Penny Long wrote:Thanks everyone for the encouragement and info. Fortunately, we are not dealing with recovering from fire at this point-we are trying to reduce the risk for the future. Most of the properties are not steep mountain land where the possible failure of structures due to flooding will be a considerable issue, but it will be a consideration for those in the high mountains. Most of the mitigation work is anticipated to be in foothill subdivisions with properties generally 35-40 acres or more in size. We are encouraging folks to start mitigation efforts close to homes (within 30-50 feet) for now, and will be seeking to expand outward and looking to do landscape-scale projects in the future. The local Forest Service folks are intrigued with this idea, and I will be doing some small scale hugelkultur building on my place for sure.
I'll keep you posted-and thanks again!