The Mile High Youth Corps is thinning out a 26.5-acre area of dense forest in Green Mountain Falls, in an effort to mitigate wildfires in one of the highest risk areas in the state.

Mile High Youth Corps is a Colorado branch of the national AmeriCorps organization, localized in Colorado to carry out climate conservation projects like the one in Green Mountain Falls.

“They’re right up against the forest,” said Youth Corps member Phillip Ponce. “So thinning the forest helps make it so if, or when a fire does come through here, it’s much more easy to fight that fire.”

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