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Sunday, November 5, 2017
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Wildfire panel discussion 11/14/17

contributed by
Weston Toll
Watershed Coordinator
Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed


On Tuesday November 14th, join the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed for a panel
discussion about wildfires. Hear from experts about how wildfire patterns are changing & what we can do to address the issues. This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 5pm.



The Three-Legged Stool

videos contributed by
Southern Rockies Fire Science Network

Doak Nickerson, district forester for Nebraska Forest Service, talks about the "three-legged stool" approach to creating and managing fire-tolerant forests and healthy land management in northwest Nebraska.

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contributed by
John Janowski
Colorado State Tree Farm Committee Chair


I work regularly with the various Colorado Congressional Representatives and recently went to DC for the Annual Fly-In.  Additionally, the NPAC committee and Tree Farmers country-wide have been targeting their Congressional representatives.  I have been working with each of our representatives throughout the states and held 8 meetings while in DC on this trip.

Here is what we have been working on: 

10+ Badass Trees That Refuse To Die No Matter What

contributed by
Mike Burns
National Woodland Owners Association

Trees have been around for about 370 million years, and as you can from these incredible pictures, there's a good reason why they've survived for so long. Whether they're growing in the middle of gale-force winds, on the tops of rocky platforms, inside concrete tunnels, or even growing out of each other, trees know how to survive in places that few living organisms can



The Secrets of the 'Humongous Fungus'

How one of the biggest living organisms in the world got so big

written by


Twenty-five years ago, James Anderson discovered a fungus that expanded the possibilities of life on Earth.

It was a single fungus of the genus Armillaria, weighing an estimated 22,000 pounds and spread over a remarkable 15 hectares. The organism had been growing for around 1,500 years, more than a millennium before the land under which it grew even became the state of Michigan. When Anderson and his collaborators wrote it up in Nature, they suggested it was “among the largest and oldest living organisms” in the world.



Pine beetle poses threat to Southwest Colorado forests

3 species combine to kill ponderosa trees near Vallecito

contributed by
Nicki Rutt, Tree Farmer

The western pine beetle hit the tree’s main body. The ips beetle worked on the top of the tree, as well as its limbs. And the red turpentine beetle ate away at the base of the tree.

“Any one of those beetles don’t necessarily do enough to kill a tree, but when they all get together, you start seeing mortality,” Fitzgerald said. “The length and number of different kinds of beetles attacking all at once is unprecedented as far as we know.”





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