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Thursday, April 3, 2014
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Intergenerational Land Transfer Webinar

Wednesday, April 16, 2:00 - 3:30 pm, Eastern Time

This webinar will explore the relationship between intergenerational land transfer and forest conservation. We will learn about intergenerational land transfer and available resources. We will also hear from private forest landowners who are planning for the transition of their forest land. Photo Credit Larry Kohrnak.

Webinar registration is open to all and attendance is free. Please contact Sara Comas (scomas@fs.fed.us) with comments, special accommodations, or to be added to the mailing list. 

Scheduled speakers to include:

·         Brett Butler US Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Forest Inventory and Analysis

·         Paul Catanzaro University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Department of Environmental Conservation

·         Allen and Ginny Nipper Private Land Owners, Landowner Legacy Communication

Please register in advance for this and future webinars. 

Visit our website for more information or to view past presentations.


The true Cost of Wildfire

Contributed by
Gloria J. Edwards
Program Coordinator, Southern Rockies Fire Science Network

Attached please find a new flyer advertising the upcoming Colorado Wildland Fire Conference in Glenwood Springs, April 16 and 17th. The speakers and programming are focused on exploring the total cost that wildfire and subsequent environmental damage presents to communities, and how city, county and municipal planners, managers, and officials can understand and plan for these costs. Go to www.wildfire-colorado.com for more information.

Conference flyer


Wildfire is Coming
Are You Ready?

Contributed by
Bill Gherardi
Consulting Forester

 Ready, Set, Go


Rare Orange Fire Fungus has a name: Neottiella hetieri

Contributed by
Shawna Crocker
Colorado State Forest Service
Project Learning Tree Coordinator

Here is the name and genealogy of the rare fire fungus found at the School in The Woods in the Black Forest last Oct.

The Mycology Dept. at the Botanic Gardens reported that it has been reported only twice before in this country-both times in Washington state. For more information, contact

 Vera Evenson, M.S.
Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi
Research and Conservation Department

Denver Botanic Gardens
909 York Street
Denver, CO  80206


 Vera is delighted to have a new species found here and expects to find more, given the increases in fires and other disturbances.


Scientific classification












(Cooke) Sacc. (1889)

Type species

Neottiella albocincta
(Berk. & M.A. Curtis) Sacc. (1889)


Neottiella albocincta
Neottiella crozalsiana
Neottiella hetieri
Neottiella ithacaensis
Neottiella microspora
Neottiella rutilans
Neottiella vivida




















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