U.S. Department of Interior

11:28am

Thu August 15, 2013
Wildfires

2013 Wildfire Season Proving To Be More Mild Than Wild

Originally published on Thu August 15, 2013 1:31 pm

Firefighters battle a wildfire earlier this month in Cabazon, Calif.
Jae C. Hong AP

With 15,000 firefighters deployed and three dozen major wildfires currently burning in five Western states, this would seem to be a wildfire season for the record books. And in one tragic aspect, it is. But by most measures, 2013 is the second-mildest fire season in the past decade ... so far.

Here's the season to date, by the numbers (provided by the National Interagency Fire Center) and with some historic statistics for comparison.

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3:01pm

Fri July 19, 2013
Wildfires

Obama Cabinet Members Highlight Wildfire Risks To Western Water Supply

U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and U.S. Department of Agriculture Chief Tom Vilsack sign a memorandum of understanding in front of Horsetooth Reservoir in Fort Collins.
Grace Hood KUNC

1:56pm

Wed July 17, 2013
Environment

Vilsack, Jewell To Highlight Wildfire Risks To Water Supply In Fort Collins

Smoke from the Galena Fire hovers over Horsetooth Reservior. Friday's announcement will be made at Horsetooth and highlight partnerships that can reduce the risk of wildfires to Colorado's water supply.
Grace Hood KUNC

8:41am

Thu April 25, 2013
Science

Over Grand County Drones Are Bird Watching, Not People Watching

The Raven A drone is assembled on site and launched by hand
Grace Hood KUNC

The U.S. Geological Survey is turning the unblinking eye in the sky of drones to a more benign purpose. Instead of watching the battlefield, they’re bird watching.

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5:25pm

Wed February 6, 2013
Politics

VIDEO: President Obama Nominates Sally Jewell To The Interior

Sally Jewell speaking after being nominated by President Obama. The departing Ken Salazar is on the right of the frame
White House YouTube.com

Flanked by Ken Salazar, who announced on January 16 that he was leaving the Department of the Interior to return to Colorado, the President nominated REI executive Sally Jewell to fill the opening.

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