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Sunday, August 28, 2016
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Forestry Outreach & Education Event

contributed by Dan Wand

Please see attached flyer and schedule for a forestry education & outreach event co-sponsored by the San Juan Forest Health Partnership to be held on Wolf Creek Pass September 9 & 10th.  For more information or to register for the event, go to www.sanjuanheadwaters.org or feel free to give me a call if you have questions.

Thanks, Dan 




 Dan Wand
Assistant District Forester
Colorado State Forest Service
970-247-5250 (office)
970-749-2795 (mobile)


 CWPP and Homeowners’ Wildland Fire Beliefs and Behaviors Reports

contributed by Courtney Petersen

Please find attached two reports from the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Department at Colorado State University.

The first report, Homeowners’ Wildland Fire Beliefs and Behaviors: Results from Seven Colorado Wildland-Urban Interface Counties, is from a 2015 survey of homeowners in Chaffee, Clear Creek, Fremont, Gilpin, Grand, Park, and Teller Counties. The second report is the write-up of the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) inventory survey and interviews conducted between 2014 and 2015.

Homeowners’ Wildland Fire Beliefs and Behaviors

Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) inventory survey


EPIC Response From Landowner When Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Requests Access to Land

contributed by Steve Goodroad

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife sent a letter to a home/landowner asking for permission to access a creek on their property to document the decline in a certain species of unheard of frogs.

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Serious about addressing climate change? Build with wood

contributed by Bruce Benninghoff

In North America, the building sector accounts for about 37% of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. That represents a tremendous opportunity to reduce climate change by building more, and specifically taller, wooden buildings. A recent study by a team of scientists from Yale University and the University of Washington estimated that global CO2 pollution could be reduced by between 14% to 31% by using wood in place of steel and concrete. Clearly, it’s a massive opportunity.

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Drone-fired peanut butter pellets

The Daily Gazette

Black-footed ferrets are America's ferrets, the only ones native to this country - and they're in trouble. What better way to help save them than one of America's favorite contraptions, the drone?



Forest Farming

contributed by Donna Davis


I’ve been taking some agroforestry graduate courses & couldn’t help but think of you in the areas of forest farming. Do you think there might be some interest in sharing these ideas with your local Tree Farmer group sometime? These ppts are from the National Agroforestry Center.

Diversifying income and environmental biodiversity are some benefits.

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Invasive caterpillars increasing spread across Colorado forests

The Denver Post

Black-tusked tussock moth caterpillars are munching fir trees along Colorado’s Front Range, spreading across 25,000 acres in one year and forcing a $293,000 helicopter chemical assault to stop them.



3200 Years in one photo

contributed by
Steve Goodroad, Colorado Tree Farmer


One Photo, 126 Frames, 2 Billion Leaves, 247 Feet




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