Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: Business and community partnerships can help create an environmentally sustainable future

At a time when the effects of climate change are felt across the country, including here in Colorado, it’s critical that we advance solutions like renewable energy and other clean technologies; invest in nature-based solutions such as trees; reduce waste, reuse items and recycle; and conserve water and other natural resources.  We can all play […]

Posted inEnvironment, News, Outdoors

Downed tree samples are aiding research of last snow season’s epic avalanche cycle in Colorado

By Scott Condon, The Aspen Times ASPEN — Mike Cooperstein and Jason Konigsberg maneuvered a 6-foot long cross-cut saw with menacing teeth into position Tuesday on a hulking spruce trunk that was ripped out of the ground by an avalanche in March 2019. “It makes a ringing sound when you get a groove going,” said […]

Posted inEnvironment, News

Colorado’s strong 2019 snowpack decreased bark beetle impact on trees

GRAND JUNCTION — Abundant Colorado snowpack helped reduce 2019 bark beetle activity impacting trees, but the following wet spring contributed to tree defoliation, a new report said. The findings were part of an annual U.S. Forest Service and Colorado State Forest Service aerial survey evaluating forest health impacts from insects and disease, The Daily Sentinel reports. […]