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Repairing the scars of fire

Volunteers install log erosion barriers Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Flying W Ranch as fire mitigation continues after the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire.

Sawyer Miles Selby wait to begin his day Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Flying W Ranch.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Sawyer Miles Selby wait to begin his day Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Flying W Ranch. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A dead tree from the 2012 Waldo Canyon fire shows signs of spliting Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Flying W Ranch that was destroyed during the fire.  The third year after a fire is typically when the dead trees or "widow makers" begin to fall in the forest. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A dead tree from the 2012 Waldo Canyon fire shows signs of spliting Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Flying W Ranch that was destroyed during the fire. The third year after a fire is typically when the dead trees or "widow makers" begin to fall in the forest. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Volunteers hike through the remains of the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire where they installed log erosion barriers Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Flying W Ranch.  Visit flyingwranchfoundation.org to volunteer with the fire restoration efforts at the Colorado Springs landmark.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Volunteers hike through the remains of the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire where they installed log erosion barriers Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Flying W Ranch. Visit flyingwranchfoundation.org to volunteer with the fire restoration efforts at the Colorado Springs landmark. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Volunteers hike through the remains of the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire where they installed log erosion barriers Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Flying W Ranch.  Visit flyingwranchfoundation.org to volunteer with the fire restoration efforts at the Colorado Springs landmark.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Volunteers hike through the remains of the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire where they installed log erosion barriers Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Flying W Ranch. Visit flyingwranchfoundation.org to volunteer with the fire restoration efforts at the Colorado Springs landmark. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Brian Picklesimer, second from the right, with the help of volunteers Karan Randall, left, Mike Scott and Justin Smith install log erosion barriers Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Flying W Ranch that was destroyed during the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire.  Visit flyingwranchfoundation.org to volunteer with the fire restoration efforts at the Colorado Springs landmark.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Brian Picklesimer, second from the right, with the help of volunteers Karan Randall, left, Mike Scott and Justin Smith install log erosion barriers Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Flying W Ranch that was destroyed during the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire. Visit flyingwranchfoundation.org to volunteer with the fire restoration efforts at the Colorado Springs landmark. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Matt Decker helps install log erosion barriers Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Flying W Ranch that was destroyed during the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire.  Visit flyingwranchfoundation.org to volunteer with the fire restoration efforts at the Colorado Springs landmark.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Matt Decker helps install log erosion barriers Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Flying W Ranch that was destroyed during the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire. Visit flyingwranchfoundation.org to volunteer with the fire restoration efforts at the Colorado Springs landmark. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Cat Egitto, right, and other volunteers help install log erosion barriers Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Flying W Ranch that was destroyed during the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire.  Visit flyingwranchfoundation.org to volunteer with the fire restoration efforts at the Colorado Springs landmark.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Cat Egitto, right, and other volunteers help install log erosion barriers Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Flying W Ranch that was destroyed during the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire. Visit flyingwranchfoundation.org to volunteer with the fire restoration efforts at the Colorado Springs landmark. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Volunteers hike through the remains of the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire where they installed log erosion barriers Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Flying W Ranch.  Visit flyingwranchfoundation.org to volunteer with the fire restoration efforts at the Colorado Springs landmark.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Volunteers hike through the remains of the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire where they installed log erosion barriers Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Flying W Ranch. Visit flyingwranchfoundation.org to volunteer with the fire restoration efforts at the Colorado Springs landmark. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Justin Smith, left, and Karan Randall install log erosion barriers Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Flying W Ranch that was destroyed during the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire.  Visit flyingwranchfoundation.org to volunteer with the fire restoration efforts at the Colorado Springs landmark.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Justin Smith, left, and Karan Randall install log erosion barriers Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Flying W Ranch that was destroyed during the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire. Visit flyingwranchfoundation.org to volunteer with the fire restoration efforts at the Colorado Springs landmark. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Mike Scott helps install log erosion barriers Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Flying W Ranch that was destroyed during the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire.  Visit flyingwranchfoundation.org to volunteer with the fire restoration efforts at the Colorado Springs landmark.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Mike Scott helps install log erosion barriers Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Flying W Ranch that was destroyed during the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire. Visit flyingwranchfoundation.org to volunteer with the fire restoration efforts at the Colorado Springs landmark. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Brian Picklesimer, center, a natural resource techincian at the Flying W Ranch, with volunteers Justin Smith, left, and Mike Scott help install a log erosion barrier Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Flying W Ranch that was destroyed during the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire.  Visit flyingwranchfoundation.org to volunteer with the fire restoration efforts at the Colorado Springs landmark.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Brian Picklesimer, center, a natural resource techincian at the Flying W Ranch, with volunteers Justin Smith, left, and Mike Scott help install a log erosion barrier Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Flying W Ranch that was destroyed during the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire. Visit flyingwranchfoundation.org to volunteer with the fire restoration efforts at the Colorado Springs landmark. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Volunteers Karan Randall, left, Justin Smith and Mike Scott build log erosion barriers Friday, March 27, 2015, in the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire area at the Flying W Ranch.  Visit flyingwranchfoundation.org to volunteer with the fire restoration efforts at the Colorado Springs landmark.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Volunteers Karan Randall, left, Justin Smith and Mike Scott build log erosion barriers Friday, March 27, 2015, in the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire area at the Flying W Ranch. Visit flyingwranchfoundation.org to volunteer with the fire restoration efforts at the Colorado Springs landmark. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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