Environmental groups say the new forest plan for the GMUG “takes a major step backward” by increasing logging areas by 300,000 acres.
More training and new approaches are needed to fight fires in wildland urban interfaces, experts said Wednesday in Colorado Springs.
Up and down Colorado’s Front Range and in mountain counties, fire planners are trying anything and everything to make 2023 safer
A forthcoming bill would create a new board with powers to tell local governments how houses must be built in the wildland-urban interface
The money will go toward clearing trees and underbrush from national forests in 10 western states, including Colorado.
County leaders asked to approve the first plan in 34 years to handle a large swath of trees amid growth, fire danger and climate change.
The large wildfires we have experienced in Colorado and across the West threaten our homes while risking — and all too often, taking — the lives of residents and firefighters. Scientists studying the phenomenon know these big fires are the result of high temperatures and drought exacerbated by climate change and coinciding with high winds. […]
Members of the State Wildland Inmate Fire Team help fight some of Colorado’s largest fires. A 2021 law was supposed to smooth their path toward a full-time firefighting career, but none have been hired or have even applied.
SUMMIT COUNTY — The men stomp through the snow, snaking torches into stacks of timber and sparking flames. Soon, thin wisps of smoke turn dense and dark as orange flames lick the 10-foot tall piles of dead trees. Dozens of bonfires begin melting growing rings of snow, sending smoke high above Summit County last week. […]
As a wildland firefighter, I have witnessed the impacts of larger and longer fire seasons. I have smelled the charred earth and watched the soil blown away into dust. In 2020, Colorado had its most destructive fires to date, with the Cameron Peak and East Troublesome fires burning more than 402,725 acres; that’s equivalent to […]