New forest project 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 Ski Area boundary and Dowd Junction would receive hazardous fuels and forest health treatments. The environmental analysis will be conducted by the U.S. Forest Service and will use the Healthy Forests Restoration Act. “The Healthy Forests Restoration act is a federal law proposed to enhance efforts to protect watersheds and address threats to forest health, including catastrophic wildfire,” said Eagle/Holy Cross District Ranger David Neely.Due …

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