The “rototilling” effect most happens wherever salmon are found in high densities, such as British Columbia, Alaska and some individual streams in the Pacific Northwest.
Decreased Rocky Mountain snowpack has slowed the winter release of heat-trapping CO2 gases from forest soils into the atmosphere, according to scientists.
The study identified two categories of wildlife values: wildlife existing for human benefit, and the desire for a world in which humans and wildlife can live side-by-side without fear.
A research team studied the recolonization of the canine predator in the Bow Valley of Banff National Park.
Colorado Division of Wildlife tracking crews found seven lynx kittens born to two mothers, marking the second consecutive year reproduction was documented in the agency’s lynx reintroduction program.
Every raindrop, every snowflake that falls on Colorado is collected in one of our 94 watersheds and sent to the Pacific or the Atlantic Oceans via one of 10 major river drainages.
Work was underway in late 2002 to stabilize soils and remove hazardous trees from the most heavily used areas. Rehabilitation work, including aerial seeding and mulching, was also conducted.
The study applied global climate models that indicate Rocky Mountain National Park will face milder winters and warmer summers in the future.
Wildfires burned over 7.1 million acres of public and private lands during the summer of 2002, mostly in the western U.S. While battling these fires, 21 firefighters were killed.
The White River National Forest encompasses 2.3 million acres in north-central Colorado west of the Continental Divide and straddling I-70. It includes one-sixth of national forest system lands in Colorado, but accounts for about 30 percent of recreational use.