U.S. Forest Service http://www.kunc.org en Dad Of Fallen Arizona Hotshot Hopes To Make Better Fire Shelters http://www.kunc.org/post/dad-fallen-arizona-hotshot-hopes-make-better-fire-shelters Firefighter Travis Turbyfill was killed one year ago by a wildfire after he and fellow members of the elite Granite Mountain Hotshots deployed to a fire shelter in an Arizona box canyon. A fierce wind blew the Yarnell Hill Fire over the crew, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/09/28/227177905/report-on-arizona-hotshots-deaths-finds-a-communications-gap">killing 19</a>.<p>Travis' father, David, doesn't want his son to have died in vain, and he's trying to help the U.S. Forest Service improve those shelters to withstand direct flames. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:38:00 +0000 58389 at http://www.kunc.org Dad Of Fallen Arizona Hotshot Hopes To Make Better Fire Shelters In Eastern National Forests, Split Estate Means Less Control http://www.kunc.org/post/eastern-national-forests-split-estate-means-less-control <p>This week, I'm traveling with a group of journalists through parts of Pennsylvania and Ohio -- a region called the Marcellus Shale -- to learn about shale gas and hydraulic fracturing.</p><p>Early on in the trip, as driving rain pounded the roof of a conference room at the headquarters of Allegheny National Forest, we started learning about the concept of split estate.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 58230 at http://www.kunc.org In Eastern National Forests, Split Estate Means Less Control PHOTOS: Bigger Than Expected Damage Near Red Feather Lakes http://www.kunc.org/post/photos-bigger-expected-damage-near-red-feather-lakes <p>Damage from a severe thunderstorm May 23 near Red Feather Lakes is much more extensive than the previous estimate of just 200 trees down.</p><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 21:37:32 +0000 Jackie Fortier 57107 at http://www.kunc.org PHOTOS: Bigger Than Expected Damage Near Red Feather Lakes USFS Advances Forest Thinning Due To Beetles, Disease http://www.kunc.org/post/usfs-advances-forest-thinning-due-beetles-disease <p>The U.S. Forest Service is accelerating mitigation work on nearly 10 million acres of national forest lands in Colorado that are at higher risk of wildfires due to beetle infestation and disease.</p><p> Mon, 26 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jackie Fortier 56953 at http://www.kunc.org USFS Advances Forest Thinning Due To Beetles, Disease Expecting A Normal Wildfire Season, Hickenlooper Signs Wildfire Legislation http://www.kunc.org/post/expecting-normal-wildfire-season-hickenlooper-signs-wildfire-legislation <p>As snow fell in Colorado Monday, Governor John Hickenlooper spoke about the state's 2014 wildfire outlook and signed three wildfire focused bills into law. While Northern Colorado has seen ample moisture, the Division of Fire Prevention and Control said the state should still expect to see an average to normal fire season.</p><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 22:20:52 +0000 Nathan Heffel 56446 at http://www.kunc.org Expecting A Normal Wildfire Season, Hickenlooper Signs Wildfire Legislation