Forest and Fire in Western Slope Region

 Carbon Sequestration

   
Show Articles on Carbon Sequestration (19)
Leveraging the Landscape: State of the Forest Carbon Markets 2012
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Over the last three years, projects that address the relationships between carbon and forests have moved from the sidelines of international climate action to center field.

 

Do You Know What Your Forest Carbon Offsets Are?
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In the world of forest carbon offsets, it’s absolutely essential to understand seven general terms with very precise meanings.   real additional permanent verifiable quantifiable leakage reversal These concepts apply to all offset projects, but each type of project has its own methodology for calculating offsets.& ...

 

Urban Forestry
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David Nowak of the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station presents this video short course discussing how trees in cities provide important ecosystem services and help to reduce the urban heat island effect and lower building energy use.

 

The Potential for Soil Carbon Sequestration
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Luke Nave from the University of Michigan Biological Station presents this video short course on the fact that the largest terrestrial carbon pool is contained in soils.

 

Grasslands and Carbon: Processes and Trends
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Rebecca McCulley of the University of Kentucky, Dept. of Plant & Soil Sciences presents this video short course on Grasslands, which make up 30% of the U.S ...

 

Forest Management Options for Carbon Sequestration: Considerations in the Eastern U.S.
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Richard Birdsey of the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station provides the Eastern U.S. forest perspective on carbon sequestration and examples of forest carbon management projects in this video short course.

 

Forest Management Options for Carbon Sequestration: A Western U.S. Perspective
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Bernard Bormann of the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station presents this video short course on the western U.S. perspective on forest management for carbon sequestration, and the above and below- ground carbon consequences of different management strategies.

 

Forests and Carbon: Trends and Data for the U.S.
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In this video short course you can get the scoop on forestland carbon storage in the United States, which helps offset approximately 12% of US carbon emissions from fossil fuels.

 

Forest Carbon for the Private Landowner (Part 2): Protocols, Projects and Opportunities

Andrea Tuttle presents this video short course ont forest carbon markets and how these can be used to capture and hold carbon on the landscape.

 

Forest Carbon for the Private Landowner (Part 1): Basics of Carbon Offsets, Markets, and Trading
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Wondering about carbon offsets, credits, baselines, permanence and leakage? Get the carbon basics here and find out why forest offsets could be a bridge to the future.

 

Bioenergy from Wood and Forest Carbon Dynamics
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What is a carbon neutrality number and how can we ensure that wood used to produce energy makes sense from a carbon offset standpoint?

 

Guide to Environmental Markets for Farmers and Ranchers
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The Guide to Environmental Markets for Farmers and Ranchers, produced by the American Farmland Trust (AFT), provides an overview of available market opportunities for environmental credits and services, how farmers and ranchers can get involved in them, and ways to encourage their continued growth.

 

Innovations in Market-Based Watershed Conservation in the United States: Payments for Watershed Services for Agricultural and Forest Landowners
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New innovations in payments for watershed services (PWS) have emerged in the past decade and are pointing the way toward watershed protection approaches that might effectively complement existing government conservation programs and incentives for rural landowners.

 

Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: Increasing Landowner Compensation for Ecosystem Services
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This report provides an overview of existing payment programs and markets, and discusses the concepts of bundling and stacking, offer policy recommendations, and provides examples of current efforts to more effectively integrate payment opportunities for landowners.

 

Ecosystem Service Market Development: The Role and Opportunity for Finance
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The creation of tradable credits for the development or preservation of ecosystem services has emerged as a method to provide such payments.

 

Meeting Regulatory Needs with Voluntary Conservation
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Take a look at a PowerPoint presentation on market-based approaches as a voluntary means to reduce the cost of compliance with environmental regulations.& ...

 

Natural Resources Credit Trading Reference
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The purpose of the NRCS Natural Resource Credit Trading Reference is to provide an understanding of how environmental credit trading can be used to increase the provision of conservation and ecosystem services by agriculture.

 

Payments for Forest Carbon
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Payments for forest carbon sequestration are an emerging opportunity for small forest owners to earn additional income, and in turn to sustain both the economic and ecological values of the Northern Forest.

 

Barking Up the Wrong Tree? Forest Sustainability in the Wake of Emerging Bioenergy Policies
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Renewable energy policies generally have assumed that forests can provide a significant source of environmentally-friendly feedstocks for electricity, heat and power generation.

 

Show Carbon Sequestration Organizations & Professionals (48)
There are 48 resources serving Western Slope Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Carbon Sequestration Organizations & Professionals serving Western Slope Region
Carbon Credits and Sequestration
American Carbon Registry
John Kadyszewski - Director - Arlington, VA
Bio-Logical Capital
Grant McCargo - Managing Director, Founder and CEO - Denver, CO
Blue Source
Jessica Stalberger - Office Manager - Murray, UT
Bradley Raffle
Conservation Capital - CEO - Eugene, OR
Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme
Forest Trends (attention: BBOP Secretariat) - Washington, DC
C2Invest, LLC
- The Plains, VA
Carbon Cycle Institute (CCI)
- Nicasio, CA
Chicago Climate Exchange
Offset Registry - Chicago, IL
Climate Action Reserve
Gillian Calof - Interim-President/Operations Director - Los Angeles, CA
Ecosystem Economics LLC
- Bend, OR
Ecosystem Investment Partners
- Baltimore, MD
ENVIRON
- Arlington, VA
EP Carbon
Zach Barbane - Director, Projects and Operations - Berkeley, CA
Finite Carbon
- Wayne, PA
Forest Carbon Fund
- Berkeley, CA
Forest Carbon Portal
Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace - Washington, DC
Forest Trends
Forest Trends Association - Washington, DC
Green Assets, Inc
- Wilmington, NC
ImageTree
- Morgantown, WV
Partners for Western Conservation
- Arvada, CO
Restoration Systems, LLC
- Raleigh, NC
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
TerraCarbon LLC
- Peoria, IL
The Climate Trust
- Portland, OR
Trout Headwaters, Inc.
- Livingston, MT
Climate Scientists
Judah Cohen
Atmospheric and Environmental Research - Director of Seasonal Forecasting - Lexington, MA
Western Regional Air Partnership (WRAP)
Dan Johnson - Executive Director - Seattle, WA
Conservation Credit Markets
Blue Source
Jessica Stalberger - Office Manager - Murray, UT
Bradley Raffle
Conservation Capital - CEO - Eugene, OR
Colorado Conservation Exchange
Heather Schinkel - Director - Fort Collins, CO
Conservation Tax Credit Transfer, LLC
Jody A. Barbour - Owner - Morrison, CO
Dave Gibson
IFC/World Bank - Senior Environmental Risk Specialist - Warrenton, VA
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Ecosystem Economics LLC
- Bend, OR
EP Carbon
Zach Barbane - Director, Projects and Operations - Berkeley, CA
Forest Carbon Fund
- Berkeley, CA
Marstel-Day, LLC
- Fredericksburg, VA
National Mitigation Banking Association
- Washington, DC
Partners for Western Conservation
- Arvada, CO
Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC
Ross Guidry - Region Land Manager - Lafayette, LA
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
Tax Credit Connection, Inc.
Ariel Steele, Owner - Longmont, CO
TerraCarbon LLC
- Peoria, IL
Mitigation Banks
Bio-Logical Capital
Grant McCargo - Managing Director, Founder and CEO - Denver, CO
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Finger Rock Preserve, LLC.
Ren Martyn - Steamboat Springs, CO
Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC
Ross Guidry - Region Land Manager - Lafayette, LA
Westervelt Ecological Services
Lucy Harrington - Rocky Mountain Regional Manager - Englewood, CO

 Fire Management

   
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50 Fantastic Fire Science Resources

Every 23 seconds a fire erupts in the United States, according to the National Fire Protection Association, and, in 2011 alone, there were over 1.3 million fires that required fire department intervention. Not only are firefighters brave, they are also very busy!

Firefighters often begin their careers by volunteering at local firehouses, joining the junior firefighter league or undergoing training through municipal fire companies. They might also choose to pursue a program in fire science, a path that could end with an associate or bachelor’s degree. The following resources are meant to help aspiring firefighters understand what the job requires, plan for the education and training they will undergo and keep abreast of the field with the latest research, publications and blogs from firefighters who are in the line of duty every day.

50 Fantastic Fire Science Resources

 

Fire Safety Guide Book

Approximately 140 students complete fire science programs every year in Arkansas at one of the state’s three accredited fire science schools. A significant number of these fire science graduates come out of the Arkansas Fire Training Academy at Southern Arkansas University Tech. Although the number of graduating fire science students is relatively low, their job prospects are wide-ranging. In addition to firefighting and fire service administration, potential career opportunities also include inspecting structures for fire safety or analyzing and investigating the causes of fires.

Fire science education in Arkansas is limited to certificates and associate degrees. Programs range in focus from fire and emergency response to fire science technology to fire services management. Degree programs explore the knowledge and skills that aspiring fire professionals need to enter the workforce, while also offering preparation for specialized career choices.

Fire Science Degree Programs

 

 

 

LANDFIRE Program

LANDFIRE - multi-partner wildland fire, ecosystem, and wildland fuel mapping projectLANDFIRE is a program that provides over 20 national geo-spatial layers (e.g. vegetation, fuel, disturbance, etc.), databases, and ecological models that are available to the public for the US and insular areas.

You can view and download products which are updated every two years to reflect change on the landscape over time. These data provide information for regional and national landscape strategic planning for fire and natural resource management activities.

 

Keep tabs on wildfire activity via this U.S. Geological Survey website, GeoMAC.

Point and Click to Track Wildfire Activity in the United States.  Wildfires continue to burn across much of the western United States, and 39,000 fires have scorched 5,899,245 acres this year as of August 7, 2017 according to the National Interagency Fire Center

 

Fire Effects Information System

The Fire Effects Information System is an online collection of reviews of the scientific literature about fire effects on plants and animals and about fire regimes of plant communities in the United States. FEIS reviews are based on thorough literature searches, often supplemented with insights from field scientists and managers. FEIS provides reviews that are efficient to use, thoroughly documented, and defensible. Approximately 15 to 30 new or revised reviews are published in FEIS each year. There are 3 types of FEIS reviews:

  1. Species Reviews 
  2. Fire Studies 
  3. Fire Regime Syntheses 

 

Cheatgrass and Wildfire – A Dangerous Combination
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Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum), also known as downy brome, is an annual plant native to Eurasia. This aggressive, invasive weed was originally introduced into North America through soils brought by oceangoing vessels and is now a dominant species in the Intermountain West.

