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Sunday, February 9, 2020
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‘Living with fire is not easy’


contributed by
Karina Puikkonen
Communications Coordinator
Forest and Rangeland Stewardship
Warner College of Natural Resources


Wildfires are natural hazards that are becoming more intense and extensive with climate change. Scientists have previously described what major transformations should take place to contend with these fires, including the need to adapt to more fire on the landscape, change the way communities are designed, allow for more prescribed fire and thin fuels like brush and smaller trees.

“How do we design governance and policy approaches to get us to where we need to go?” asked Courtney Schultz, associate professor of forest and natural resource policy in the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University.

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New App Helps Design Buildings That Use
Biomass for Heat

contributed by

Teddy Parker-Renga
Associate Director of Communications and Communities
Colorado State Forest Service


With the coming of the winter heating season, the Colorado State Forest Service is debuting a new tool to help builders make new buildings more climate conscious and less dependent on non-renewable sources of energy.

The Biomass Ready tool helps builders, architects, engineers, planners and others in the building trade to design new buildings that can incorporate biomass as a heating source.

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Aerial Survey – Though Declining, Spruce Beetle Remains Top Priority for State and Federal Agencies

Please see attached and below for a news release about the results from last year’s aerial survey to monitor forest health conditions on millions of forested acres in Colorado. The survey is led by the USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region, and Colorado State Forest Service.

 If you have questions, please contact Teddy Parker-Renga with the Colorado State Forest Service at (970) 491-7698 or Vanessa Lacayo with the USDA Forest Service at (303) 275-5346.



New Release


Is Mass Timber The Path To Sustainable Construction?

contributed by
Craig Rawlings
Forest Business Network

As people become increasingly interested in the sustainability in all things, building construction was bound to find itself under scrutiny. Steel and concrete are notorious for their large environmental footprints. But they’ve historically been the only suitable answer as the primary load-bearing material for large, and especially tall, buildings.

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