GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. – The National Forest Foundation (NFF) announced that the public can donate to the White River National Forest Restoration Fund to support critical restoration work on the forest including areas recently burned by the Grizzly Creek Fire. NFF is the agency’s congressionally designated partner that can solicit funds on behalf of the Forest Service.
The Grizzly Creek Fire, which began on August 10, 2020 and has since grown to over 30,000 acres, has changed the landscape of the White River National Forest and severely impacted parts of one of Colorado’s beloved natural sites, Glenwood Canyon. A geologic wonder of the American West, the canyon is a vital transportation corridor and provides essential economic, cultural, recreational and scenic values to millions of users.
Restoration of the canyon and adjacent areas impacted by the fire is critical to local communities who steward these lands, as well as the small businesses and industries that rely on tourism, recreation and healthy landscapes.
Donated funds will be available to the White River National Forest and its partners to implement a variety of projects to help restore the landscape as well as repair important infrastructure for public access. The White River National Forest expects restoration work to begin in 2021 after the fire is out and restoration needs are identified.
More information can be found on the White River National Forest Restoration Fund webpage at: https://support.nationalforests.org/campaign/grizzly-creek-fire/c296831