 

FireWise Plant Materials
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Creating a defensible space around your home is one of the most important and effective steps you can take to protect you, your family and your home from catastrophic wildfire.

 

Fire-Resistant Landscaping
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Colorado’s population is growing, its urban areas are rapidly expanding, and people are building more homes in what was once natural forest and brushlands.

 

Creating Wildfire-Defensible Zones
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For more information on how to create wildfire-defensible space around your home, including the three defensible space zones, refer to this ...

 

Protecting Your Home from Wildfire
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The information contained in this document is for use by individual landowners to help reduce wildfire risk on their property.  In this guide, you’ll read about steps you can take to protect your property from wildfire.

 

A regional assessment of the ecological effects of chipping and mastication fuels reduction and forest restoration treatments.
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Over the past several years, fire managers have increased their use of mastication treatments, the on-site disposal of shrubs and small-diameter trees through chipping and shredding.

 

Mastication Operational Guidelines
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Mastication of forest biomass for wildfire hazard reduction and forest health improvement has expanded dramatically across the state; the guidelines below focus on mastication techniques.

 

Is Your Property Safe From Wildfire?
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Fire is an important natural process of forests and rangelands. But while fire plays an important role in the ecology of these areas, it can be devastating if homes, valuable timber, and range areas are destroyed.

 

After the Fires: Hydrophobic Soils
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Hydrophobic soils repel water. A thin layer of soil at or below the mineral soil surface can become hydrophobic after intense heating. The hydrophobic layer is the result of a waxy substance that is derived from plant material burned during a hot fire.

 

Lack of prescribed burns fuels rise of megafires, ASU fire historian says
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Wildfire is a striking story, often filled with the drama of danger. But there's a narrative missing from many of the reports: We need more controlled fires to prevent these runaway infernos, said fire historian and Arizona State University Regents’ Professor Stephen Pyne.

 

The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy: Phase III Western Regional Science-Based Risk Analysis Report (Western Regional Risk Report)
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The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy (Cohesive Strategy) is a bold, new national approach to the increasingly complex reality of wildland fire and land management, and fire response.

 

The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy: Phase III Western Regional Action Plan
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The Western Regional Action Plan is part of the culmination of a three-year effort put into motion by the Federal Land Assistance, Management and Enhancement Act of 2009 (FLAME Act).

 

Wildfire and Vegetation Response to Climate Change
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Rachel Loehman of the USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station presents this video short course on how climate, fire and vegetation are closely linked in western ecosystems and discusses how climate change might affect vegetation by changing wildfire disturbance patterns.

 

Reframing HRO A Focus on Behavior
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BLM Fire Preparedness Program Summary for 2014
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As fire seasons have tended to become longer and fire behavior more severe, questions inevitably arise among the public and media. “Is ...

 

Show Fire Management Organizations & Professionals (40)
There are 40 resources serving Western Slope Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Fire Management Organizations & Professionals serving Western Slope Region
Fire Services / Prescribed Burning
Benninghoff & Company
Bruce Benninghoff - Littleton, CO
Bruce Short
Short Forestry LLC - Certified Forester - Mancos, CO
Chloeta
- Jay, OK
Colorado Forest Management LLC
Stefan J Reinold - Wheat Ridge, CO
Community Wildfire Protection Plans
Colorado State Forest Service - Fort Collins, CO
Double W Services, Inc.
Wiiliam Roy Williams - Lakewood, CO
Kit H. Buell
Buell Environmental LLC - Ecologist - Oak Creek, CO
Lisa Mason
Colorado State Forest Service - Conservation Education - Fort Collins, CO
Rampart Fire Service
Keith Balka - President of Fire Operations - Centennial, CO
Rocky Mountain Fire Portal
CO
Southern Rockies Fire Science Network (SRFSN)
Gloria Edwards, SRFSN Program Coordinator - Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship - Fort Collins, CO
West Region Wildfire Council
Lilia C. Falk - Director - Montrose, CO
Foresters
Barry Rhea
Rhea Environmental Consulting - Owner, primary consultant - Mancos, CO
Benninghoff & Company
Bruce Benninghoff - Littleton, CO
Bjorn M. Dahl, ACF
Dahl Environment Services LLC - President - Golden, CO
Bruce Short
Short Forestry LLC - Certified Forester - Mancos, CO
Colorado Forestry Association
- Littleton, CO
Colorado State Forest Service
Ryan Lockwood - External & Media Communications Program Manager - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado State Forest Service
Mike Lester - State Forester and Director - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado’s Forest Stewardship Program
Susan Matthews - Forest Management Division Supervisor - Fort Collins, CO
Council of Western State Foresters
Sara Goodwin - Communications Director - Denver, CO
Durango District of the Colorado State Forest Service
Kent Grant - District Forester - Durango, CO
Grand Junction Field Office of the Colorado State Forest Service
Kamie Long - Supervisory Forester - Grand Junction, CO
Greenleaf Forestry and Wood Products, Inc.
Len Lankford - President and CEO - Westcliffe, CO
Gretchen Cross
Buell Environmental LLC - Forester - Encampment, WY
James E. Ficke, ACF
Natural Resource Consultants - President - Steamboat Springs, CO
James Webb
Forest Stewardship Concepts, Ltd. - Certified Forester - Monte Vista, CO
Jim McGannon
Forestry/Landscape Consultant - Golden, CO
Kit H. Buell
Buell Environmental LLC - Ecologist - Oak Creek, CO
Lawton Grinter
Rocky Mountain Forestry LLC - Certified Forester - Wheat Ridge, CO
Mark Rasmussen
Mason Bruce & Girard Inc. - Forester Planner & Economist - Portland, OR
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
James Schriever - Vice President Geospatial Services - Woodland Park, CO
Montrose District of the Colorado State Forest Service
Jodi Rist - District Forester - Montrose, CO
Southwestern Environmental Consultants, Inc.
- Sedona, AZ
TigerTree Land Management
Franz Lani - Laramie, WY
Woodlot and Timber Services
Chloeta
- Jay, OK
Colorado Timber Industry Association
Tom Troxel - Delta, CO
Forest Resources Association Inc. - Western Region
Vickie Hoffart - FRA Region Manager - Kennewick, WA
Greenleaf Forestry and Wood Products, Inc.
Len Lankford - President and CEO - Westcliffe, CO
TigerTree Land Management
Franz Lani - Laramie, WY

 Firewise Communities

   
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50 Fantastic Fire Science Resources

Every 23 seconds a fire erupts in the United States, according to the National Fire Protection Association, and, in 2011 alone, there were over 1.3 million fires that required fire department intervention. Not only are firefighters brave, they are also very busy!

Firefighters often begin their careers by volunteering at local firehouses, joining the junior firefighter league or undergoing training through municipal fire companies. They might also choose to pursue a program in fire science, a path that could end with an associate or bachelor’s degree. The following resources are meant to help aspiring firefighters understand what the job requires, plan for the education and training they will undergo and keep abreast of the field with the latest research, publications and blogs from firefighters who are in the line of duty every day.

50 Fantastic Fire Science Resources

 

Fire Safety Guide Book

Approximately 140 students complete fire science programs every year in Arkansas at one of the state’s three accredited fire science schools. A significant number of these fire science graduates come out of the Arkansas Fire Training Academy at Southern Arkansas University Tech. Although the number of graduating fire science students is relatively low, their job prospects are wide-ranging. In addition to firefighting and fire service administration, potential career opportunities also include inspecting structures for fire safety or analyzing and investigating the causes of fires.

Fire science education in Arkansas is limited to certificates and associate degrees. Programs range in focus from fire and emergency response to fire science technology to fire services management. Degree programs explore the knowledge and skills that aspiring fire professionals need to enter the workforce, while also offering preparation for specialized career choices.

Fire Science Degree Programs

 

 

 

LANDFIRE Program

LANDFIRE - multi-partner wildland fire, ecosystem, and wildland fuel mapping projectLANDFIRE is a program that provides over 20 national geo-spatial layers (e.g. vegetation, fuel, disturbance, etc.), databases, and ecological models that are available to the public for the US and insular areas.

You can view and download products which are updated every two years to reflect change on the landscape over time. These data provide information for regional and national landscape strategic planning for fire and natural resource management activities.

 

Keep tabs on wildfire activity via this U.S. Geological Survey website, GeoMAC.

Point and Click to Track Wildfire Activity in the United States.  Wildfires continue to burn across much of the western United States, and 39,000 fires have scorched 5,899,245 acres this year as of August 7, 2017 according to the National Interagency Fire Center

 

Fire Effects Information System

The Fire Effects Information System is an online collection of reviews of the scientific literature about fire effects on plants and animals and about fire regimes of plant communities in the United States. FEIS reviews are based on thorough literature searches, often supplemented with insights from field scientists and managers. FEIS provides reviews that are efficient to use, thoroughly documented, and defensible. Approximately 15 to 30 new or revised reviews are published in FEIS each year. There are 3 types of FEIS reviews:

  1. Species Reviews 
  2. Fire Studies 
  3. Fire Regime Syntheses 

 

FireWise Plant Materials
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Creating a defensible space around your home is one of the most important and effective steps you can take to protect you, your family and your home from catastrophic wildfire.

 

Are You FireWise? Notebook
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Many people don’t realize that they face serious wildfire danger. But if you live in the foothills, grasslands or mountains of Colorado, you are at risk! To be FireWise, you must carry out certain fire-protection measures before a fire even starts.

 

Fire Adapted Communities Reference Guide
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This guide is designed to help leaders, planners, emergency professionals, and citizens learn the best approaches and programs to help their community become more fire adapted.

 

Firewise Recognition Program: Community Assessment Template
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This text is prepared for the use of individuals conducting community assessments as a part of the Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program.

 

The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy: Phase III Western Regional Action Plan
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The Western Regional Action Plan is part of the culmination of a three-year effort put into motion by the Federal Land Assistance, Management and Enhancement Act of 2009 (FLAME Act).

 

Firewise Volunteer Tools
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To qualify as a recognized Firewise Communities/USA site, NFPA's Firewise Communities programs asks you to document your investment in these Firewise efforts by tracking any expenses, grants received, and especially time spent by volunteers in making your community safer from wildfire.

