Wildfires

12:38pm

Mon January 27, 2014
Wildfires

Aggressive Proposals Aside, Colorado Legislature Still Looks To Address Wildfires

The Black Forest Fire as seen on June 12, 2013 from nearby homes. The wildfire became the most destructive in the state's history, surpassing 2012's Waldo Canyon Fire.
State Farm Flickr - Creative Commons

Helping prevent and fight wildfires is one of the top priorities for Colorado lawmakers in both parties this session, but so far they’re only proposing minor policy changes.

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3:09pm

Fri December 20, 2013
Wildfires

Lack of Support Prevents Colorado Owned Air Tanker Fleet From Taking Flight

A U.S. Forest Service Air Tanker
Rennett Stowe/Creative Commons

11:02am

Fri November 8, 2013
Wildfires

Satellite Photos Show How Far Coloradans Have Moved Into Wildfire Zones

A 2013 photo of the Pike National Forest showing residents moving into the wild-land urban interface.
Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, Caption by Adam Voiland NASA Earth Observatory

10:16am

Fri November 1, 2013
Politics

Committee Wraps Work On Colorado Wildfire Recommendations

Soldiers from the Colorado National Guard's 1157th Engineer Firefighter Company smother hot spots around Black Forest residential areas in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 14, 2013.
U.S. National Guard photo Sgt. Richard McMullen/RELEASED

A state committee tasked with studying wildfire issues recently finished its work with several recommendations. Among them, a tax credit to encourage people to mitigate fire risks and a proposal to give individual counties more authority to cut down hazardous trees.

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3:53pm

Tue October 29, 2013
Environment

CSU Launches Center For WUI Wildfire Risk Management

Fires in High Park in Poudre Canyon about 15 miles from Ft. Collins, Colo.
Sgt. Jess Geffre Official Army National Guard photo

Colorado wildfires are becoming increasingly costly and destructive. Since 2002, wildfires have destroyed roughly 2,000 structures according to federal fire data. In response to this growing risk, Colorado State University is launching a new center focused on creating wildfire management solutions “for the next generation.”

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