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    The Beaver Creek fire burns in the Routt National Forest in northwestern Jackson County in late June 2016.
    Beaver Creek Fire, 2016



Martin E. Alexander, “Fuels Description in Lodgepole Pine Stands of the Colorado Front Range” (master’s thesis, Colorado State University, 1979).

William L. Baker, “Indians and Fire in the Rocky Mountains,” in Fire, Native Peoples, and the Natural Landscape, ed. Thomas R. Vale (Washington, DC: Island Press, 2002).

Lincoln Bramwell, Wilderburbs: Communities on Nature’s Edge (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2014).

Karl Brauneis, “Fire Use during the Great Sioux War,” Forest Management Today 64 (Summer 2004).

Harry B. Clagg, “Fire Ecology in High-Elevation Forests in Colorado” (master’s thesis, Colorado State University, 1975).

Colorado State Forest Service, “Are you Firewise?” n.d.

Colorado State Forest Service, “Colorado Firewise Communities,” 2016.

Colorado State Forest Service, “Fire Ecology in Colorado,” n.d.

Colorado State Forest Service, “Interface Areas of High Wildfire Risk in Colorado,” September 2004.

Colorado State Forest Service, “Wildfire History,” n.d.

Joseph A. Donnegan, Thomas T. Veblen, and Jason S. Sibold, “Climatic and Human Influences on Fire History in Pike National Forest, Central Colorado,” Canadian Journal of Forest Research 31 (2001).

Firewise Communities, “Firewise at NFPA: A brief history,” n.d.

Kevin Hamm, “Colorado wildfires, major fires from 1971–2013: Interactive graphic,” Denver Post, June 7, 2014.

Robin Wall Kimmerer and Frank Kanawha Lake, “The Role of Indigenous Burning in Land Management,” Journal of Forestry 99 (November 2001).

A. S. Leopold, S. A. Cain, C. M. Cottam, I. N. Gabrielson, and T. L. Kimball, “Wildlife Management in the National Parks: The Leopold Report,” Crater Lake Institute, March 4, 1963.

Stephen J. Pyne, “Consumed by Either Fire or Fire: A Review of the Environmental Consequences of Anthropogenic Fire,” in Global Environmental History: An Introductory Reader, eds. J. R. McNeill and Alan Roe (New York: Routledge, 2013).

Thomas Michael Power, “Avoiding a New ‘Conspiracy of Optimism,’” in The Wildfire Reader: A Century of Failed Forest Policy, ed. George Wuerthner (Washington, DC: Island Press, 2006).

Stephen J. Pyne, Fire in America: A Cultural History of Wildland and Rural Fire (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1982).

Stephen J. Pyne, Fire: Nature and Culture (London: Reaktion Books, 2012).

Stephen J. Pyne, “Green Fire Meets Red Fire,” in After Preservation: Saving American Nature in the Age of Humans, eds. Ben A. Minteer and Stephen J. Pyne (Chicago: University Press of Chicago, 2015).

Stephen J. Pyne, Tending Fire: Coping with America’s Wildland Fires (Washington DC: Island Press, 2004).

V. C. Radeloff, R. C. Hammer, S. I. Stewart, J. S. Fried, S. S. Holcomb, and J. F. McKeefry, “The Wildland-Urban Interface in the United States,” Ecological Applications 15 (2005).

Kevin C. Ryan, “Forest Fire Hazard and Risk in Colorado” (master’s thesis, Colorado State University, 1976).

Will Steffen, Jacques Grinevald, Paul Crutzen, and John McNeill, “The Anthropocene: conceptual and historical perspectives,” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 369 (January 2011).

United States Forest Service, “Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests,” n.d.

United States Forest Service, “The National Forests of Colorado,” n.d.

Gerald W. Williams, “American Indian Fire Use in the Arid West,” Forest Management Today 64 (Summer 2004).

Additional Information: 

Colorado State Forest Service.

Thomas R. Vale, ed., Fire, Native Peoples, and the Natural Landscape (Washington, DC: Island Press, 2002).

George Wuerthner, ed., The Wildfire Reader: A Century of Failed Forest Policy (Washington, DC: Island Press, 2006).