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FRISCO — Last year's drop in wildfire activity in Colorado and the West shouldn't lull anyone into thinking that danger has passed. It's only...
The preferred plan to manage 4.2 million acres of roadless forests in Colorado will allow for more flexibility than the national rule. That additional flexibility will allow local communities to protect themselves from wildfires, ski areas to expand and coal mining companies to construct venting for methane in the North Fork Valley.
After an early start to Colorado's wildfire season, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is concerned that the Forest Service's small, aging air tanker fleet isn't capable of keeping civilians safe in a timely manner.
The warming climate is breeding more beetle-ravaged forest and prolonged fire seasons, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell testified before a Senate committee on Tuesday, as he fielded questions about the White House's proposed agency budget for fiscal year 2013.