Hayman Fire


Fri June 22, 2012

In Denver, Hayman Fire Symposium Brings Comparisons, Draws Lessons to High Park Fire

The High Park Fire near Fort Collins, Colo.
Photo by Kirk Siegler/KUNC

Lessons learned from Colorado’s largest wildfire in recorded history might help restoration efforts in the forests and watersheds affected by the current High Park Fire west of Fort Collins. 

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Tue June 12, 2012

Size Matters: Ranking the High Park Fire

Snorkle Helicopter fighting the High Park Fire.
Dave Dennis KUNC

2002 was Colorado’s most destructive wildfire season. But 2012 is starting to set records of its own.

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Fri June 8, 2012

Out of the Ashes of Hayman, A Unique Partnership Develops

Photo from June 29, 2002 from the Hayman fire, burned down to soil.
Rick Jacob Land Wikimedia Commons
  • 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.

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