 

Firewise Activities Matching Funds Recording Sheet
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Learn what qualifies for matching funds for Firewise grants.

 

Firewise Volunteer/In-kind Tracking Sheet
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Firewise Volunteer Time Sheet
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A User Guide to the Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program
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This guide is provided as a general reference and resource for those interested or planning to become a recognized Firewise community.

 

Firewise Application 2015
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Upon completion of the recognition criteria outline in this application, please submit this for to your Firewise State Liaison for review and approval.

 

Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet
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About Your Firewise Investment
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Investing in local Firewise actions proves that your community takes wildfire safety seriously.

 

BLM Fire Preparedness Program Summary for 2014
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As fire seasons have tended to become longer and fire behavior more severe, questions inevitably arise among the public and media. “Is ...

 

Western Wildfires
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Most western states have been experiencing drier-than-normal range conditions, and many regions are officially in drought. Conditions have been ripe for a major outbreak quite awhile.

 

Show Firewise Communities Organizations & Professionals (12)
There are 12 resources serving Western Slope Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Firewise Communities Organizations & Professionals serving Western Slope Region
Fire Services / Prescribed Burning
Benninghoff & Company
Bruce Benninghoff - Littleton, CO
Bruce Short
Short Forestry LLC - Certified Forester - Mancos, CO
Chloeta
- Jay, OK
Colorado Forest Management LLC
Stefan J Reinold - Wheat Ridge, CO
Community Wildfire Protection Plans
Colorado State Forest Service - Fort Collins, CO
Double W Services, Inc.
Wiiliam Roy Williams - Lakewood, CO
Kit H. Buell
Buell Environmental LLC - Ecologist - Oak Creek, CO
Lisa Mason
Colorado State Forest Service - Conservation Education - Fort Collins, CO
Rampart Fire Service
Keith Balka - President of Fire Operations - Centennial, CO
Rocky Mountain Fire Portal
CO
Southern Rockies Fire Science Network (SRFSN)
Gloria Edwards, SRFSN Program Coordinator - Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship - Fort Collins, CO
West Region Wildfire Council
Lilia C. Falk - Director - Montrose, CO

 Forest Best Management Practices

   
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Small Farms and Woodlots
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Learn about how woodlots of today provide much more for their owners, including income from selling wood and nonwood products, forest-based income opportunities such as lease hunting and recreation, solitude and escape from emotional pressures and stress of modern living and working, and simply the pride of owning and caring for the land.

 

Forest* A *Syst

Forest*A*Syst is a self-assessment guide, designed for a national audience, with the goals of helping new forest landowners articulate their objectives in a written management plan and foster a working relationship with a resource professional who can provide them with technical assistance. The national document was intended to serve as a protocol for state forestry agencies to follow as they developed their own state-specific Forest*A*Syst document and programming. Only a few states adopted the concept and produced their own printed version of Forest*A*Syst.
  Profile Your Land

 

Forestry Best Management Practices to Protect Water Quality in Colorado
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This publication is dedicated to the stewardship of Colorado’s forest lands – especially clean water. It outlines Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the protection of natural resources.

 

A regional assessment of the ecological effects of chipping and mastication fuels reduction and forest restoration treatments.
By:

Over the past several years, fire managers have increased their use of mastication treatments, the on-site disposal of shrubs and small-diameter trees through chipping and shredding.

 

Mastication Operational Guidelines
By:

Mastication of forest biomass for wildfire hazard reduction and forest health improvement has expanded dramatically across the state; the guidelines below focus on mastication techniques.

 

Everything You Know About Timber Harvest is Probably Wrong
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The problem is all the people who don’t understand the body of science behind timber management and who become highly agitated whenever they see trees being harvested.

 

Developing a Forest Stewardship Plan: The key to forest management
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Forest stewardship is the management of forest resources in a way that meets the needs of the current owners, but does not adversely affect use by future generations.

 

High Grade Harvesting: Understand the impacts, know your options
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As a landowner, you may be approached by a logger or forester to have a “high grade” harvest of your woods, which they typically call “selective cutting.& ...

 

After the Fires: Hydrophobic Soils
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Hydrophobic soils repel water. A thin layer of soil at or below the mineral soil surface can become hydrophobic after intense heating. The hydrophobic layer is the result of a waxy substance that is derived from plant material burned during a hot fire.

 

Caring for Your Forest With a Forest Stewardship Plan
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If you own or manage forest land, you are probably concerned about keeping it productive and healthy now and in the years to come. Like many forest landowners, you may want to sustain or increase the economic value of your forest while protecting environmental assets such as wildlife and clean water.

 

Bird Conservation in Private Ponderosa Pine Forests

American Bird Conservancy (ABC), in cooperation with the American Forest Foundation, Forest Restoration Partnership, and several other partners, is working with private landowners to implement bird conservation  measures in ponderosa pine habitat throughout the western United States.

 

CP 33 Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds

CP-33 Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds is available under the United States Department of Agriculture Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CCRP).

 

Developing Wildlife-Friendly Pine Plantations
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Using Conservation Easements to Protect Working Forests
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For decades, conservation easements have protected open space values such as wildlife habitat, ecological diversity, recreational access and aesthetics.

 

Smallholder agroforestry plots may boost tree conservation: Report
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When natural forests are threatened by deforestation or climate change, the best hope for the survival of certain at risk tree species may be to include them in agroforestry plots managed by small farmers, according to new research.

 

Working Trees for Agriculture
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Putting trees to work in conservation and production systems for farms, ranches, and nearby communities means planting the right trees, in the right places and in the correct design to achieve desired objectives.

 

Tim's Tips: Use of Wedges
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The use of wedges in logging has a long history. The mechanics involved are quite simple. Depending on the height and diameter of the tree, it is possible to fell it in a direction opposite of its lean with a wedge that gives no more than one inch of lift.

 

Regenerating Hardwood Forests
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Managing Competing Plants, Deer, and Light.

 

Romancing the Crop Tree
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Foresters and  landowners alike desire alternatives to traditional silviculture techniques, and it may come as a relief to foresters and the public as well that there is an array of literature residing between the un-easy bookends of selection and clear cutting that remains to be written.

 

Prescribed Fire Associations
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A Prescribed Fire Association is a group of landowners and other concerned citizens that form a partnership to conduct prescribed burns. Prescribed burning is the key land management tool used to restore and maintain native plant communities to their former diversity and productivity for livestock production and wildlife habitat.

 

 Forestry Resources

   
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Nontimber Forest Product Resources for Small Forestland Owners and Businesses

The purpose of this website is to provide information and tools to help advance commercial development of nontimber forest products (NTFPs) on small forestlands in the United States. For the purposes of this website, NTFPs are defined as all wild, wild-simulated, and cultivated native forest vegetation other than lumber and lumber industry by-products (e.g., industrial turpentine, plywood, sawdust, strand board).

 

My Land Plan

My Land Plan is a resource for woodland owners, by woodland owners to help you protect and enjoy your woods and is provided to you by the American Forest Foundation (AFF). AFF works on behalf of family forest owners around the country who want to ensure their woods stay healthy for all the reasons why we love woods – wildlife, recreation, solitude, a place to enjoy with family and friends.

My Land Plan offers a unique and specialized set of tools to help you find, store and use material that is especially tailored to your needs and goals. To access these tools, you will have to sign up for an account and give us some basic information about your woods, which will be stored in a confidential, password protected site.

Once you set up an MLP account, you will be able to:

  • Make a map of your land and mark special features such as trails, water bodies, good picnic spots or places where you're likely to see wildlife.
  • Set goals for your land--such as increasing wildlife or building trails--and see specific steps to accomplish them.
  • Access customized information about local government agencies, nonprofits and businesses that can help you with specific tasks and questions.
  • Keep a journal to record your experiences on your land in words and pictures. Share journal entries with your friends and family
  • Connect with other woodland owners who can offer you advice, ideas, inspiration and encouragement. Offer them the same in return.

 

Fire Effects Information System

The Fire Effects Information System is an online collection of reviews of the scientific literature about fire effects on plants and animals and about fire regimes of plant communities in the United States. FEIS reviews are based on thorough literature searches, often supplemented with insights from field scientists and managers. FEIS provides reviews that are efficient to use, thoroughly documented, and defensible. Approximately 15 to 30 new or revised reviews are published in FEIS each year. There are 3 types of FEIS reviews:

  1. Species Reviews 
  2. Fire Studies 
  3. Fire Regime Syntheses 

 

Geospatial Data Gateway

The Geospatial Data Gateway (GDG) provides access to a map library of over 100 high resolution vector and raster layers in the Geospatial Data Warehouse. It is the One Stop Source for environmental and natural resources data, at any time, from anywhere, to anyone. It allows you to choose your area of interest, browse and select data, customize the format, then review and download. 

This service is made available through a close partnership between the three Service Center Agencies (SCA); Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Rural Development (RD).

 

Get Up-to-Date Tax Information on Forestland and Timber Issues

The National Timber Tax website was developed to be used by timberland owners, as well as a reference source for accountants, attorneys, consulting foresters and other professionals who work with timberland owners by answering specific questions regarding the tax treatment of timber related activities. Click Here!

 

Other forestland and timber resouces include: 
TimberTax.com hosted by the National Woodlot Owners Association, which provides a current list of tax preparers with training in timber tax issues.

 

Forest* A *Syst

Forest*A*Syst is a self-assessment guide, designed for a national audience, with the goals of helping new forest landowners articulate their objectives in a written management plan and foster a working relationship with a resource professional who can provide them with technical assistance. The national document was intended to serve as a protocol for state forestry agencies to follow as they developed their own state-specific Forest*A*Syst document and programming. Only a few states adopted the concept and produced their own printed version of Forest*A*Syst.
  Profile Your Land

 

Forest Products Laboratory

Forest Products Laboratory

  • Located in Madison, Wisconsin, since 1910
  • Nation's only federally funded wood utilization research laboratory
  • Currently employs 60 Research Scientists
  • Primarily or partly responsible for many of today's wood-based technologies, including wood preservatives, glulam beams, oriented strandboard, and fiber-based packaging
  • Research partnerships located in virtually every state in the Nation

Early research highlights

  • Reduced timber demand for railroad ties by 75% through preservatives research
  • Increased average lumber yield per log from 25% to 60%
  • Wood frame technology used in over 90% of our Nation's homes
  • Designed and constructed Nation's first prefabricated home

 

Don’t Move Firewood

Trees are being destroyed through the transportation of invasive insects & diseases in firewood. One of the most important things we can do to protect trees is stop moving invasive pests and diseases to new areas on firewood. It’s really that simple- don't move firewood, and keep trees healthy and alive. Forests are great places to play, but they also keep our air clean and our water pure. We must protect them by not moving firewood, so our kids, grandkids and great-grandkids can enjoy these amazing places like we do.

