BLACK FOREST, Colo. – Restoration projects continue in Black Forest, nearly two years after the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history devastated the area.
The group “Black Forest Together” held a forest recovery symposium on Saturday. Community members learned how to restore burned areas and reduce wildfire risk in the neighborhood.
“We are really never out of a wildfire danger here in Black Forest,” Scott MacDonald said. He is the program director for recovery and restoration at Black Forest Together. “We’ve got a problem that’s grown over the centuries. We have a solution that’s going to actually take generations, but we need to start.”
The volunteers at Black Forest Together are dedicated to helping local fire survivors rebuild their lives and their community. Part of the rebuilding process involves learning how to protect the area from future fires.