The Perins Peak project was a mechanical habitat improvement effort on 306 acres, located on Perins Peak State Wildlife Area (SWA). Perins Peak SWA encompasses 7,725 acre and is situated on the western edge of Durango. The project focused on removing dense, overgrown vegetation, while leaving a diversity of ponderosa pine and shrub sizes and ages for the benefit of big game and other wildlife.

Treatments occurred in the northern portions of the Dry Fork unit located between UFSF, BLM and Durango City administered lands. The completed treatments have the potential to reduce fire severity within Perins Peak SWA, providing residential community fire control benefits to surrounding subdivisions to the north in the Junction Creek drainages and east to Durango.