If you are to blame a specific group for the 416 fire, the fault would likely fall on the shoulders of Smoky the Bear. With over 60 years of fire suppression, we have led our forests to be much less healthy
Fire is an important aspect of the growth of a forest. Preventing fires leads to overly dense forests, that are less healthy and more likely to burn
The 416 fire may be responsible for your allergies this year, your respiratory issues, your more expensive coffee, the lush environment we see today and the sale of many houses and businesses in Durango.
As we watch the re-birth of the forest, you will also see growth within the community. This re-birth presents opportunities in many different ways
With growth comes responsibility, as people buy up Durango, we encourage you not to attempt to profit off of Durango and rather empower Durango.
Some will be unaware of the impact they have, they will try to profit off of the community and create what they tried to get away from. Many will oversee the fact that the natural resources, welcoming attitude and trails that led them to love Durango are worth protecting and not funneling thousands of people to
If you bought several properties in Durango and want to be innovative, rent out your properties to locals for far less then the going rate and fund your ventures elsewhere.
Respect goes far further then you will expect