In Colorado’s San Isabel National Forest, along the eastern base of the majestic Sawatch Range on the west side of the Arkansas Valley, several trails skirt the edge of some of Colorado’s most accessible and scenic mountains.
Colorado Recreation & Environment
The centerpiece of Mesa Verde National Park, Cliff Palace was discovered in the late 1800s. Park archaeologists noticed a small crack in the masonry and then discovered the north wall was leaning precariously into the structure.
With the help of a supercomputer, UW hopes to model water resources in the Colorado River Basin, helping balance growth with the needs of downstream users.
Scientists are measuring mercury levels in a reservoir near Fort Collins to determine the impact of the High Park Fire.
Nitrogen pollution from cars, power plants and agriculture is affecting remote areas of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Land donated by a prominent rancher in the San Luis Valley is the basis for the USFWS’ Sangre de Cristo Conservation Area.
An estimated 100 miles of trails in San Isabel National Forest in central Colorado were impacted by a violent windstorm last winter.
While 4.2 million acres of national forest land is declared roadless, the 2012 rule allows for energy development and road construction in some areas.
Measurements at Niwot Ridge research station west of Boulder indicate changes to Colorado mountain zones are underway.
A move toward industrial-scale bioenergy using forest biomass could negatively impact ecosystem diversity.