The Don't Move Firewood campaign is managed on a day-to-day basis by The Nature Conservancy's Forest Health Protection Program staff. Don't Move Firewood as a whole was begun, and is advised, by the Continental Dialogue on Non-native Insects and Diseases. To learn more, visit our About Us page. To see how we are funded, visit our Funding page. Visit http://www.dontmovefirewood.org for more information.

 

Best Tree Finder

The Arbor Day Foundation has created a tool that helps you find the best tree for your area. Just answer a few quick questions as to what you are looking for and the environment that you are in and the Tree-Finder will give you a list of suggested species. Click here.

 

Colorado Statewide Forest Resource Assessment
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The Colorado Statewide Forest Resource Assessment was initiated in response to a mandate from the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and contained in the Forestry Title of the 2008 Farm Bill.

 

Colorado State Forest Service five-year strategic plan
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The Colorado State Forest Service Five-Year Strategic Plan: 2016-2020 is derived from the collective voice of the CSFS and its external partners, and supports the agency moving cohesively toward the same overarching strategic goals and vision of “healthy and resilient forests.& ...

 

Trees and Forests: America's Critical Green Infrastructure
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2016 State & Private Forestry Report

 

Safe Harbor: Helping Landowners Help Endangered Species
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This handbook describes safe harbor agreements and the way in which they work. It aims to help you decide if a safe harbor agreement makes sense for your land.& ...

 

Everything You Know About Timber Harvest is Probably Wrong
By:

The problem is all the people who don’t understand the body of science behind timber management and who become highly agitated whenever they see trees being harvested.

 

Developing a Forest Stewardship Plan: The key to forest management
By:

Forest stewardship is the management of forest resources in a way that meets the needs of the current owners, but does not adversely affect use by future generations.

 

Estate Planning for Forest Landowners: What Will Become of Your Timberland?
By:

The purpose of this book is to provide guidelines and assistance to nonindustrial private  forest owners and the legal, tax, financial, insurance, and forestry professionals who serve  them on the application of estate planning techniques to forest properties.

 

2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation
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The 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation was prepared as an introduction for fish and wildlife conservation providers – the on-the-ground biologists and conservation partners who help deliver Farm Bill conservation programs to landowners.

 

Do you have a plan for your family forest?
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More family woodlands will change hands and be sub-divided in the next 10 years than at any point in America’s history. That fact stru ...

 

Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities: A Guide to Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, Food Systems, and Community Development
By:

This guide lists funding opportunities offered by federal programs, and is indispensable for anyone seeking government help to foster their innovative enterprise in forestry and agriculture.

 

REITs and Timber Taxation
By:

A real estate investment trust (REIT) is a special tax entity investing in real estate (such as shopping malls, apartments, and timberland).

 

Federal Income Tax on Timber: A Quick Guide For Woodland Owners
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This publication provides a quick reference on timber tax laws that are important to woodland owners. It presents concise and easy-to-understand explanations of issues related to woodland owners.

 

Income Tax Deduction fo Timber Casualty Loss
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Timber damaged or destroyed by hurricane, fire, earthquake, ice, hail, tornado, high wind and other storms are casualty losses that may allow timberland owners to claim a deduction on their federal income tax returns.

 

Forest to Faucet: Why National Forests Are More Than Recreational Spaces
By:

One of the foundational principles of the U.S. Forest Service is water. This observation was made in reference to the impact of the Clean Water Act on the importance to watershed management within the national forests.

 

Under Cover: Wildlife of Shrublands and Young Forest
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The term “early successional habitat” describes the shrubs, trees, and other plants that grow back on the land after older vegetation has been removed or cut back.

 

The Challenge of Maintaining Working Forests in 21st Century America
By:

Recently I made a presentation to the Society of American Foresters (SAF) at their annual conference. My overall theme was that working forests, not wilderness areas and parks, are the prospective foundations of our prosperity in the 21st century.

 

An American Land Ethic: Protecting the Family Farm
By:

Most Americans think of New Jersey as the overcrowded land of turnpikes and oil refineries. The truth is much more diverse. New Jersey has a wide landscape, with a variety of forest ecosystems, from the hardwood forests in the mountains of northern New Jersey to the coastal-plain, pine forest ecosystems of the southern area of the state.

 

Unlocking the Economic Potential of Your Woodlot
By:

If you’re interested in long-term woodlot management, this article investigates the benefits of silviculture and the idea that forest management considers the trees that are left growing after a timber sale are just as important as the trees that are cut.

 

Wildfire and Vegetation Response to Climate Change
By:

Rachel Loehman of the USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station presents this video short course on how climate, fire and vegetation are closely linked in western ecosystems and discusses how climate change might affect vegetation by changing wildfire disturbance patterns.

 

Natural Resources Credit Trading Reference
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The purpose of the NRCS Natural Resource Credit Trading Reference is to provide an understanding of how environmental credit trading can be used to increase the provision of conservation and ecosystem services by agriculture.

 

Payments for Forest Carbon
By:

Payments for forest carbon sequestration are an emerging opportunity for small forest owners to earn additional income, and in turn to sustain both the economic and ecological values of the Northern Forest.

 

A User Guide to the Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program
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This guide is provided as a general reference and resource for those interested or planning to become a recognized Firewise community.

 

Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet
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Forest Loss on the Rebound: Sustaining Investments for America's Natural Resource Future
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Developing Wildlife-Friendly Pine Plantations
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Using Conservation Easements to Protect Working Forests
By:

For decades, conservation easements have protected open space values such as wildlife habitat, ecological diversity, recreational access and aesthetics.

 

The Importance of Land Trusts to Forestry
By:

Almost everyone in forestry has heard of land trusts since they have become a common fixture especially in areas that are rapidly urbanizing.

 

Smallholder agroforestry plots may boost tree conservation: Report
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When natural forests are threatened by deforestation or climate change, the best hope for the survival of certain at risk tree species may be to include them in agroforestry plots managed by small farmers, according to new research.

 

Working Trees for Agriculture
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Putting trees to work in conservation and production systems for farms, ranches, and nearby communities means planting the right trees, in the right places and in the correct design to achieve desired objectives.

 

Regenerating Hardwood Forests
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Managing Competing Plants, Deer, and Light.

 

