FireWise taking reservations for fuels-reduction workshop

FireWise of Southwest Colorado is putting on a Wildland Fire Fuels Mitigation Workshop on Oct. 20. The day will be packed with introductions to techniques and tools for selecting and removing unhealthy trees and brush so thick a rabbit wouldn't go. The workshop includes ways to get rid of the slash and reduce long-term maintenance.

There will be field instruction in central Montezuma County, demonstrations with mechanized equipment, and opportunities for hands-on practice with nontechnical tools to improve your ability to reduce the threat of wildland fire and choose the appropriate techniques for the job. The workshop will be $20 and $10 for FireWise Neighborhood Ambassadors. The workshop is planned for Sunday, Oct. 20. For more information or to reserve your spot, call Becca at 564-4007.