Colorado Still Seeking Solutions For Wildfire Risks

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Sun September 1, 2013

Colorado Still Seeking Solutions For Wildfire Risks

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"The fundamental problem is we're living in Colorado because we love nature," Andrew Dunham of Colorado College tells the Denver Post. "And nature burns." That love of nature contributes to a growing Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI), expected to reach 2.2 million acres by 2030. Now policies of fire suppression, drought, local controls and natural problems like pine beetles are contributing to increased fire dangers - and prompting a search for solutions.
Source: Denverpost
A governor's task force and a legislative committee have been exploring possible solutions to problems that continue to grow as more and more people move into Colorado's "red zones," the high fire-risk areas that more than one-fourth of the state's population calls home.