The Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant (WRRG) Program, which started in 2011, has just entered into a newer phase that will fund $5.2 million in efforts to reduce the risk of wildfire in places where developed land meets woodlands (or WUI-Wildland Urban Interface). Anytime a project involves protecting the lands we love, it seems to cost much more than any resulting value from it can possibly offset. Thanks to grants such as this, projects that may have never happened move forward every day. Choosing to spearhead these projects promotes watershed protection, forest health, wildlife habitat, fire safety, local employment and our local county economies.
In an effort to educate potential grant applicants, Laser Technology, Inc., is hosting a workshop at their headquarters in Centennial, Colorado on Monday February 24, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. This upcoming laser technology workshop will consist of a detailed discussion about the available federal funds and offer helpful tips about how to leverage local partnerships and what resources are available. Tim Reader, Utilization & Marketing Forester with the Colorado State Forest Service, will be attending the event to share his insights about state and federal grants.
LTI's laser-based measurement and mapping technology has been used by the US Forest Service since its first day of inception in the early nineties. It was called the Criterion and it was the very first handheld reflectorless total station that measured distances directly to trees and integrated a tilt sensor for height measurements. Adding an electronic compass gave the laser the ability to integrate with GPS for remote positioning. The workshop portion of the event will include a complete hands-on demonstration with a variety of the most advanced measurement equipment and software solutions available in the world.
LTI Grants Workshop for Wildfire Risk Reduction
Interested parties can RSVP by February 20, 2014, by contacting Mike Phippen by email or by calling 1.877.696.2584. Applications for the WRRG program will be accepted through March 13, 2014.
For more detailed information about the WRRG grant and explicit requirements visit the Department of Natural Resources Website.
To learn more about LTI equipment now, see laser measurement products in Forestry.