Tag Archives: forest

Photos From The Beaver Creek Fire

2016_07_02-19.57.23.115-CDTThe Beaver Creek Fire, 24 miles Northwest of Walden, continues to move slowly into the Mount Zirkel Wilderness. Based on infrared data, the fire has burned 172 acres within the Wilderness. Protecting structures and preparing them to avoid being burned remains a high priority as crews also Continue reading

Steamboat To Remove Beetle Kill Trees

PINE-BEETLECrews will begin removing beetle kill trees on Emerald Mountain in Steamboat next week. Beginning Monday, the city will be working with the Colorado State Forest service in the process that’s expected to last through mid October. The tree removal Continue reading

Protect Your Private Forest Land

Co-State-Forest-Service-300Colorado land owners can now submit Forest Legacy Program proposals to the Colorado State Forest Service. The program allows the land owner to sell their private forest land to the Colorado State Forest Service or the USDA forest service through a permanent conservation easement. A permanent conservation easement is a voluntary, legally binding agreement that limits certain types of uses or prevents development Continue reading

UPDATE: Beaver Creek Fire Destroys 2 Buildings

WILD FIRETwo buildings were destroyed over the weekend in the Beaver Creek fire. The fire in the Routt National Forest about 15 miles Northwest of Walden increased to a little over 6000 acres during the weekend. The Jackson County Continue reading

Routt National Forest Road Closed

routt-natl-forest-signForest Road 250 near Yampa has been temporarily closed on the Routt National Forest during hazard tree removal operations. The closure is expected to be in place through the end of July. Nearly the entire stretch of road on the Yampa Ranger District is affected by the temporary closure. Over six miles in length, the road is located in south Routt County, in the Gore Range. The closure Continue reading

Another Lawsuit Over Sage Grouse

sage_grouse-300A group has filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management and the US Forest Service claiming that their plan for Sage Grouse conservation ignores sound science and will cost jobs in the states where it will be implemented. Western Energy Alliance in conjunction with the North Dakota Petroleum Council filed the lawsuit Continue reading

Spruce Beetles Continue Destruction

PINE-BEETLEOne type of tree-killing beetle is attacking Colorado forests at a faster pace, but another is slowing down, partly because it’s running out of live trees to infest. State and federal forestry officials said Friday spruce beetles were active on Continue reading

Reactions to Sage Grouse Decision

sage_grouse-300Several organizations and individuals have spoken out about yesterday’s decision by the Interior Department that keeps the Greater Sage Grouse off of the Endangered Species List. Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet, and Representative Scott Tipton praised the decision as a measurement of the conservation efforts Continue reading

Controlled Burn Planned For Arapahoe National Wildlife Refuge

controlled-burns-300Arapahoe National Wildlife Refuge staff plan to take advantage of the spring weather to burn the grasslands near the Hampton Ranch site, and along the Illinois River near the refuge’s northern boundary. The objectives of these burns Continue reading