Show Forestry Resources Organizations & Professionals (354)
There are 354 resources serving Western Slope Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Forestry Resources Organizations & Professionals serving Western Slope Region
Carbon Credits and Sequestration
American Carbon Registry
John Kadyszewski - Director - Arlington, VA
Bio-Logical Capital
Grant McCargo - Managing Director, Founder and CEO - Denver, CO
Blue Source
Jessica Stalberger - Office Manager - Murray, UT
Bradley Raffle
Conservation Capital - CEO - Eugene, OR
Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme
Forest Trends (attention: BBOP Secretariat) - Washington, DC
C2Invest, LLC
- The Plains, VA
Carbon Cycle Institute (CCI)
- Nicasio, CA
Chicago Climate Exchange
Offset Registry - Chicago, IL
Climate Action Reserve
Gillian Calof - Interim-President/Operations Director - Los Angeles, CA
Ecosystem Economics LLC
- Bend, OR
Ecosystem Investment Partners
- Baltimore, MD
ENVIRON
- Arlington, VA
EP Carbon
Zach Barbane - Director, Projects and Operations - Berkeley, CA
Finite Carbon
- Wayne, PA
Forest Carbon Fund
- Berkeley, CA
Forest Carbon Portal
Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace - Washington, DC
Forest Trends
Forest Trends Association - Washington, DC
Green Assets, Inc
- Wilmington, NC
ImageTree
- Morgantown, WV
Partners for Western Conservation
- Arvada, CO
Restoration Systems, LLC
- Raleigh, NC
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
TerraCarbon LLC
- Peoria, IL
The Climate Trust
- Portland, OR
Trout Headwaters, Inc.
- Livingston, MT
Conservation Credit Markets
Blue Source
Jessica Stalberger - Office Manager - Murray, UT
Bradley Raffle
Conservation Capital - CEO - Eugene, OR
Colorado Conservation Exchange
Heather Schinkel - Director - Fort Collins, CO
Conservation Tax Credit Transfer, LLC
Jody A. Barbour - Owner - Morrison, CO
Dave Gibson
IFC/World Bank - Senior Environmental Risk Specialist - Warrenton, VA
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Ecosystem Economics LLC
- Bend, OR
EP Carbon
Zach Barbane - Director, Projects and Operations - Berkeley, CA
Forest Carbon Fund
- Berkeley, CA
Marstel-Day, LLC
- Fredericksburg, VA
National Mitigation Banking Association
- Washington, DC
Partners for Western Conservation
- Arvada, CO
Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC
Ross Guidry - Region Land Manager - Lafayette, LA
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
Tax Credit Connection, Inc.
Ariel Steele, Owner - Longmont, CO
TerraCarbon LLC
- Peoria, IL
Department of Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service Programs
Anna Schmidt
WSFR - Fish and Wildlife Branch - Fish & Wildlife Biologist - Lakewood, CO
Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force
Dr. Susan Pasko - Executive Secretary, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Falls Church, VA
Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Candidate Conservation Program
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Colorado Ecological Service Field Office - USFWS
Susan Linner - Colorado Field Supervisor - Denver, CO
Colorado Fish & Wildlife Conservation Office
Gregory Gerlich - FAC Assistant Regional Director - Denver, CO
David McGillivary
Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program - Chief - Lakewood, CO
Eddie Bennett
WSFR - Fish and Wildlife Branch - Fish & Wildlife Biologist - Lakewood, CO
Emergency Stabilization - Burned Area Rehabiliation
Erv Gasser - DOI National Interagency BAER Team Leader - Seattle, WA
Fish Passage Program - Mountain-Prairie Region
Scott Roth - Fish and Wildlife Biologist - Lakewood, CO
Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Yvette Converse / GNLCC Coordinator - Bozeman, MT
Habitat Conservation Plans
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Jacqueline Trout
WSFR - Lands Branch - Team Leader, Fish and Wildlife Biologist - Lakewood, CO
Judson Spicer
WSFR - Fish and Wildlife Branch - Wildlife Biologist - Lakewood, CO
Landowner Incentive Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Mike Cotter
WSFR - Fish and Wildlife Branch - Fishery Biologist - Lakewood, CO
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
- Marion, IL
MultiState Conservation Grant Program
- Washington, DC, VA
National Fish Passage Program
Susan Wells - National Fish Passage Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grants Program
Guy Foulks - NMBCA Program Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Grants Program
U.S. Department of the Interior - Arlington, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Small Grants Program
Rodecia Mcknight - Small Grants Program Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Standard Grants Program
Stacy Sanchez - U.S. Standard Grants Program Proposal Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
Oil and Gas CCAA for the Lesser Prairie Chicken
Sean Kyle - WAFWA
Otto Jose
WSFR - Fish and Wildlife Branch - Team Leader, Fish & Wildlife Biologist - Lakewood, CO
Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative
Deanna Spooner - Pacific Islands Project Lead - Honolulu, HI
Partners For Fish And Wildlife Program - National
See Description
Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Colorado
Bill Noonan - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Lakewood, CO
Plains & Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Rick Nelson - LCC CoordinatorND
Safe Harbor Agreements
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Mallory Martin - SALCC Coordinator - Raleigh, NC
Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Kevin Johnson, SRLCC Coordinator - Fish Wildlife Service - Lakewood, CO
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Coastal Program
- Arlington , VA
Western Regional Air Partnership (WRAP)
Dan Johnson - Executive Director - Seattle, WA
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
Fire Services / Prescribed Burning
Benninghoff & Company
Bruce Benninghoff - Littleton, CO
Bruce Short
Short Forestry LLC - Certified Forester - Mancos, CO
Chloeta
- Jay, OK
Colorado Forest Management LLC
Stefan J Reinold - Wheat Ridge, CO
Community Wildfire Protection Plans
Colorado State Forest Service - Fort Collins, CO
Double W Services, Inc.
Wiiliam Roy Williams - Lakewood, CO
Kit H. Buell
Buell Environmental LLC - Ecologist - Oak Creek, CO
Lisa Mason
Colorado State Forest Service - Conservation Education - Fort Collins, CO
Rampart Fire Service
Keith Balka - President of Fire Operations - Centennial, CO
Rocky Mountain Fire Portal
CO
Southern Rockies Fire Science Network (SRFSN)
Gloria Edwards, SRFSN Program Coordinator - Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship - Fort Collins, CO
West Region Wildfire Council
Lilia C. Falk - Director - Montrose, CO
Foresters
Barry Rhea
Rhea Environmental Consulting - Owner, primary consultant - Mancos, CO
Benninghoff & Company
Bruce Benninghoff - Littleton, CO
Bjorn M. Dahl, ACF
Dahl Environment Services LLC - President - Golden, CO
Bruce Short
Short Forestry LLC - Certified Forester - Mancos, CO
Colorado Forestry Association
- Littleton, CO
Colorado State Forest Service
Mike Lester - State Forester and Director - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado State Forest Service
Ryan Lockwood - External & Media Communications Program Manager - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado’s Forest Stewardship Program
Susan Matthews - Forest Management Division Supervisor - Fort Collins, CO
Council of Western State Foresters
Sara Goodwin - Communications Director - Denver, CO
Durango District of the Colorado State Forest Service
Kent Grant - District Forester - Durango, CO
Grand Junction Field Office of the Colorado State Forest Service
Kamie Long - Supervisory Forester - Grand Junction, CO
Greenleaf Forestry and Wood Products, Inc.
Len Lankford - President and CEO - Westcliffe, CO
Gretchen Cross
Buell Environmental LLC - Forester - Encampment, WY
James E. Ficke, ACF
Natural Resource Consultants - President - Steamboat Springs, CO
James Webb
Forest Stewardship Concepts, Ltd. - Certified Forester - Monte Vista, CO
Jim McGannon
Forestry/Landscape Consultant - Golden, CO
Kit H. Buell
Buell Environmental LLC - Ecologist - Oak Creek, CO
Lawton Grinter
Rocky Mountain Forestry LLC - Certified Forester - Wheat Ridge, CO
Mark Rasmussen
Mason Bruce & Girard Inc. - Forester Planner & Economist - Portland, OR
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
James Schriever - Vice President Geospatial Services - Woodland Park, CO
Montrose District of the Colorado State Forest Service
Jodi Rist - District Forester - Montrose, CO
Southwestern Environmental Consultants, Inc.
- Sedona, AZ
TigerTree Land Management
Franz Lani - Laramie, WY
Government Agencies
Bureau of Land Management
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Colorado Department of Agriculture
Don Brown - Commissioner - Broomfield, CO
Colorado Department of Natural Resources
Mike King - Executive Director - Denver, CO
Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety
- Denver, CO
Colorado Division of Water Resources
Laura Kalafus - Program Assistant - Denver, CO
Colorado Division of Water Resources Division Office 4
Gina DeArcos - Program Assistant - Montrose, CO
Colorado Division of Water Resources Division Office 7
Melissa Schneider - Program Assistant - Durango, CO
Colorado Ecological Service Field Office - USFWS
Susan Linner - Colorado Field Supervisor - Denver, CO
Colorado NRCS State Office
Clint Evans - State Conservationist - Denver, CO
Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
Matt Lepore - Director - Denver, CO
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Bob Broscheid - Director - Denver, CO
Colorado State Forest Service
Ryan Lockwood - External & Media Communications Program Manager - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado State Land Board
Mindy Gottsegen - Conservation Services Manager - Denver, CO
Division of Water Resources Division Office 5
Heather Ramsey - Program Assistant - Glenwood Springs, CO
Farm Service Agency
USDA - Washington, DC
National Invasive Species Council
U.S. Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Natural Resources Conservation Service
USDA - Washington, DC
Petroleum Storage Tank Fund
Jane Bral - Fund Supervisor - Division of Oil and Public Safety - Denver, CO
State and Private Forestry
USDA Forest Service - Office of Communication - Washington, DC
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Washington, DC
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
USDA Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Leland Swenson - State Executive Director - Denver, CO
Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
- Cheyenne, WY
Western Governors’ Association
James Ogsbury - Executive Director - Denver, CO
Natural Resource Law Attorneys
Alison E. Wente
Holland & Hart LLP - Associate - Aspen, CO
Allan Beezley
Allan C. Beezley, P.C. - Boulder, CO
Amanda Hemmerich
Burns, Figa & Will - Associate - Greenwood Village, CO
Bradley Raffle
Conservation Capital - CEO - Eugene, OR
Brandon L. Jensen
Budd–Falen Law Offices, LLC - Senior Associate - Cheyenne, WY
Cameron A. Grant
Lyons Gaddis Kahn Hall Jeffers Dworak & Grant PC - Longmont, CO
Christina R. Sloan
The Sloan Law Firm, PLLC - Moab, UT
Christopher G. Hayes
The Hayes Law Firm LLC - Denver, CO
Christopher R. Stork
Patrick, Miller and Noto - Basalt, CO
Daniel F. Fitzgerald
Hoskin Farina & Kampf, PC - Grand Junction, CO
Danielle L. Van Arsdale
Patrick, Miller and Noto - Basalt, CO
David F. Bower
Johnson & Repucci LLP - Louisville, CO
David L. Kuosman
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP - Partner - Boulder, CO
David Lawrence Kueter
Harvey W. Curtis & Associates - Attorney - Englewood, CO
David P. Claiborne
Sawtooth Law Offices, PLLC - Principal - Boise, ID
Debra A. Conroy
Keller Law, LLC - Craig, CO
Eliza F. Hillhouse
Hoskin Farina & Kampf, PC - Grand Junction, CO
Endangered Species Law and Policy Group
Nossaman LLP - Los Angeles, CA
Ernie F. Fazekas
Folkestad Fazekas Barrick & Patoile, P.C. - Castle Rock, CO
Ezekiel (Zeke) J. Williams
Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese, PC - Denver, CO
Franklin J. Falen
Budd-Falen Law Offices, L.L.C. - Cheyenne, WY
Gabriella Stockmayer
Dietze and Davis, P.C. - Boulder, CO
Gary L. Greer
Sherman & Howard L.L.C. - Denver, CO
Gregory A. Vallin
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP - Denver, CO
Gregory J Cucrola
Law Offices of Gregory J Cucarola - Sterling, CO
Gregory K. Hoskin
Hoskin Farina & Kampf, PC - Grand Junction, CO
Harvey W. Curtis
Harvey W. Curtis & Associates - Englewood, CO
Jack D. Palma, II
Holland & Hart LLP - Of Counsel - Cheyenne, WY
James M. Ash
Husch Blackwell LLP - Kansas City, MO
James P. Moorhead
Moorhead Law Group, LLC - Founder and Principal - Chicago, IL
Jason M. Groves
Patrick, Miller and Noto - Basalt, CO
Jenifer E. Scoggin
Holland & Hart LLP - Of Counsel - Cheyenne, WY
Jenna H. Keller
Keller Law, LLC - Craig, CO
Jessica E. Jay
Conservation Law, P.C - Attorney at Law - Evergreen, CO
John H. Birkeland
Sherman & Howard L.L.C. - Denver, CO
John P. Justus
Hoskin Farina & Kampf, PC - Grand Junction, CO
Karl F. Kumli III
Dietze and Davis, P.C. - Boulder, CO
Kate Ryan
Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti - Attorney - Boulder, CO
Kellie Nelson Fetter
Sherman & Howard L.L.C. - Denver, CO
Kent Holsinger
Holsinger Law, LLC - Denver, CO
Kevin L. Patrick
Patrick, Miller and Noto - Aspen, CO
L. Richard (Dick) Bratton
Hoskin Farina & Kampf, Professional Corporation - Gunnison, CO
Laurie A. Cahill
Hoskin Farina & Kampf, PC - Grand Junction, CO
Lawrence Kueter
