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Pueblo Community College offers free forestry wildfire mitigation program

Durango Parks and Recreation and Durango Fire Protection District executing prescription burns for wildfire mitigation in open spaces around the city, in December. (Courtesy of the City of Durango)
Registration will open March 11; space limited

Pueblo Community College Southwest will offer two no-cost certificate programs in forestry, wildfire mitigation and natural resources starting this year. Registration will open March 11. The courses are open to anyone high school age or older. There is a limit of 20 students for each program.

Wildland Fire Academy, a one-week course, will be held the first week of June in Pagosa Springs. The Forestry and Wildland Fire Certificate Program will be offered beginning in August.

The programs are made possible by a Forestry and Wildfire Mitigation Workforce Development grant that PCC Southwest recently received from the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

For more information about the programs contact Perry Pepper, Regional Director of academic services, at Perry.Pepper@pueblocc.edu or (970) 564-6205, or Heather Houk, Agriculture Program Coordinator, at Heather.Houk@pueblocc.edu or (970) 564-6230.