Forest Service http://kajx.org en Glenwood Conference: Fire Officials Look At "True Costs" Of Wildfire http://kajx.org/post/glenwood-conference-fire-officials-look-true-costs-wildfire <p></p><p>The story of wildfire in the west is increasingly bleak. Fires are bigger, the wildfire season’s longer, and homes are increasingly built on lands at risk to fire. That’s the situation surrounding a wildfire conference in Glenwood Springs this week. Firefighters, elected officials and government workers met to try and find solutions. As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports, one idea is to expand biomass production.</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 17197 at http://kajx.org Glenwood Conference: Fire Officials Look At "True Costs" Of Wildfire Less Funding for Weed Management on White River National Forest http://kajx.org/post/less-funding-weed-management-white-river-national-forest <p></p><p>Officials at the White River National Forest are anticipating significant cuts to their noxious weed management program. Funding to fight invasive species on the Forest has declined in recent years and it’s beginning to impact the land. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:57:04 +0000 Marci Krivonen 14474 at http://kajx.org Less Funding for Weed Management on White River National Forest Plan Looks at Future Oil, Gas Development on White River National Forest http://kajx.org/post/plan-looks-future-oil-gas-development-white-river-national-forest <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The White River National Forest is working toward the final stages of updating its oil and gas plan. The document sets out rules for the energy industry, like where and when they can operate on the Forest. And, it could impact what happens in the Thompson Divide. The agency is updating the old plan partly because oil and gas operations have advanced in the area. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 12665 at http://kajx.org Plan Looks at Future Oil, Gas Development on White River National Forest Crews Chip Away at Large-Scale Wildlife Improvement Project http://kajx.org/post/crews-chip-away-large-scale-wildlife-improvement-project <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Forest Service is chipping away at plans to improve habitat on 10’s of thousands of acres in the Roaring Fork Valley. The large-scale project includes thinning overgrown vegetation in areas like the Frying Pan and Crystal River Valleys. Aspen Public Radio's Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;reports.</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 19:10:38 +0000 Marci Krivonen 9378 at http://kajx.org Crews Chip Away at Large-Scale Wildlife Improvement Project Red Canyon Firefighting Costs Top $1 Million http://kajx.org/post/red-canyon-firefighting-costs-top-1-million <p>Once again, this summer, the Western United States saw plenty of forest fires. Many of them, like California’s Rim Fire, continue to burn. When the flames are extinguished, the dollar signs emerge. States handle fire suppression costs differently. In Colorado, it depends on what kind of land is burning and how big the blaze is.</p><p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 23:27:39 +0000 Marci Krivonen 6952 at http://kajx.org Red Canyon Firefighting Costs Top $1 Million