The Law Office of Lawrence R. Kueter - Attorney - Denver, CO
Leah K. Martinsson
Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti LLP - Special Counsel - Boulder, CO
Lee Fanyo
Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese P.C. - Denver, CO
Lori Potter
Kaplan, Kirsch, Rockwell LLP - Partner - Denver, CO
M. Reed Hopper
Pacific Legal Foundation - Principal Attorney, National Litigation Center - Sacramento, CA
Mark D. Detsky
Dietze and Davis, P.C. - Boulder, CO
Meghan N. Winokur
Holland & Hart LLP - Associate - Aspen, CO
Melinda Beck
Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese P.C. - Denver, CO
Michael Hockersmith
Hockersmith Law PC - Ouray, CO
Mountain States Legal Foundation
William Perry Pendley - President and COO - Lakewood, CO
Murray D. Feldman
Holland & Hart - Partner - Boise, ID
Nicholas G. Muller
Dietze and Davis, P.C. - Boulder, CO
Paul L. Noto
Patrick, Miller aned Noto - Basalt, CO
Paul M. Seby
Holland & Hart - Partner - Denver, CO
Paul Sachs P.C.
- Attorney at Law - Steamboat Springs, CO
Pete F. Michaelson
Law Office of Peter F. Michaelson, P.C. - Westcliffe, CO
Peter D. Nichols
Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti, LLP - Partner - Boulder, CO
Peter G. Koclanes
Sherman & Howard L.L.C. - Denver, CO
Peter Thomas, Esq
Praxidice Law - Principal and Founder - Aspen, CO
Polly Jessen
Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP - Partner - Denver, CO
Rebecca Hall
Packard and Dierking, LLC - Boulder, CO
Richard L. Emmett
- Durango, CO
Richard L. Reichstei
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP - Partner - Boulder, CO
Robert Noone
Noone Law Firm - Glenwood Springs, CO
Ronald M. Eddy
Sherman & Howard L.L.C. - Denver, CO
Sandra A. Snodgrass
Holland & Hart LLP - Partner - Denver, CO
Sara J Streight LLC
Attorney - Fort Collins, CO
Sarah Rockwell
Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP - Partner - Denver, CO
Scott C. Miller
Patrick, Miller and Noto - Basalt, CO
Scott Clark
Burns, Figa & Will - Shareholder - Greenwood Village, CO
Star L. Waring
Dietze and Davis, P.C. - Boulder, CO
Stephen J. Small, Esq.
Law Office of Stephen J. Small, Esq., P.C. - Cambridge, MA
Steven J. Bushong
Porzak, Browning & Bushong, LLP - Boulder, CO
Steven K. Imig
Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese - Denver, CO
Steven P. Jeffers
Lyons Gaddis Kahn Hall Jeffers Dworak & Grant PC - Longmont, CO
Thomas J Ragonetti
Otten, Johnson, Robinson, Neff & Ragonetti PC - Shareholder - Denver, CO
Tim Whitsitt
Whitsitt & Gross PC - Carbondale, CO
William A. Hillhouse II
Hoskin Farina & Kampf, PC - Grand Junction, CO
William G. Myers III
Holland & Hart - Partner - Boise, ID
William H. Caile
Holland & Hart - Of Counsel - Denver, CO
William Hutton
Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP - Partner - San Francisco, CA
William Myers III
Holland & Hart - Boise, ID
William Silberstein
Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell - Partner - Denver, CO
Willis V. Carpenter
Carpenter & Klatskin, P.C. - Denver, CO
Riparian and Wetlands Specialists
3 Quarter Circle Land and Water Co.
Casey Kemp - President - Greenwood Village, CO
Barry Rhea
Rhea Environmental Consulting - Owner, primary consultant - Mancos, CO
Bishop-Brogden Associates, Inc.
Joy E. Barnett - Office Manager - Englewood, CO
Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc.
Janet Wolfe - Director of Marketing and Communications - Albuquerque, NM
Dawn Reeder
Rare Earth Sciences, LLC - Principal Biologist - Paonia, CO
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
ESCO Associates Inc.
David Buckner, PhD - Boulder, CO
Jared Walter, PE
Zancanella & Associates Engineering Consultants, Inc. - Water Resources Engineer - Glenwood Springs, CO
John Sanderson
The Nature Conservancy in Colorado - Director of Conservation Science - Boulder, CO
Jonathan E. Jones, P.E., D.WRE
CEO and President - Wright Water Engineers - Denver, CO
Kenneth R. Wright, P.E., D.WRE
Chief Financial Officer and Principal Engineer - Wright Water Engineers - Denver, CO
Marstel-Day, LLC
- Fredericksburg, VA
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
James Schriever - Vice President Geospatial Services - Woodland Park, CO
Matt Tobler
Blue Mountain Environmental Consulting, LLC - Natural Resource Specialist/Director - Fort Collins, CO
Riparian Restoration Connection
Julie Knudson - Tamarisk Coalition - Grand Junction, CO
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
SME Environmental, Inc.
Sean Moore - Principal - Durango, CO
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
T. Andrew Earles, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, CPESC
Vice President of Water Resources - Wright Water Engineers - Denver, CO
Tim Beck, PE
Zancanella & Associates Engineering Consultants, Inc. - Water Resources Engineer - Glenwood Springs, CO
Wayne F. Lorenz, P.E.
Chief Engineer - Wright Water Engineers - Denver, CO
Seed / Seedling Suppliers
American Grazing Lands Services LLC
Jim & Dawn Gerrish - May, ID
American Tree Seedling
- Bainbridge, GA
ArborGen
- Ridgeville, SC
ATS Partners, LLC
Chuck Whittaker - Bainbridge, GA
Bell Brothers, Inc.
- Claxton, GA
Brent and Becky's Bulbs
- Gloucester, VA
Buckeye Nursery, Inc
- Perry, FL
Central Florida Lands & Timber Nursery, L.L.C.
- Mayo, FL
Chestnut Hill Nursery & Orchards
- Alachua, FL
Colorado State Forest Service
Mike Lester - State Forester and Director - Fort Collins, CO
Creative Land And Wildlife Solutions, LLC
Rans Thomas - Owner - Athens, GA
Deep South Growers
- Douglas, GA
DeepSouth Pine Nursery, Inc.
Gary Cannon, John Manning, Jim Hasty - Bascom, FL
Dwight Stansel Farm Nursery
- Wellborn, FL
Elberta Forest Tree Nursery
Rayonier Inc. - Elberta, AL
High Mowing Organic Seeds
Tom Stearns - Founder/Head Seedsman - Wolcott, VT
Ivy Garth Seeds & Plants, Inc.
- Chesterland, OH
J. R. Simplot Company
- Boise, ID
James E. 'Bud' Smith Plant Materials Center
Rob Ziehr - PMC Manager (acting) - Knox City, TX
Johnny's Selected Seeds
Harry Fraser - General Manager - Winslow, ME
Los Lunas Plant Materials Center
Bernadette Cooney - PMC Manager - Los Lunas, NM
Manhattan Plant Materials Center
Mark Janzen - PMC Manager (acting) - Manhattan, KS
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Osborne Seed Company, LLC
Chris Osborne - Mount Vernon, WA
Ranchland Development Inc.
Roland N. Spencer - Founder - Winfield, KS
Rock Bridge Trees
David Hughes - Bethpage, TN
Sharp Bros. Seed Co.
- Greeley, CO
Speedling, Inc.
- Ruskin, FL
Superior Trees, Inc.
- Lee , FL
The Westervelt Co.
- Tuscaloosa, AL
Utah Seed
Orson Boyce - Bothwell, UT
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
State Funding / Technical Resources
Center for Invasive Species Management
Liz Galli-Noble - Director - Bozeman, MT
Colorado Building Farmers
Project Director - Dawn Thilmany - Longmont, CO
Colorado Department of Agriculture
Don Brown - Commissioner - Broomfield, CO
Colorado Environmental Pesticide Education Program
Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Forest Legacy Program
Joseph A. Duda - Dupty State Forester - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Forest Products Program
Kristina Hughes - Program Administrator - Broomfield, CO
Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
Matt Lepore - Director - Denver, CO
Colorado State Forest Service
Mike Lester - State Forester and Director - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Tree Farm Program
- Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Wetlands for Wildlife Program
Brian Sullivan - Wetlands Program Coordinator - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Wildlife Habitat Protection Program
Amanda Nims - Denver, CO
Colorado Wood Utilization and Marketing Program
Susan Matthews - Forest Management Division Supervisor - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado’s Forest Stewardship Program
Susan Matthews - Forest Management Division Supervisor - Fort Collins, CO
Conservation Services Division - Colorado Department of Agriculture
Cindy Lair - State Conservation Program Manager - Broomfield, CO
Cooperative Habitat Improvement Program (CHIP)
Colorado Division of Wildlife - Fort Collins, CO
Durango District of the Colorado State Forest Service
Kent Grant - District Forester - Durango, CO
Forest Agricultural Classification Program
Colorado State Forest Service - Fort Collins, CO
Game Damage Program
Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Denver, CO
Grand Junction Field Office of the Colorado State Forest Service
Kamie Long - Supervisory Forester - Grand Junction, CO
Habitat Partnership Program
Pat Tucker - Colorado Parks & Wildlife, State Coordinator - Grand Junction, CO
Hunter Education Shooting Range Small Grant Program
Todd Schmidt, Hunter Education Coordinator - Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Denver, CO
Lesser Prairie Chicken Habitat Improvement Program (LPCHIP)
Colorado Parks and WildlifeCO
Lesser Prairie Chicken Range-wide Conservation Plan
Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies - Cheyenne, WY
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
- Marion, IL
Montrose District of the Colorado State Forest Service
Jodi Rist - District Forester - Montrose, CO
Petroleum Storage Tank Fund
Jane Bral - Fund Supervisor - Division of Oil and Public Safety - Denver, CO
Prairie Grouse Partners
Ralph Rogers - Executive Director of the North American Grouse Partnership - Waverly, NE
Ranching for Wildlife
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Denver, CO
Recovery & Conservation Plans
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Denver, CO
Southern Rockies Fire Science Network (SRFSN)
Gloria Edwards, SRFSN Program Coordinator - Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship - Fort Collins, CO
Tammy VerCauteren
Executive Director, Administration - Prairie Partners Program - Fort Collins, CO
The Conservation Plan for Grassland Species
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Denver, CO
Walk-in Access Program
Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Denver, CO
Wetland Wildlife Conservation Program
Brian Sullivan, Wetlands Program Coordinator - Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Fort Collins, CO
Tree Planting Vendors
Arbor Day Foundation
- Nebraska City, NE
ArborGen
- Ridgeville, SC
ATS Partners, LLC
Chuck Whittaker - Bainbridge, GA
Chestnut Hill Nursery & Orchards
- Alachua, FL
Fulton-Denver Co. dba Fulton Pacific
Beverly Smith - INSIDE SALES - Denver, CO
Go Native Tree Farm
John Rosenfeld - Owner - Lancaster, PA
USDA - Forest Service Programs
Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund Grants
Kelly Bibb or David Dell - Grant Program Contacts - Atlanta, GA
Forest Legacy Program
U.S. Forest Service - Washington, DC
Forest Stewardship Program (FSP)
Karl R. DallaRosa - Program Manager - Washington, DC
Forests and Rangelands
John Ferrell - Feedstock Supply and Logistics Supervisor Biomass Program - Washington, DC
Smokey Bear - Prescribed Fire
Gwen Beavans - National Fire Prevention Coordinator - Washington, DC
Western Regional Air Partnership (WRAP)
Dan Johnson - Executive Director - Seattle, WA
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
Barry Rhea
Rhea Environmental Consulting - Owner, primary consultant - Mancos, CO
Basin Wildlife Consulting
Rick Danvir - Casper, WY
Conservation Science Partners - Colorado Headquarters
Brett Dickson, PhD - President & Chief Scientist - Fort Collins, CO
Dawn Reeder
Rare Earth Sciences, LLC - Principal Biologist - Paonia, CO
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
ESCO Associates Inc.
David Buckner, PhD - Boulder, CO
Frederick Environmental Consulting, LLC
David Frederick - Pagosa Springs, CO
George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center (Sutton Center)
- Bartlesville, OK
Greg Simons
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist - San Angelo, TX
Headwaters Partners, LLC
Travis Morse - Denver, CO
Kit H. Buell
Buell Environmental LLC - Ecologist - Oak Creek, CO
Lannie B. Philley, AFM
Delta Land & Farm Mgmt Co, LLC - Appraiser, Manager - Mer Rouge, LA
Marcella Fremgen
NRCS Field Office - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies - Montrose, CO
Martin Moses
Private Lands Wildlife Biologist - Durango, CO
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
James Schriever - Vice President Geospatial Services - Woodland Park, CO
Patty Knupp
Area Biologist - USDA-NRCS Area Three Office - Pueblo, CO
Playa Lakes Joint Venture (PLJV)
Mike Carter - Joint Venture Coordinator - Lafayette, CO
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
Roe Ecological Services, LLC
Chris and Kelly Roe - Logan, KS
Roger Wolfe
Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies - Lesser Prairie Chicken Program Manager - Topeka, KS
Ruben Cantu
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist, Certified Professional Rangeland Management - San Angelo, TX
Seth Gallagher
Sage Grouse Initiative - Field Capacity and Delivery Coordinator - Fort Collins, CO
SME Environmental, Inc.
Sean Moore - Principal - Durango, CO
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Steve Boyle
BIO-Logic, Inc. - Principal & Senior Biologist - Montrose, CO
Terri Schulz
The Nature Conservancy in Colorado - Director of Landscape Science and Management - Denver, CO
Woodlot and Timber Services
Chloeta
- Jay, OK
Colorado Timber Industry Association
Tom Troxel - Delta, CO
Forest Resources Association Inc. - Western Region
Vickie Hoffart - FRA Region Manager - Kennewick, WA
Greenleaf Forestry and Wood Products, Inc.
Len Lankford - President and CEO - Westcliffe, CO
TigerTree Land Management
Franz Lani - Laramie, WY
 

