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Wildfire extent and severity influences the streamwater chemistry, sediment and temperature of individual basins during five years following Colorado’s Hayman Fire
ABSTRACT The 2002 Hayman Fire was the largest fire in recent Colorado history. The extent of high severity combustion and its location in watersheds that deliver drinking water to metropolitan Denver focused public attention on the effects of wildfire on … Continue reading
Abstract (Wildfires, Water Quality, Pollution – Sediment) Fire behavior regulates the effects of forest fire on watershed processes. During the 2002 Hayman Fire, high-severity crown fire killed the overstory forest and consumed forest floor on forty percent of the area … Continue reading
Using tree recruitment patterns and fire history to guide restoration of an unlogged ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir landscape in the southern Rocky Mountains after a century of fire suppression.
Abstract (Wildfires, Wildfire Rehabilitation) Tree age and ﬁre history were studied in an unlogged ponderosa pine/Douglas-ﬁr (Pinus ponderosa/Pseudotsuga menziesii) landscape in the Colorado Front Range mountains. These data were analyzed to understand tree survival during ﬁre and post-ﬁre recruitment patterns … Continue reading
Abstract (Wildfires, Forest Ecology, Forest Management) Montane coniferous forests and woodlands in the Front Range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains have been subject to increased wildfire in recent years. The area and intensity of these fires is strongly dependent upon … Continue reading
Summary (Pollution, Wildfires, Recreation, Forest Disease, Forest Ecology, Forest Management, Community Preparedness, Restoration Areas) This report compiled by the Colorado State Forest Service contains information on the current state of forests in Colorado as well as projections as to future … Continue reading
Landscape Patterns of Montane Forest Age Structure Relative to Fire History at Cheesman Lake in the Colorado Front Range.
Abstract (Forest Ecology, Wildfires) Lack of Euro-American disturbance, except fire suppression, has preserved the patterns of forest structure that resulted from the presettlement disturbance regime in a ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir landscape at Cheesman Lake in the Colorado Front Range. A mixed-severity … Continue reading
Upper South Platte Watershed Protection and Restoration Project: Pike & San Isabel National Forests. Annual Report 2002.
Brief Summary (Stakeholders, Wildfires) This report stems from a partnership between seven primary partners, each seeking involvement with the Upper South Platte Watershed. This particular report stems from a reaction to the intensity of the fire season of 2002, and … Continue reading
Using the Forest Vegetation Simulator to Reconstruct Historical Stand Conditions in the Colorado Front Range.
Abstract (Forest Ecology, Forest Management, Wildfires) Pre-settlement ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir forests of the Colorado Front Range were open and heterogeneous. Logging, grazing, and fire suppression over past 100 to150 years have altered stand structure by changing diameter distributions and increasing overstory … Continue reading
Summary (Community Preparedness, Wildfires) How to protect your property from wildfires, safety precautions to take and checklists. Link: http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/natres/06304.html Dennis, F. (1999). Natural Resources Series: Forestry, no. 6.304.
Summary (Wildfires, Forest Ecology, Community Preparedness, Forest Management) This report demonstrates the work of the WPHFI (Woodland Park Healthy Forest Initiative Area) and the Front Range Roundtable in classifying an area of 63,500 acres, seeking to assess fire risk and … Continue reading