Forest Health Workshop Offered to Community

San Isabel Land Protection Trust is offering a forest health workshop on Thursday, February 18, covering topics such as local forest history, pests and diseases, and more. The workshop will be located at Second Street Café in Westcliffe and is hosted by San Isabel Land Protection Trust in partnership with Colorado State Forest Service, United States Forest Service, Colorado State University Extension and the Custer County Conservation District.


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Admission is free. Lunch is provided and will be served at 12:15 p.m. Presentations will be from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. RSVP’s are required.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from forestry experts covering topics such as local forest history, pests and diseases, wildland fire mitigation, and forest management practices. A presentation will also be made from a Fremont County landowner who spearheaded the largest collaborative forest restoration project in the region.

Space is limited to 40 attendees. RSVP’s are required by Friday, February 12. For more info or to attend, please contact San Isabel Land Protection Trust at 719 783 3018 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Second Street Cafe is located at 103 S 2nd St, Westcliffe.

Kristie Nackord

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  • "The Hood Family placed a conservation easement on our ranch because it gave us a chance to preserve the land as undeveloped property while allowing the operation of the ranch to continue to make ranching decisions as we have always done. It also provided funding to establish retirement funds and an investment portfolio, providing long-term income."

    – Keith Hood, fifth-generation rancher