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U.S. Forest Service seeking public comment of Waldo Canyon erosion control projects

Published: July 19, 2013, 12:22 pm, by Ryan Handy

The U.S. Forest has opened up a 30-day long public comment period on its Waldo Fire Area Sediment Control project, which will be constructing sediment basins, log erosion barriers and bolstering culverts throughout the Waldo Canyon fire burn scar.

The project will span 2,000 acres, and aims to prevent mudslides and debris flow down the mountain–such as the community of Manitou Springs has seen over the past two weeks.

All comments or questions about the project can be sent be letters, emails or messages. Please send comments to:

Mike Picard, Project NEPA Coordinator

San Isabel National Forest

5575 Cleora Road, Salida, CO


Phone: 719-530-3959

Fax: 719-539-3593

Email: mpicard@fs.fed.us, please reference “Waldo Fire Area Sediment Control Comments” in the subject line.