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Monday, July 28, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Forest Service’

Udall Highlights Forest Service Findings to Manage

Udall Highlights Forest Service Findings to Manage Bark Beetle Epidemic

 Requested Report Last Year to Fine-Tune Public Safety, Mitigation Approach Plans Further Actions to Help Clear Colorado’s Dead Forests, Rejuvenate Forest-Management Industry Today, Mark Udall announced the findings from a report he requested from the U.S. Forest Service to study the bark beetle epidemic that has consumed millions of acres of Western forests. The report looks at the conditions that contributed ... Full Story

Tipton to Tidwell: Permit Process “Not Even

Tipton to Tidwell: Permit Process “Not Even Handed”

Tells Forest Service Chief that enforcement of new water clause could result in job losses at Powderhorn and other ski areas Washington, DC—In an effort to protect jobs and private water rights at Powderhorn and other ski areas, Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) today urged U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell to return to the use of the 2004 water clause and allow for adjustments moving forward. Earlier this month, Tipton participated in a Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, ... Full Story

Grey Rock Fire (Hewlett Gulch)

March 18, 10:41 update The Grey Rock Fire is now 100% contained. The fire is estimated at 17 acres and is located approximately one mile south-southeast of Greyrock Mountain near the Poudre Canyon on the Roosevelt National Forest. Firefighters will focus on mop up activities today. The fire was human caused; however, the details are still under investigation. The fire did receive light snow. The three trails previously closed (Greyrock, Greyrock Meadows, and Hewlett Gulch) are now open. ... Full Story

Forest Service Reopens Climbing Areas in Boulder

Forest Service Reopens Climbing Areas in Boulder Canyon

Boulder, Colo. (April 2, 2010) – The Forest Service has reopened some climbing areas in Boulder Canyon that were closed to protect golden eagles during their nesting season. Security Risk and the Blob Rock/Bitty Buttress areas are now open to climbing and other activities. These areas are located along State Highway 119, approximately 1.5 miles east of Boulder Falls. These closures help protect a long-established golden eagle nesting territory, including valuable alternate nest sites. ... Full Story

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