U.S. Forest Service


Sun September 16, 2012
Colorado Wildfires

Forest Service to Start Aerial Mulching in High Park Burn Zone

The High Park Burn zone covers more than 87,000 acres. Aerial Mulching will take place in some of most heavily scorched areas.
Grace Hood KUNC


Tue September 11, 2012

Report: Colorado Ranks High For Homes at Risk for Wildfire Damage

The Waldo Canyon Fire destroyed 346 homes in Colorado Springs in June.
Kirk Siegler

A new report[.pdf] by a California-based housing and real estate data firm puts Colorado second only to California in a ranking of the number of homes at a “very high” risk of being damaged or destroyed by wildfires.

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Tue September 4, 2012
Parks & Rec

Road to Top of Mt. Evans Closing For the Season

Jim Hill KUNC

Although winter still seems a long way off in Colorado, the top portion of the highway up Mount Evans is closing for the season at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday.

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Thu August 23, 2012
Megafires: The New Normal In The Southwest

How The Smokey Bear Effect Led To Raging Wildfires

Originally published on Fri August 24, 2012 5:50 pm

Adams (left) talks with Swetnam in their laboratory, nestled under the football stadium.
David Gilkey NPR

First of a five-part series

The history of fire in the American Southwest is buried in a catacomb of rooms under the bleachers of the football stadium at the University of Arizona.

Here rules professor Thomas Swetnam, tree ring expert. You want to read a tree ring? You go to Tom. He's a big, burly guy with a beard and a true love for trees.

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Wed August 15, 2012

Colorado's Poor Forest Health May Fuel Additional Wildfires

Colorado has 22.6 million acres of forest, a third of which has 'considerable health issues.'
halseike Flickr - Creative Commons

A Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee held a field hearing in Colorado Springs Wednesday. The hearing, chaired by Colorado Senator Mark Udall, highlighted forest health issues that remain following this summer’s deadly wildfires.

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