Nathan Heffel interviews Randy Hickenbottom of the US Forest Service, and Mary Mitsos of the National Forest Foundation about the Hayman Restoration Project.
Colorado largest wildfire touched off ten years ago Friday. When it was finally contained – the Hayman fire southwest of Denver had scarred 138,000 acres. A unique restoration partnership between the US Forest Service and the National Forest Foundation continues to restore critical watersheds struggling to recover a decade later.
Severe drought hitting much of Colorado’s mountains is prompting many local officials to consider implementing fire bans; a move that follows similar restrictions already in place along the tinder dry Front Range.