In response to the Bark Beetle crisis in the early 2000s, NWCCOG stood up a regional group called the Colorado Bark Beetle Cooperative which provided a powerful voice advocating for this issue at a State and Federal level. That work led to Community Wildfire Protection Plans for which the CBBC secured funding or fire mitigation. The CBBC spun off into a number of groups which continue the work at a community level, mostly in Summit County now. Click here to read former NWCCOG Executive Director, Gary Severson’s comments and a success story published by the USFS on those efforts.

Date posted: June 29, 2022 | Author: