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Carbon Sequestration News ItemsCarbon Farming Works. Can It Scale up in Time to Make a Difference? - Civil Eats6/12/2018 5:07:22 AM
Civil Eats Carbon Farming Works. Can It Scale up in Time to Make a Difference? Civil Eats They're also helping create a model that is being watched closely by lawmakers in states like Colorado and Montana, where other carbon farming projects are coming together. .... researchers found that a single application of a half-inch layer of ...
Colorado Springs team a Go Code Colorado winner for third consecutive year - Colorado Springs Gazette6/8/2018 6:42:51 PM
Colorado Springs team a Go Code Colorado winner for third consecutive year Colorado Springs Gazette Abodio, which is developing a database to streamline planning and building an accessory dwelling unit, became the third Colorado Springs team in a row to win the Colorado Secretary of State's Go Code Colorado competition held Thursday in Denver ...
Negative emissions: Scientists meet in Sweden for first international conference - Carbon Brief5/27/2018 12:11:39 PM
Carbon Brief Negative emissions: Scientists meet in Sweden for first international conference Carbon Brief Dr Jennifer Wilcox from the Colorado School of Mines started out by explaining how direct air capture (DAC) “scrubs” CO2 out of the air, which can then be stored or used elsewhere. And it is this subsequent use – and the purity of the required CO2 ...
Two huge wins for Colorado's conservation future - The Denver Post5/21/2018 3:08:01 PM
The Denver Post Two huge wins for Colorado's conservation future The Denver Post This step aligns with the current work of the field that is looking at conservation's return on investment – not just in real estate value, but more broadly to include the value of ecosystem services (such as carbon sequestration , climate regulation ...
Legislation brightens state's conservation future - The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel5/20/2018 6:32:11 AM
Legislation brightens state's conservation future The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel We live in a state where three in four residents consider themselves conservationists, and 87% understand that Colorado's open lands and outdoor lifestyle give the state an economic advantage. ... This step aligns with the current work of the field ...
Study supports eco-impact of lifelong cattle grazing, but there are caveats - Colorado Springs Independent5/16/2018 4:00:47 AM
Colorado Springs Independent Study supports eco-impact of lifelong cattle grazing, but there are caveats Colorado Springs Independent ... managed cattle production can be carbon-neutral, and the newly released results of a five-year study — a collaboration between the University of Michigan and the Union of Concerned Scientists — support that notion, showing more carbon ...
With new carbon farming project, Boulder County could become massive greenhouse gas sponge - Boulder Weekly4/12/2018 11:25:49 AM
Boulder Weekly With new carbon farming project, Boulder County could become massive greenhouse gas sponge Boulder Weekly This assorted crowd had convened to discuss phase I of Boulder County and the City of Boulder's joint carbon sequestration pilot project — an initiative that could drive a new era of sustainability along Colorado's Front Range. Carbon sequestration ...
Case Study: Colorado 5 Years After Legalization - Cannabis Now4/2/2018 7:28:13 PM
Cannabis Now Case Study: Colorado 5 Years After Legalization Cannabis Now Colorado legalized recreational marijuana in 2012 and became the first state in modern times to oversee legal sales when shops opened at start of 2014. With four years in the books, what do we know about the first experiment with legal cannabis in ... and more »
Fire Management News ItemsDurango, Summit County Fires Deliver Same Message About the 'New Norm' in Colorado - Government Technology6/18/2018 1:30:33 PM
Government Technology Durango, Summit County Fires Deliver Same Message About the 'New Norm' in Colorado Government Technology ... several fuel breaks around (Wildernest and Mesa Cortina) were placed in there and those fuel breaks right now are saving several thousand homes, probably," Jim Genung, incident commander from the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management ... and more »
Recent CO Wildfires Part of 'New Norm' - Firehouse.com (press release) (blog)6/18/2018 8:45:03 AM
Firehouse.com (press release) (blog) Recent CO Wildfires Part of 'New Norm' Firehouse.com (press release) (blog) ... several fuel breaks around (Wildernest and Mesa Cortina) were placed in there and those fuel breaks right now are saving several thousand homes, probably," Jim Genung, incident commander from the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management ... Drought And Fire Threat Lead To Forest Closings NPR Wet weather slows 416 blaze, flash flood watch continues Farmington Daily Times Evacuations lifted in Hermosa area; residents, businesses can return The Durango Herald all 264 news articles »
Recent rain helps Buffalo Fire reach 95 percent containment - 9News.com KUSA6/17/2018 1:10:00 PM
9News.com KUSA Recent rain helps Buffalo Fire reach 95 percent containment 9News.com KUSA "Fire behavior continues to be minimal with the potential for occasional smoldering and smoking from the interior of the fire for several more days," a release from the Upper Colorado River Fire Management Unit read. The wildfire, which started near ... Buffalo Mountain Fire investigation is underway; officials urge hikers to stay out of the area Aspen Times Buffalo Mountain Fire investigation is underway; officials urge hikers ... Summit Daily News all 13 news articles »
Anticipated rains not necessarily the antidote to rough fire season - The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel6/17/2018 2:46:40 AM
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel Anticipated rains not necessarily the antidote to rough fire season The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel "We like to base our decisions on those scientific factors," said Rob Berger, fire-management officer for the Upper Colorado River Fire Management Unit. The unit handles wildland fire responsibilities for more than 4.5 million acres in Colorado along ...
