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Saturday, March 2, 2013
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Tax Tips for 2012

from Naomi J. Marcus                                    
Forest Stewardship Coordinator              
CSFS-Forest Management Div.  

Here are the latest 2012 tax tips for forest landowners that the USDA Forest Service released. This may be of value to your forest landowners. While we are happy to share this with any forest landowners who implement forest management practices, keep in mind that landowners need to seek further tax guidance from their tax advisor.

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Communities and Wildfire

from Carol Dollard, CSU Energy Engineer and Fire Fighter

Recent and prospective wildfire seasons in Colorado provide a sense of urgency to better communicate with residents, communities, and the general public about wildfire management. I'd like to invite you to a presentation/discussion on communities and wildfire led by Dr. Sarah McCaffrey. Sarah is a research social scientist with the US Forest Service Northern Research Station and is one of the foremost researchers on people and wildfire. She will be in Colorado in early March and on behalf of the Southern Rockies Fire Science Network, I am hosting a get-together at 4:30 PM, Thursday, March 7 in room 114 Forestry Building on the Colorado State University campus. Sarah will present on 10 years worth of research and there will be plenty of opportunity for Q&A and open discussion.


Tony Cheng
Colorado Forest Restiration Institute

Click for more information on:

Southern Rockies Fire Science Network: http://www.frames.gov/partner-sites/srfsn/home


HighParkFireRestoration.org website

from J.R. Astorga, Tree Farmer

This site has been created to assist in the restoration resulting from the affects of the High Park Fire of 2012. Volunteers, landowners and various organizations including county and state are brought together in this restoration effort. Information of work events and training will be found within this website.



Another Reason
to Thin your forest

from Jon Bell, Forestry Contractor and Inventor

With this recent snow, I'm reminded that thinned tree stands let much more of their snowfall fall all the way to the ground where more of it will soak in when it melts. Much of the snow caught in tree branches just evaporates back into the air without ever touching the ground. Another reason to thin.


Pine Beetle Outbreak Buffers Watersheds from Nitrate Pollution

from Dal Schaeferg>, Beetle Buster

Jan. 14, 2013 — A research team involving several scientists from the University of Colorado Boulder has found an unexpected silver lining in the devastating pine beetle outbreaks ravaging the West: Such events do not harm water quality in adjacent streams as scientists had previously believed

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