May 26, 2022

Aerial Mulching to Occur on Federal Lands

Northern Water is working with Grand County, the USFS and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to implement approximately 8,000 acres of high priority aerial mulching on federal lands within the East Troublesome Fire burn area to reduce the potential of hillslope erosion in watersheds at risk. 

Mulching will occur mainly in the Drowsy Water Creek and Willow Creek watersheds, with a portion occurring in the North Fork of the Colorado River Watershed and a small area near Lake Granby. Mulching is anticipated to begin in mid-June and will last for approximately five weeks. Mulching activities may be extended if additional funding is available. 

We anticipate temporary closures on the USFS and BLM lands during aerial mulching operations and are working with the USFS and BLM to determine locations and dates. Information will be posted on this website as it becomes available.