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Estes Valley Land Trust Summer Breakfast Sunday, June 15

Land-Trust-BreakfastEstes Valley Land Trust (EVLT) begins its Summer Breakfast Series Saturday, June 15, at 8:00 a.m. Upper Beaver Meadows, Rocky Mountain National Park with a panel of experts discussing a current and important topic: Management and Impact of Wildfire. The public is invited to attend.

Joining EVLT on Saturday, June 15th at 8:00 a.m. will be four key professionals who were directly involved in the containment and suppression of recent fires in the Estes Valley and who continue in positions of authority for delivering wildfire management in and around the Estes Valley.

The panel of experts will offer knowledgeable perspective from a variety of areas. From the national park will be RMNP Fire Management Chief Mike Lewelling. Representing the Forest Service will be Roosevelt National Forest Fire Management Officer Dave Hamrick. Sergeant Kevin Johnston, Larimer County Emergency Services Coordinator, will represent the county and disaster services. Fire Chief Scott Dorman from EVFPD will represent our municipal services. Each of the experts will talk for 5-8 minutes, followed by audience questions. The experienced moderator will be Estes Valley Land Trust Director Craig Axtell, bringing his 34-year career with the National Park Service and his expertise in Forestry and Natural Resources Management into the mix of information and questions.

This outdoor breakfast event will take place appropriately in Rocky Mountain National Park at the Upper Beaver Meadows picnic area. For those of you who have visited this beautiful area, you know already that parking will be limited.

The few parking spaces at the Upper Beaver Meadows site will be reserved for equipment transportation, speakers and the catering services. A free shuttle bus will provide transportation for attendees from the conveniently located Beaver Meadows Visitor Center parking lot to and from the breakfast location. The shuttle will begin running from the Visitor Center at 7:15 a.m., continuing to provide rides when the event is over and all have been returned to their cars.

The shuttle will provide comfortable, easy access to this beautiful location in the park, minimizing any congestion and/or parking issues. In addition, there will be more time to visit with other conservation-minded people during the short ride. Your lawn chair, hat, jacket, sunscreen and water will all be accommodated on board!

The public and EVLT members are invited to attend this educational event. The cost of breakfast (payable at the event by cash or check) is $15 per person and includes a full breakfast provided by Catering for All Occasions.

Advance reservations are required and can be made by calling the EVLT office at 970-577-6837 (you can leave a message), or by sending an email to evlt@evlandtrust.org. Please provide the first and last name for each reservation so name tags can be prepared. Your reservation will be confirmed. Make your reservation no later than June 10th by 5:00 p.m.

This is a unique opportunity to learn more about fire management from the experts who have been involved and who still provide their expertise to help protect our area. Enjoy a delicious breakfast with other people who care about preserving the beauty of our area, and join us for what promises to be a fascinating discussion.

 

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