Pine Gulch Fire recovery efforts kick off

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management has begun seeding for the Pine Gulch Fire burn scar. Hand crews and two single-engine air tankers worked on seeding an estimated 22,000 acres, on Tuesday.

While Bureau of Land Management officials say, most of the land should recover naturally, the seeding is geared towards areas with the highest burn intensity.

State lawmakers are looking to address future wildfires with a bill introduced in the state senate. If approved, Senate Bill 54 will allow for the transfer of funds for wildfire mitigation and response.

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