U.S. Forest Service plans to remove trees at three Colorado ski resorts

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 13, 2010 11:05 am

The U.S. Forest Serivce has announced a plan that would remove 10,000 acres of trees killed by the bark-beetle epidemic.  The plan would be take 5-10 years, and the trees would be removed from three Colorado ski resorts: Keystone, <a href="http://www.theskichannel.com/ski-resort/usa/co/Vail-Ski-Resort” title=”Vail” alt=”Vail” target=”Self”>Vail, and Beaver Creek.  The Forest Service says that removing the trees would reduce the danger of wildfires.  There will be public hearings regarding the proposal on April 21 at the ranger offices in Silverthorne and on April 22 at the ranger offices in Minturn.