What Does a Well-Mitigated Forest Look Like?

Dead or over-stressed forest - US Fish & Wildlife Service
Dead or over-stressed forest – US Fish & Wildlife Service

In 1944, the longest-running public service campaign in US history took off with the now-familiar message, “Only YOU Can Prevent Forest Fires”.

Now we have come to realize that this well-meaning approach has had devastating consequences. Our western forests, which evolved with fire as a controlling mechanism to prevent overgrowth, Continue reading “What Does a Well-Mitigated Forest Look Like?”

Betcha Didn’t Know This!

As we approach our Wildfire Season, thoughts may be turning to “When a wildfire happens and we have to evacuate, how does this all work? Who’s in charge? When will we find out if we have to leave? What should I do if I get an evacuation call, and who will it come from?”

Foothills Fire & Rescue home page bannerAlan Anderson, our Foothills Fire Protection District Fire Chief, offers this illuminating description of what, who, why, where, when and how… Continue reading “Betcha Didn’t Know This!”

Wildfire Wednesdays 2020, Entire Preso Series

Wildfires happen. They can be devastating, incredibly disruptive, and life-altering. In October 2020, the Colorado State University Extension presented a four-part offering on wildfire and related topics. Following are links to each of the four presentations (YouTube). If you’re more comfortable viewing static files, you can download (as PDFs) copies of the slides from each of the presentations. Continue reading “Wildfire Wednesdays 2020, Entire Preso Series”