Wildfire and Wildlife
Dear Bachelor Gulch Property Owner,
The Bachelor Gulch Village Association and Bachelor Gulch Metropolitan District are working in conjunction with Public Safety and Beaver Creek Mountain Operations to continue support of a healthy forest in the areas surrounding the community. Supporting healthy forest growth is part of our wildfire mitigation efforts. Similar efforts are also underway in Beaver Creek and Arrowhead.
In conjunction with these efforts, we would like to encourage all Bachelor Gulch residents to obtain a free Wildfire Assessment. In certain instances for extensive work, a compliance deposit and/or other provisions of the Construction Activity and Compliance Deposit Regulation may be required.
Residents wishing to remove trees on their property without a Wildfire Assessment still will be required to submit a complete application and fee to the Design Review Administration.
Public Safety has identified the following local resources to perform the Wildfire Hazard Assessment for an individual’s personal property. All resident’s and Homeowner’s Associations are strongly encouraged to take the necessary steps to mitigate potential existing fire hazards on their property.
We would like to remind everyone that Bachelor Gulch does have a policy restricting open fires. The policy states: “No outdoor wood-burning fire pits are allowed within Bachelor Gulch Village, with the exception of the Village Core. No open fires shall be lighted or permitted on any Property except in the contained barbecue unit while attended and in use for cooking purposes or within a safe and well-designed gas burning device, which may include a well-designed gas fire pit approved by the Design Review Board”
Thank you for your assistance with keeping Bachelor Gulch safe. Have a wonderful Summer.
The Bachelor Gulch Metropolitan District hires Old Growth Tree Service (OGTS) as the community arborist, and to assist in our Healthy Forest/Wildfire Mitigation efforts. OGTS is very familiar with the prescriptions identified to promote the Healthy Forest within your property boundaries. For more information please call 970-401-0274
Bachelor Gulch has now been awarded a Firewise Community designation by the Colorado State Forester. Click on the attached links below for information on becoming a firewise home and firewise community.