Trinchera Blanca Ranch in the San Luis Valley of Colorado is proving new techniques to manage forest health. (John McEvoy, Special to The Colorado Sun)

This Colorado ranch-made-lab is turning beetle-kill trees into lumber in the name of forest health

Trinchera Blanca Ranch has three 14ers, large elk herds and thousands of acres of dying trees that are fueling a thriving business and new experiments in forest health management.

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