Forest restoration plan proposed for Vail area

By Edward Stoner

WEST VAIL — As wildfire season begins, a new project that aims to improve forest health is set to go through an environmental review.As part of the Vail Intermountain project, 316 acres between the Vail Mountain boundary and Dowd Junction would receive hazardous fuels and forest health treatments. Due to the pine beetle outbreak, there are a large number of dead lodgepole pine trees. Eric Lovgren, Eagle County’s wildfire mitigation manager estimates that in the Vail Intermountain area 50 percent of lodgepole pine trees are dead because of the pine beetle outbreak.REMOVING DEAD TREESThe dead trees, as well as trees …

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