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NRCS in Colorado Fire Rehabilitation Assistance

NRCS in Colorado Fire Rehabilitation Assistance

Collage of NRCS employees in forest

All Colorado private landowners impacted by Colorado’s fire season now asking, “What About My Land,” NRCS may be able to provide you with some assistance.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides private landowners relief from imminent hazard to life and property causes by a natural disasters (e.g., fire, hurricane, floods, windstorms, blizzards, etc.) through the installation of conservation measures that will promote the grass growth in areas to stabilize soil and slow runoff as well as help lessen the impacts of water flow, debris runoff and erosion from rain/flood events on lands downstream and down slope from certain burned areas.

NRCS Support includes providing technical assistance through its Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) Program as well as helping coordinate resources through its Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program for measures such as:

Concrete Barrier Wall Fact Sheet
Contour Sandbags Fact Sheet
Contour Wattles Fact Sheet
Dike Fact Sheet
Diversion Fact Sheet
Erosion Control Mats Fact Sheet
Grade Stabilizers Fact Sheet
Hand Raking Fact Sheet
Hillside Home Drainage Fact Sheet
Hydromulching Fact Sheet
Log Erosion Barrier Fact Sheet
Mechanical Scarification Fact Sheet
Rock Check Fact Sheet
Rock Outlet Protection Fact Sheet
Sandbag Barrier Fact Sheet
Sediment Basin Fact Sheet
Seeding Fact Sheet
Straw Bale Check Dam Fact Sheet
Straw Bale Dike Fact Sheet
Wire Fabric Gabion Fact Sheet

More detailed information:


Hewlett Fire
High Park Fire
Waldo Canyon Fire
Weber Fire


West Fork Complex Fire
Black Forest Fire


Other Wildfire Rehabilitation Assistance and Information

EWP Questions and Answers
Waldo Canyon Fire (BAER) UPDATE: July 17, 2012
Colorado Geological Survey Post Fire Mudslide Brochure
City of Greeley
CSFS Post-Fire Rehabilitation
CSFS Wildfire Information
El Paso County
Larimer County
USDA Farm Service Agency
USFS Incident Information System (InciWeb)