Forest Management

CRR has been following a Forest Management Plan developed in conjunction with the State Forest Service since 2010 to mitigate damage from wildfires, and to prevent insect infestation.  To date more than 200 acres of trees have been thinned in the Common Area, and over 100 acres of meadow have been managed to prevent tree incursion.  In addition, almost half of CRR property owners have thinned trees on their lots.  CRR has been awarded Family Forest Certification from the American Tree Farm System, and Stewardship Forest Certification from the USDA Forest Service.  In 2018 CRR was recognized as a Firewise Community by the National Fire Protection Association, one of only eight communities to be so recognized in South Dakota.