Thunderstorms projected for 416, Burro fire areas in Colorado - Farmington Daily Times6/15/2018 7:54:32 PM
Farmington Daily Times Thunderstorms projected for 416, Burro fire areas in Colorado Farmington Daily Times It was, however, described as burning 29,187 acres by Wednesday in the fire management team's video update report released Thursday. The Red Flag warning was issued through Friday afternoon as isolated dry thunderstorms with gusty winds up to 40 ... 416 fire north of Durango grows to nearly 17000 acres, almost doubling in 24 hours, with new evacuations ordered The Denver Post Dry, Windy Weather Stokes Colorado Wildfire, But So Far No Homes Damaged NPR Fire north of Durango continues westward expansion Wildfire Today (blog) KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News - Firehouse.com (press release) (blog) - InciWeb all 1,179 news articles »
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Start Friday For Several Colorado Counties - KUNC6/13/2018 6:00:09 PM
KUNC Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Start Friday For Several Colorado Counties KUNC The U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and Upper Colorado River Fire Management Unit put out news releases (pdf) this week outlining what stage 1 fire restrictions mean: • Campfires are only allowed within designated fire grates such as ... 416 Fire pushing recreation onto GMUG Montrose Daily Press Officials warn that West faces another 'challenging' wildfire season Eastern Arizona Courier all 298 news articles »
Firefighters say “things are looking really good” as they battle wildfire near Silverthorne; roughly 1400 homes ... - The Denver Post6/12/2018 6:41:30 PM
KUNC Firefighters say “things are looking really good” as they battle wildfire near Silverthorne; roughly 1400 homes ... The Denver Post “Things are looking really good around the two subdivisions at this time,” Jim Genung, with the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit, said at a news conference. “Things are looking really pretty good right now.” Fires are raging across ... Buffalo Fire: Evacuation Order Lifted For Silverthorne Neighborhoods KUNC all 115 news articles »
Bocco Fire | Evacuation lifted Monday afternoon, fire 50% contained - 9News.com KUSA6/11/2018 1:45:49 PM
9News.com KUSA Bocco Fire | Evacuation lifted Monday afternoon, fire 50% contained 9News.com KUSA The Upper Colorado River Fire Management Unit said evacuation orders remained in place for all persons living, working or traveling in the vicinity of Alkali Creek Neighborhood - until 1 p.m. Monday when all orders were lifted. The Upper Colorado River ... Residents return home after Bocco Fire evacuation lifted The Denver Channel all 12 news articles »
Firewise Communities News ItemsPerry Park residents mitigating wildfire danger - Action News Now6/16/2018 5:43:00 PM
Perry Park residents mitigating wildfire danger Action News Now As firefighters continue to battle wildfires burning in Colorado , communities are doing their part to get ahead of the dry season and lower the fire risk around their homes. Perry Park residents are currently creating slash piles to mitigate wildfire ...
Winter Park Highlands receives 5-year firewise designation - Sky Hi News4/18/2018 11:20:55 AM
Sky Hi News Winter Park Highlands receives 5-year firewise designation Sky Hi News Grand Fire's Schelly Olson, who was recently designated as the regional coordinator for Firewise USA, highlighted Colorado's leadership in the program, noting there are 168 firewise communities in Colorado , the most out of any state. Charlie Bouchard ...
Woodland Hills becomes firewise - White Mountain Independent1/9/2018 7:12:22 AM
White Mountain Independent Woodland Hills becomes firewise White Mountain Independent One insurer, USAA, an organization for military and veteran and their families, was the first major national insurance provider to offer such discounts to members living in Firewise communities in California, Colorado and Texas, according to their website.
$1.5 Million Issued for Fire Safety - Rio Grande Sun11/9/2017 12:35:07 PM
Rio Grande Sun $1.5 Million Issued for Fire Safety Rio Grande Sun Bill Trimarco (center), the Firewise Southwest Colorado Archuleta County coordinator, will help officials from across Rio Arriba County implement the Firewise Communities program in areas at risk for wild fire. Northern New Mexico College ...
In the West, communities pioneer cooperative approach to fighting wildfires - Christian Science Monitor9/21/2017 1:39:59 PM
Christian Science Monitor In the West, communities pioneer cooperative approach to fighting wildfires Christian Science Monitor Ms. Schmidt was in Colorado Springs for a workshop held by the newly created Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network, or FAC Net. On the way to a field trip, she found herself sitting beside Justice Jones of the Austin Fire Department, discussing his ...