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Carbon Sequestration News Items
Xcel Energy, Colorado's largest utility, committed to going 100 percent carbon-free by 2050 - Summit Daily News
12/6/2018 7:02:11 PM
Xcel Energy, Colorado's largest utility, committed to going 100 percent carbon-free by 2050    Summit Daily News As the world turns its back on promises to curb carbon emissions, one of America's largest utility companies has stepped up and promised to eventually ...

Xcel Energy Vows 100 Percent Carbon Reduction By 2050 - Colorado Public Radio
12/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
Xcel Energy Vows 100 Percent Carbon Reduction By 2050    Colorado Public Radio Utility Aims for Zero Carbon Emission From Electric Power    U.S. News & World Report Zero-Carbon By 2050: Xcel Energy Announces New Clean Plan    Patch.com Xcel Energy becomes first major U.S. utility to promise to eliminate carbon emissions in Denver announcement    The Business Journals View full coverage on Google News

The Surprising Way Plastics Could Actually Help Fight Climate Change - Manufacturing.net
11/29/2018 9:53:47 AM
The Surprising Way Plastics Could Actually Help Fight Climate Change    Manufacturing.net Colorado State University provides funding as a member of The Conversation US. View all partners Republish this article Republish Republish our articles for ...

The surprising way plastics could actually help fight climate change - SOURCE - Source
11/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
The surprising way plastics could actually help fight climate change - SOURCE    Source Editor's note: Jenna E. Gallegos, postdoctoral researcher in chemical and biological engineering at Colorado State University, and Joseph Rollin, postdoctoral ...

Colorado company finds "cool" way to boost soil health, yields | 2018-09-04 - Agri-Pulse
9/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Colorado company finds "cool" way to boost soil health, yields | 2018-09-04    Agri-Pulse Soil health is hot. Farmers have always looked for ways to save money on inputs while increasing their crop yields, but research in recent years has increasingly ...

Nonprofit Wants To Help Colorado Farmers Reduce Amount Of Carbon They Create - CBS Denver
8/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
Nonprofit Wants To Help Colorado Farmers Reduce Amount Of Carbon They Create    CBS Denver By Shawn Chitnis. BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Farmers say raising animals the way nature intended leads to healthier plants, better tasting food and it ...

Republican River Compact Has Long History of Disagreement, Court Battles - DTN The Progressive Farmer
8/3/2018 3:00:00 AM
Republican River Compact Has Long History of Disagreement, Court Battles    DTN The Progressive Farmer OMAHA (DTN) -- Colorado will pay Kansas $4 million to settle a Republican River Compact dispute, according to an agreement signed on Wednesday by the ...

Two huge wins for Colorado’s conservation future - The Denver Post
5/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
Two huge wins for Colorado’s conservation future    The Denver Post Colorado's iconic mountain ranges, farms and ranchlands, parks, rivers and open spaces are an undeniable part of our shared identity as Coloradans. We live in ...

It's not the answer that's blowing in the wind - Boulder Weekly
5/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
It's not the answer that's blowing in the wind    Boulder Weekly There's an old saying that history will repeat itself, which is why I encourage folks to visit the Colorado History Museum and check out the Dust Bowl experience ...

Big Challenges for Colorado River States That Want to Conserve Water - News Deeply
4/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
Big Challenges for Colorado River States That Want to Conserve Water    News Deeply Lower Basin states can easily store conserved water upstream in Lake Mead, but it's not so simple for Upper Basin states with major reservoirs below them.

Colorado Playwright Digs Deep For Play About 'Dirt' - KUNC
4/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
Colorado Playwright Digs Deep For Play About 'Dirt'    KUNC When Jeffrey Bigger heard about the subject matter of Bas Bleu Theatre's upcoming show, he wasn't immediately sold. “I thought, 'Really, someone's written a ...

Pine Beetle infestation, shorter winters leading to pollution, fire risk, health issues in Colorado - The Denver Channel
3/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Pine Beetle infestation, shorter winters leading to pollution, fire risk, health issues in Colorado    The Denver Channel FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- The pine beetle infestation, coupled with warmer/shorter winters and drought, is causing more pollution, fire risk and health concerns ...

Colorado Company converts shredded trees to carbon product - The Coloradoan
6/24/2017 3:00:00 AM
Colorado Company converts shredded trees to carbon product    The Coloradoan BERTHOUD — James Gaspard points to a pile of charred logs, burned in the 2013 Black Forest fire, and says, "What else were they going to do with it?".

Carbon Dioxide Has Been Naturally Stored For A Million Years In Colorado And Rocky Mountains - Science Daily (press release)
2/23/2008 3:00:00 AM
Carbon Dioxide Has Been Naturally Stored For A Million Years In Colorado And Rocky Mountains    Science Daily (press release) Earth scientists have found that carbon dioxide has been naturally stored for more than a million years in several gas fields in the Colorado Plateau and Rocky ...

Fire Management News Items
Wild Connections protects and restores Colorado wildlands - Colorado Springs Independent
12/5/2018 6:31:54 AM
Wild Connections protects and restores Colorado wildlands    Colorado Springs Independent The public lands we all consider part of our personal playground here in Colorado won't stay pristine and protected on their own. They rely on the collaborative ...

Better forest management won't end wildfires, but it can reduce the risks – here's how - SOURCE - Source
11/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Better forest management won't end wildfires, but it can reduce the risks – here's how - SOURCE    Source Editor's note: Courtney Schultz, associate professor of forest and natural resource policy at Colorado State University, and Cassandra Moseley, senior associate ...

Summer of fire: 2018 wildfire season breaks records in Northwest Colorado - Craig Daily Press
11/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
Summer of fire: 2018 wildfire season breaks records in Northwest Colorado    Craig Daily Press Like much of the West, Northwest Colorado saw one its most epic and most expensive wildfire seasons to date in 2018. The region is accustomed to dealing with ...

Officials: Two Elk Fire human caused, 100 percent containment expected - FOX 31 Denver
10/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
Officials: Two Elk Fire human caused, 100 percent containment expected    FOX 31 Denver MINTURN, Colo. -- The Two Elk Fire burning on the hillsides above Minturn has not grown in two days, the Upper Colorado River Fire Management Unit said ...

New Colorado Fire Crosses Into Wyoming, Forces Evacuations - K2 Radio
9/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
New Colorado Fire Crosses Into Wyoming, Forces Evacuations    K2 Radio Hunters and campers in southern Wyoming and Colorado have been forced to evacuate due to intense activity from a new wildfire that began just south of the ...

Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit now managing Boone Draw Fire; BLM temporarily closes public lands in vicinity - Craig Daily Press
9/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit now managing Boone Draw Fire; BLM temporarily closes public lands in vicinity    Craig Daily Press MAYBELL — Fire officials with the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit are now managing the more-than 6000 acre Boone Draw Fire, which is burning in ...

Seaman Fire: 150-acre blaze prompts voluntary evacuations, threatens homes, Poudre River - The Coloradoan
9/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Seaman Fire: 150-acre blaze prompts voluntary evacuations, threatens homes, Poudre River    The Coloradoan The Seaman Fire was about 150 acres and 25 percent contained as of 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to the U.S. Forest *Service*.

