Scientists are measuring mercury levels in a reservoir near Fort Collins to determine the impact of the High Park Fire.
Rocky Mountain Forests
Research derived from ponderosa pine forests in the Southwest indicates that while low-severity surface fires are common historically, today’s large-scale forest fires are enabled by fire-suppression efforts and other human activities.
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.
A move toward industrial-scale bioenergy using forest biomass could negatively impact ecosystem diversity.
Research suggest that mountain pine beetles are maturing faster than previously thought with two generations of young bugs attacking vulnerable pine forests throughout Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West.
A new study finds that climate change may spark more forest fires in the Yellowstone ecosystem, resulting in a shift from mature, old-growth forests to younger forests and woodlands.
The dreaded mountain pine beetle is wreaking havoc on northern Front Range forests, according to aerial detection surveys.
Measurements at Niwot Ridge research station west of Boulder indicate changes to Colorado mountain zones are underway.
The proposed Colorado Roadless Rule from the USDA, which drew criticism for resource extraction loopholes, is open for public comment on the federal Regulations.gov website.
Confirming widely held fears about the migration of the mountain pine beetle, Alberta scientists found that the mighty insect is moving east in Canadian forests.