Vail Daily 08/16/10)
The Western Colorado Conservation Corps recently completed a fuels mitigation project at Sylvan Lake State Park to help make the park safer for visitors.

Stimulus Money Aids Local Businesses
(Jackson County Star 08/05/10)
The Colorado Youth Corps Association, using taxpayer funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, has put young adults to work in several Colorado State Parks this summer on multiple forest health projects. Focused on the Forest, LLC, of Gould, received a grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in November of 2009.

ARRA Grant Fulfills Firefighter’s Dream
(Tri Lakes Tribune 07/02/10)
Moises Barrera, a 10-year veteran of the Larkspur Fire Department, dreamed of having a fuel mitigation crew for nearly as long as he’s been with the department.

Stimulus Funds Helping Local Communities
(Pikes Peak Courier View 04/24/10)
The Coalition for the Upper South Platte is helping area communities reduce their wildfire risk with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Foresters Land Stimulus Funding
(Boulder County Business Report 02/19/10)
The Anchor Point Group LLC, a fire-management consultant firm named for the center at which fire suppression activities begin, received $1.7 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Community Briefs - Coalition Wins $1.18 Million for Upper South Platte
(Pikes Peak Courier View 02/05/10)
The Coalition for the Upper South Platte, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the Upper South Platte Watershed, was awarded a $1.18 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant by the Colorado State Forest Service.

Winter Park Takes Next Step in Coping with Beetle Kill
(Sky-Hi Daily News, 01/29/10)
The Colorado State Forest Service and U.S. Forest Service have awarded the Town of Winter Park a $160,000 grant to remove hazard trees located in the Union Pacific Railroad right of way that bisects the town.

County's Stimulus Funds Top $160M in 2009
(Fort Collins Coloradoan 12/27/09)
CSU has received nearly $30 million in funding under the program, and "associated" 24.64 full-time equivalent positions with that money. A third of the money received by CSU went to the Colorado State Forest Service, which is using $10.7 million to help create and retain forestry-related jobs.

Commissioners Congratulate Perry Park Metro District for $700,000 Fire Mitigation Project Grant
(Denver YourHub.com 12/18/09)
The Douglas County Commissioners offer congratulations to the Perry Park Metro District which recently received a two-year, $700,000 America Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant from the Colorado State Forest Service that will be used to continue the district's hazardous fuels reduction work and promote healthy vegetation within Perry Park Ranch.

Beetle-Kill Projects Boosted by Grants
(Boulder Weekly 12/02/09)
Depleted forests in seven Colorado State Parks will benefit from a $647,400 grant provided by the Colorado State Forest Service through funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The money will allow the Colorado Youth Corps Association (CYCA) to deploy crews for beetle-kill forest restoration projects.

Logging Set for Areas Hit by Pine Beetle Infestation
(Steamboat Today 11/29/09)
The City of Steamboat Springs has received a $1 million grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Colorado State Forest Service for removal of trees that present a wildfire risk in the Steamboat area.

Stimulus Funds to Help Clear Beetle-Kill Trees from State Parks
(KUSA NBC 9 Denver 11/26/09)
Seven Colorado state parks will use $647,400 in federal stimulus money to treat and remove trees affected by bark beetles. The parks are in Dolores, Eagle, El Paso, Gilpin, Jackson, Jefferson, Park and Routt counties.

News Releases

08-08-11 Mile High Youth Corps Crew Works at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

04-19-11 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Grant Improves Emergency Evacuation Routes

12-08-10 CSFS Releases Report on ARRA Grant Impacts

08-12-10 Fuels Reduction Project Work Moves to Perins Peak

07-21-10 Winter Park Cuts ‘Ribbon of Dead Trees’

07-12-10 Rocky Mountain Youth Corps Cleans up MPB-Infested Trees at Pearl Lake State Park

06-28-10 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Fulfills Dream of Veteran Firefighter

05-18-10 Boulder County Initiates Countywide Community Wildfire Protection Plan

11-02-09 CSFS Announces Recipients of Economic Stimulus Funds

08-31-09 Colorado State Forest Service Receives $10.7 Million in Stimulus Funds

 

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