Forest health survey: 834 million standing dead trees in Colorado - Colorado State University News (press release)2/16/2017 5:00:32 PM
Colorado State University News (press release) Forest health survey: 834 million standing dead trees in Colorado Colorado State University News (press release) The agency also offers or assists with many programs and resources for communities working to become fire-adapted, including Community Wildfire Protection Plans, Firewise Communities /USA® and the online Colorado Wildfire Risk Assessment Portal. and more »
Colorado Springs ranks high in wildfire risk report - KRDO10/26/2016 9:09:48 PM
KRDO Colorado Springs ranks high in wildfire risk report KRDO "We work with 112 homeowners associations and 23 Firewise communities ." The Denver metro area ranks third in the report, behind the Riverside and Sacramento metro areas of California. Colorado ranks fifth with 117,832 homes at extreme risk and more ...
CSU resources help people prepare for and recover from wildfires - Colorado State University News (press release)7/14/2016 5:26:09 PM
Colorado State University News (press release) CSU resources help people prepare for and recover from wildfires Colorado State University News (press release) The Colorado State Forest Service offers numerous resources to help private landowners create defensible space and take other actions to protect homes and communities at http://csfs.colostate.edu/wildfire-mitigation/. When disaster strikes, it's also ... and more »
Colorado third state to achieve 100 Firewise Communities - Source11/6/2014 6:50:46 PM
Source Colorado third state to achieve 100 Firewise Communities Source The national Firewise Communities /USA recognition program is administered by the NFPA and provides a template for wildfire safety at the neighborhood level. The Colorado State Forest Service serves as the liaison between Colorado communities and the ...
Forestry Resources News ItemsWhat we're reading: How LA is leading the charge on water - Axios6/17/2018 10:32:22 AM
Axios What we're reading: How LA is leading the charge on water Axios A wildfire burning in southwest Colorado's San Juan National Forest has grown to about 33,000 acres, as more than 1,100 firefighters battle the blaze. The fire, which began on June ... Why it matters: The fire is one of dozens of blazes burning across ...
Tree Watering Necessary During Drought Conditions - Pagosa Daily Post6/14/2018 10:11:02 AM
Tree Watering Necessary During Drought Conditions Pagosa Daily Post “Adequately watering your trees is the best way to ensure optimum growth and vigor during the summer months,” said Donna Davis, CSFS community forestry program specialist for the Colorado State Forest Service. “Dry trees become susceptible to root and ... and more »
Colorado wildfires: 416 fire 15 percent contained; Burro Fire 0 percent contained - The Denver Channel6/12/2018 10:03:01 PM
The Denver Channel Colorado wildfires: 416 fire 15 percent contained; Burro Fire 0 percent contained The Denver Channel As of Tuesday, the entire San Juan National Forest is closed due to persistent high fire danger in the region. Forestry officials made the decision to close all 2,800 square miles of forest to preserve natural resources and ensure public safety. The ... Correction: Western Wildfires story Helena Independent Record 'Like dominoes': Utah homes burn as wildfires menace US West CT Post all 1,179 news articles »
Officials warn that West faces another 'challenging' wildfire season - Eastern Arizona Courier6/12/2018 1:07:51 PM
Eastern Arizona Courier Officials warn that West faces another 'challenging' wildfire season Eastern Arizona Courier “There are now several significant active fires, including massive blazes in Colorado and New Mexico that are forcing evacuations,” said Murkowski, the committee chairman. “Already this year, almost 24,000 wildfires have burned about 1.7 million acres ... and more »
Badger Creek Wildfire continues to spread through the Snowy Range - KGWN6/12/2018 12:44:00 AM
KGWN Badger Creek Wildfire continues to spread through the Snowy Range KGWN The Wyoming State Forestry Division said that resources are being sent out from multiple states including Colorado and South Dakota. A type II firefighting team has been ordered out to the location. There has also been aerial support on the scene. Badger Creek Fire Grows to 2300 Acres, FEMA Authorizes Funds for Firefighting Efforts [PHOTOS][VIDEO] laramielive.com Smoke filters into Nebraska from the Badger Creek Fire knopnews2 UPDATE: Badger Creek Fire Grows Rapidly, Communities Evacuated [Photos][Videos] K2 Radio Laramie Boomerang - InciWeb - NWCG all 38 news articles »
Wildfire season gets going over Memorial Day weekend - The Journal5/30/2018 3:08:54 PM
The Journal Wildfire season gets going over Memorial Day weekend The Journal By Sunday afternoon, the fire had burned 128 acres near the Colorado border on private and Bureau of Land Management lands and was 40 percent contained, according to Wendy Mason, communications coordinator for the New Mexico State Forestry Division ... and more »
Evacuation lifted for Arena Canyon Fire in San Juan County - KRQE News 135/27/2018 5:07:56 PM
KRQE News 13 Evacuation lifted for Arena Canyon Fire in San Juan County KRQE News 13 SAN JUAN COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) - Fifteen people were allowed to return to their homes in San Juan County after being evacuated during the Arena Canyon Fire. The Arena Canyon Fire is located about five miles from the New Mexico/ Colorado border, west ... and more »