U.S. Forest Service

6:18am

Fri June 8, 2012
Wildfires

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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7:28pm

Tue June 5, 2012
Wildfires

Air Tanker Crashes Stretch US Forest Service Fleet

Minden Air SP-2H Neptune airtanker at Fox Field, Lancaster, CA. 55 was one of the tankers involved in a crash on Sunday, landing on 2 of 3 landing gear.
Alan K. Radecki Wikimedia Commons

As the Stuart Hole fire in Northern Colorado continues to burn, and a nearly 200,000 acre fire rages in New Mexico, The US Forest Service and its fleet of air tankers have been seeing a lot of action.

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5:26pm

Wed May 30, 2012
Wildfires

Hewlett Fire 'Burn Zone' Recovery Will Take 3-5 Years

Cropped photo of the Hewlett Fire from the incident website.
Courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service

The Burned Area Emergency Response team of the US Forest Service has completed its assessment of the Hewlett fire burn zone and released their finding.

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1:06pm

Fri May 4, 2012
Environment

Heads Up, Hikers: Winds Continue to Topple Trees

courtesy of Sulphur Ranger District Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest

Falling trees have been an issue in Colorado forests since the mountain pine beetle epidemic hit. But now forest officials are concerned because it’s not only beetle-killed trees coming down.

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6:00am

Thu May 3, 2012
Environment

Colorado Roadless Rule Gets Mixed Reaction

Agriculture Sec. Tom Vilsack talks with Governor Hickenlooper before Wednesday's announcement.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

A plan to manage some of Colorado’s most prized national forest lands is being billed as a national model for how states and the federal government can work together even amid the rancorous political climate.

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