Colorado to clear beetle-kill trees from state parks
DENVER, Colorado – Seven Colorado state parks will use $647,400 in federal stimulus money to treat and remove trees affected by bark beetles.
Nearly 80 seasonal and full-time workers from the Colorado Youth Corps Association will work on the projects the next 17 months. The crews will remove dead and dying trees.
The projects are in Golden Gate Canyon, State Forest, Steamboat Lake, Cheyenne Mountain and Sylvan Lake state parks. Work is also planned in Staunton State Park, which is under development and not open to the public yet, and Lone Mesa State Park, open on a limited basis.
The parks are in Dolores, Eagle, El Paso, Gilpin, Jackson, Jefferson, Park and Routt counties.