More Colorado fishing holes have closed this year than in the past 10. Anglers are rushing to fill their freezers.
Bad algae, low water levels and even intake repairs are putting fisheries out of commission. And nobody wants perfectly fine fish to go to waste, leading to “salvage” declarations.
A Colorado dashboard seeks to put a price on future wildfires, other natural disasters amid a warming climateBy Lucy Haggard Growth Primary category in which blog post is published
Blazes in Colorado, California may be part of a climate-driven transformation of wildfires around the globeBy Michael Kodas Wildfire Primary category in which blog post is published
Sports wagering is supposed to pump money into Colorado’s Water Plan, but the pandemic is tossing more uncertainty into the bet lawmakers made
Environmentalists are lining up against the plan to benefit Aurora, Colorado Springs and some Western Slope interests. The fight, they say, “will be as big as the Two Forks fight was.”
58 out of 64 counties are experiencing drier than normal conditions and that could mean wildfire trouble and result in crop losses
At least 76% of Colorado now is experiencing drought conditions, compared with 16% this time last year. That, combined with worries about the spread of COVID-19, has firefighters worried wildfire response will be tapped.
In all, nearly 70% of Colorado is abnormally dry or in moderate or severe drought,
Politically well-connected Renewable Water Resources has Gov. Bill Owens in its court, but a coalition of water warriors has fended off two other attempts
Deep mountain snow raised Lake Mead, Lake Powell water lines. But for the first time, supply cuts loom downstream.
The Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan inked this spring is triggering “a new era” of mandatory cuts for Arizona and Nevada
Climate change is transforming Western forests. And that could have big consequences far beyond wildfires.
The heat of a warming planet, like an artist’s palette knife on a canvas, etches its way across Western forests, slowly altering ecosystems that have flourished for centuries.
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.