Containment on Rainbow Fire in Douglas County scaled back to 90 percent - KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News
8/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
Containment on Rainbow Fire in Douglas County scaled back to 90 percent    KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News DOUGLAS COUNTY – Hours after a News 5 report, the U.S. Forest *Service* scaled back containment on the Rainbow Fire burning about 10 miles north of ...

Colorado\'s 2018 Wildfire Season is One of the Worst on Record, and it\'s Not Over Yet - Government Technology
8/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
Colorado\'s 2018 Wildfire Season is One of the Worst on Record, and it\'s Not Over Yet    Government Technology The only larger wildfire season in Colorado in terms of acres burned was in 2002, when 926502 acres were destroyed.

Fires keep crews busy across region | Western Colorado - The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
8/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fires keep crews busy across region | Western Colorado    The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel Fire managers on Thursday continued working to try to limit the spread of the Turner Fire near Gateway as they also began mop-up work on a smaller fire near ...

International firefighters dispatched to fires burning in the West - Colorado Springs Gazette
8/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
International firefighters dispatched to fires burning in the West    Colorado Springs Gazette By week's end, 145 fire personnel from New Zealand and Australia will arrive to help fight fires across more than 1 million acres of the West.

Colorado wildfire update: Two largest wildfires largely contained, smaller fires continue to blaze - The Denver Post
7/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
Colorado wildfire update: Two largest wildfires largely contained, smaller fires continue to blaze    The Denver Post Smaller fires continue to blaze across the state, as Colorado's larger fires have been largely contained. Fire officials removed the state's two largest fires from the ...

Wildfire activity increases in Colorado - Wildfire Today
7/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
Wildfire activity increases in Colorado    Wildfire Today After having received some monsoonal moisture, Western Colorado apparently is drying a bit, and has quite a few active fires. Below is information provided by ...

Wildfire Air Support Is More Than Choppers And Tankers. Colorado Has Smokejumpers Too - Colorado Public Radio
7/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Wildfire Air Support Is More Than Choppers And Tankers. Colorado Has Smokejumpers Too    Colorado Public Radio Air crews say that this fire season started a lot faster and harder than expected.

Colorado wildfire update: Cooler, cloudy, wetter weather calms fires; lightning, floods raise dangers - The Denver Post
7/23/2018 3:00:00 AM
Colorado wildfire update: Cooler, cloudy, wetter weather calms fires; lightning, floods raise dangers    The Denver Post Showers and thunderstorms, some with periods of heavy rain and hail, swept over the mountains and onto the Eastern Plains of Colorado on Monday, helping ...

40 years on the firelines and a terror-filled day recalled by former Colorado Springs battalion chief - Colorado Springs Gazette
7/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
40 years on the firelines and a terror-filled day recalled by former Colorado Springs battalion chief    Colorado Springs Gazette Jim Schanel has feared for his life during his four-decade career as a wildland firefighter.

Meeker-area fires contained | Western Colorado - The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
7/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Meeker-area fires contained | Western Colorado    The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel Crews have all but corralled several wildfires that have been burning in Rio Blanco County.

Colorado Spring Creek Fire: Danish Man Charged With 141 Counts of Arson - Newsweek
7/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
Colorado Spring Creek Fire: Danish Man Charged With 141 Counts of Arson    Newsweek A Danish man living in the United States on an expired visa was charged Thursday with 141 counts of first-degree arson for allegedly starting the Spring Creek ...

Colorado wildfire update: Vigilance, caution still needed as blazes slow - The Denver Post
7/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
Colorado wildfire update: Vigilance, caution still needed as blazes slow    The Denver Post Wet weather hit areas of Colorado through the week, helping firefighters as they battle long-burning and newer blazes. Drier weather prevailed Friday in most ...

Spring Creek fire in southern Colorado at 70 percent containment - Colorado Springs Gazette
7/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
Spring Creek fire in southern Colorado at 70 percent containment    Colorado Springs Gazette The 107627-acre Spring Creek fire in southern Colorado was 70 percent contained Monday but poised to become Colorado's second-biggest fire, potentially ...

Northwest Colorado firefighters fighting new starts as containment reached on other fires - Craig Daily Press
7/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
Northwest Colorado firefighters fighting new starts as containment reached on other fires    Craig Daily Press CRAIG — Firefighters in northwestern Colorado continue to battle new starts, even as they secure existing fires. More than 100 firefighters worked with two ...

Colorado's 416 Fire raises wildfire uncertainties - Yale Climate Connections
7/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
Colorado's 416 Fire raises wildfire uncertainties    Yale Climate Connections The flames still raging in Colorado's 416 fire are raising questions and increasing concerns as firefighters weigh options ahead in a warming climate.

Southern Colorado wildfire flares up, damaging hundreds of homes - UPI.com
7/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
Southern Colorado wildfire flares up, damaging hundreds of homes    UPI.com July 5 (UPI) -- A wildfire flared up overnight, damaging or destroying some 250 homes in southern Colorado, fire officials said Thursday. The Spring Creek Fire ...

Verify: Should Colorado firefighters be using the 747 Supertanker to fight wildfires? - 9News.com KUSA
6/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Verify: Should Colorado firefighters be using the 747 Supertanker to fight wildfires?    9News.com KUSA One of the most frequently asked questions we get - right after "Why haven't pot taxes fixed all of Colorado's problems?" - is "Why isn't the 747 Supertanker used ...

Stage 1 fire restrictions begin Friday for Northwest Colorado - Craig Daily Press
6/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
Stage 1 fire restrictions begin Friday for Northwest Colorado    Craig Daily Press CRAIG — Stage 1 Fire Restrictions will begin for all unincorporated areas of Moffat County at 8 a.m. Friday, June 29 and continue until further notice.

Update: 416 Fire near Durango intensifies as weather stays dry - Farmington Daily Times
6/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Update: 416 Fire near Durango intensifies as weather stays dry    Farmington Daily Times New numbers: The 416 Fire near Durango, Colorado, grew by almost 600 acres overnight, showing heavy smoke due to new activity in the Clear Creek area.

Colorado 416 Fire Map Update: Massive Durango Fire 37 Percent Contained - Newsweek
6/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
Colorado 416 Fire Map Update: Massive Durango Fire 37 Percent Contained    Newsweek More than 500 Colorado fire personnel are working to contain the 416 fire outside of Durango, Colorado. Management of the destructive fire shifted from the ...

Update: People return to homes, businesses as 416 Fire slows - Farmington Daily Times
6/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
Update: People return to homes, businesses as 416 Fire slows    Farmington Daily Times FARMINGTON — The 416 fire near Durango, Colorado, showed minimal growth Wednesday, but will start showing more activity now that things are drying out, ...

Durango, Summit County Fires Deliver Same Message About the \'New Norm\' in Colorado - Government Technology
6/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Durango, Summit County Fires Deliver Same Message About the \'New Norm\' in Colorado    Government Technology (TNS) - On the morning of June 12, the sky over Summit County filled with glowing clouds of black smoke in just minutes. Summit County Fire & EMS received ...

Drought And Fire Threat Lead To Forest Closings - NPR
6/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Drought And Fire Threat Lead To Forest Closings    NPR Forest officials closed the San Juan National Forest in southwest Colorado because of "historic levels" of fire danger. The closure will affect local tourism ...

Anticipated rains not necessarily the antidote to rough fire season - The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
6/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Anticipated rains not necessarily the antidote to rough fire season    The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel Rains anticipated this weekend will alter fire threats to western Colorado, but they won't eliminate them.

Durango, Summit County fires deliver same message about the 'new norm' in Colorado - Colorado Springs Gazette
6/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Durango, Summit County fires deliver same message about the 'new norm' in Colorado    Colorado Springs Gazette On the morning of June 12, the sky over Summit County filled with glowing clouds of black smoke in just few minutes.

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Start Friday For Several Colorado Counties - KUNC
6/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Start Friday For Several Colorado Counties    KUNC Fire season is underway in Colorado. Fire restrictions are in place in several counties, with more going into effect at the end of the week – including.

Prescribed burns near Carbondale imminent - Aspen Times
4/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
Prescribed burns near Carbondale imminent    Aspen Times Firefighters with the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire and Aviation Management Unit (UCR) expect to conduct prescribed burn operations for the Cattle ...

Busy Wildfire Season Expected In Colorado - CBS Denver
4/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
Busy Wildfire Season Expected In Colorado    CBS Denver BOONE, Colo. (AP) — Fire officials are expecting a busy wildfire season in Colorado this year after an abnormally dry winter. Colorado's fire management ...

Firewise Communities News Items
Perry Park residents mitigating wildfire danger - The Denver Channel
6/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Perry Park residents mitigating wildfire danger    The Denver Channel 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 ...

Forest health survey: 834 million standing dead trees in Colorado - SOURCE - Colorado State University News
2/15/2017 3:00:00 AM
Forest health survey: 834 million standing dead trees in Colorado - SOURCE    Colorado State University News Over the last seven years, the number of dead trees standing in Colorado forests increased almost 30 percent, to an estimated 834 million trees – or nearly one ...

CSU resources help people prepare for and recover from wildfires - SOURCE - Colorado State University News
7/13/2016 3:00:00 AM
CSU resources help people prepare for and recover from wildfires - SOURCE    Colorado State University News When wildfire strikes, it can occur with little warning and spread very quickly. Firefighters always do their best to protect rural residents, but ultimately it is ...

Black Forest Fire recovery process has been long and diverse - Colorado Springs Gazette
11/30/2014 3:00:00 AM
Black Forest Fire recovery process has been long and diverse    Colorado Springs Gazette There are 154 new homes in the Black Forest neighborhood, and nearly 18 months after the devastating fire more than half of the hundreds of houses destroyed ...

Colorado third state to achieve 100 Firewise Communities - SOURCE - Source
11/6/2014 3:00:00 AM
Colorado third state to achieve 100 Firewise Communities - SOURCE    Source More than 100 Colorado communities have now earned Firewise Communities/USA recognition – an accomplishment achieved by only three states – for taking ...

Forestry Resources News Items
CSU confers degrees on Ram grads May 15-16 - SOURCE - Source
5/11/2015 3:00:00 AM
CSU confers degrees on Ram grads May 15-16 - SOURCE    Source Colorado State University will confer degrees on more than 4,000 graduates at the spring 2015 commencement ceremonies May 15-16. College ceremonies ...