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416 Fire

Added by yongli on 01/25/2021 - 14:14, last changed on 01/29/2021 - 15:44
Ignited by embers from a coal-fueled passenger train on June 1, 2018, the 416 Fire burned 54,130 acres of the San Juan National Forest in southwest Colorado. By the time it was fully contained on July 31, it had become the sixth-largest wildfire in Colorado history. Although the fire briefly...

Browns Canyon National Monument

Added by yongli on 03/11/2016 - 11:06, last changed on 05/11/2020 - 12:58
On February 19, 2015, President Obama designated 21,586 acres of scenic canyons, rivers, and backcountry forest in Chaffee County , Colorado, as the Browns Canyon National Monument. Browns Canyon is the eighth national monument designation within the state of Colorado. It provides visitors with...

Cameron Peak Fire

Added by yongli on 10/16/2020 - 14:44, last changed on 01/19/2021 - 08:36
The Cameron Peak Fire is the largest wildfire in Colorado history. It began on August 13, 2020, and burned 208,913 acres of the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests in western Larimer County . Thought to be human-caused, the fire ignited on the flanks of Cameron Peak some forty miles west of Fort...

Cayton Ranger Station

Added by yongli on 12/11/2017 - 15:09, last changed on 01/30/2021 - 09:33
The Cayton Ranger Station (also known as the Cayton Guard Station) sits just inside the White River National Forest , about eighteen miles south of Silt, Colorado. Built between 1909 and 1910 by James Grimshaw Cayton, one of the nation’s first rangers, the station originally consisted of an L-...

Conifers

Added by yongli on 01/28/2021 - 12:18, last changed on 01/28/2021 - 18:17
From the tall, straight lodgepole pines in the high Rockies to the short, gnarled piñons that guard the state’s canyons and grasslands , coniferous trees dominate Colorado’s natural environments and hold together important ecosystems. Commonly referred to as pines or evergreens, coniferous trees...

Hayman Fire

Added by yongli on 10/14/2020 - 13:57, last changed on 01/30/2021 - 09:45
Begun on June 8, 2002, after a US Forest Service employee started a fire at a campsite, the Hayman Fire is the third-largest wildfire in Colorado history. Across a wide swath of foothills between South Park and Colorado Springs , the fire burned nearly 138,000 acres—including 60,000 in just one day...

High Park Fire

Added by yongli on 10/15/2020 - 15:55, last changed on 10/21/2020 - 09:34
Ignited by lightning in early June 2012, the High Park Fire became one of the largest and most destructive wildfires in Colorado history, burning 87,415 acres along the Cache la Poudre River in the mountains west of Fort Collins . By the time it was fully contained on June 30, the High Park Fire...

Land and Resource Management in Colorado

Added by yongli on 01/23/2017 - 16:21, last changed on 11/06/2019 - 01:07
The ideologies of conservation and preservation have profoundly shaped Colorado’s physical landscapes and continue to shape Coloradans’ attitudes toward nature. Agencies such as Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and the United States Forest Service (USFS), multiple-use agencies, oversee the use and...

Pine Gulch Fire

Added by yongli on 02/08/2021 - 14:54, last changed on 02/13/2021 - 08:34
The Pine Gulch Fire was ignited by a lightning strike on July 31, 2020, about eighteen miles north of Grand Junction in Garfield and Mesa Counties. Over the next month, the fire grew to encompass more than 139,000 acres, making it the third-largest wildfire in Colorado history. The Pine Gulch Fire...

Ski Industry

Added by yongli on 09/13/2017 - 14:40, last changed on 04/17/2020 - 08:28
Colorado’s ski industry anchors the state’s thriving tourist economy. Built primarily on national forest lands, the state’s numerous ski resorts attract upwards of 12 million visitors annually, generating billions in revenue. Introduced to the state in the late nineteenth century, downhill skiing’s...

Squirrel Creek Recreation District

Added by yongli on 06/02/2017 - 14:41, last changed on 11/20/2019 - 10:49
Developed primarily between 1919 and 1924, the Squirrel Creek Recreation District in the San Isabel National Forest near Pueblo was one of the earliest recreational developments in a national forest and served as a model for many others to come. The recreation district is also notable for its...

Trappers Lake and Flat Tops Wilderness

Added by yongli on 09/14/2020 - 15:14, last changed on 02/05/2021 - 09:25
The Flat Tops Wilderness covers more than 235,000 acres of remote mountains and forests in Garfield , Rio Blanco , and Eagle Counties on Colorado’s Western Slope . Its most popular natural feature is Trappers Lake, the state’s second-largest natural lake, fed by the North Fork of the White River...

US Forest Service in Colorado

Added by yongli on 03/01/2016 - 16:24, last changed on 03/01/2021 - 01:07
Colorado enjoys a proud public lands heritage and a prominent place in US Forest Service (USFS) history. The state hosts many of the first forests reserved under federal law, which today are some of the most popular destinations within the national forest system. Origins ...

Wildfire in Colorado

Added by yongli on 05/09/2016 - 15:25, last changed on 03/04/2021 - 01:07
Coloradans have coevolved with fire. From early indigenous people to Euro-American colonizers, to modern government agents, humans have influenced the direction of fire as much as fire has influenced the course of people. The fire-adapted landscapes we see in Colorado today, as well as the rash of...
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