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Waldo Canyon Area Post-Wildfire Assessment & Restoration

On June 23, 2012, the Waldo Canyon Fire ignited west of Colorado Springs in the Pike National Forest. The fire burned 18,247 acres of public and private lands within the foothills and mountains of the Rampart Range in El Paso County and within the City of Colorado Springs. Following the devastation, communities near the burn scar faced post-fire flooding, water quality degradation, damage to vital transportation and water infrastructure, and ecological impacts. Matrix has collaborated on many post-fire planning and decision support efforts, along with extensive recovery and restoration projects. This suite of planning and implementation projects gives our Team extensive, practical expertise, lessons learned, and best practices in readiness and post-fire recovery protocols, communication and collaboration, decision support tools, and in the design and implementation of restoration projects that stabilize hillslopes and slow erosion to protect lives, homes, infrastructure, and watersheds.