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Thursday, Nov 20, 2014
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Colorado State Forest Service Now Accepting Seedling Tree Applications

Contributed by
Ryan Lockwood
Public and Media Relations CoordinatorColorado State Forest Service

 The Colorado State Forest Service Nursery is now accepting applications on a first-come, first-serve basis for more than 40 varieties of low-cost seedling trees and shrubs. Seedlings ordered now will be distributed statewide next spring.



Tree Sale

Contributed by
Jamie M. Dahl
Experiential Learning Coordinator
Colorado State Forest Service and
Warner College of Natural Resources

Have a festive holiday and help support the Alpha Chapter of the Society of American Foresters by purchasing a tree from CSU’s student foresters. Our lodgepole pine trees are hand‐harvested from the Pingree Park Campus and promote a healthy, well‐managed forest through stand thinning and ladder fuel removal. All proceeds from tree sales support the SAF Alpha Chapter and provide student foresters the opportunity to utilize their skills by practicing sustainable forestry in the field.

Please print and return attached order form to room 103 in the Forestry Building by Friday, November 21 at 4:00 p.mOr email orders to forestrystudentscsu@gmail.com

Trees will be available to pick up on campus in early December (dates to be announced) and can be paid for at that time. Please contact forestrystudentscsu@gmail.comwith any questions.

Thank you for your support and happy holidays from SAF!

 Tree Order Form


Colorado wildfire activity near historic low this year

Forest Service makes headway on forest health treatments

by Bob Berwyn
The Colorado Independent

"Through early November, the state saw just 803 wildfires that burned across 29,400 acres, the smallest wildfire footprint since 2007."

"By contrast, in 2013, wildfires in Colorado burned across 195,000 acres, including the 14,280-acre Black Forest Fire in June, second-costliest in state history, and the 110,405-acre West Fork Fire complex, the state’s second-largest wildfire ever, behind the 2002 Hayman Fire."

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Wildfire prevention or forest destruction?

Mountain communities question forest service clearcutting

by Josh Schlossberg
Boulder Weekly

"The U.S. Forest Service is undertaking logging with the goal of keeping communities and the forest safe from wildfire. The project is funded by taxpayers to the tune of $1,200 per acre. But some locals, upset about the changes to the forest they know and love, are questioning if logging can really protect their homes and whether wildfire is as much of a threat to the forest as they’re being told." 

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Perspectives on the Poudre

Contributed by
Bob Sturtevant
Longs Peak SAF Chapter

The Center for Collaborative Conversation is partnering with the Poudre Runs Through It to host a world cafe forum on sustaining the health and productivity of the Poudre River. This event will be held at:
New Belgium Brewery on
December 9, 2014 from 6-8 PM.



High Park Fire - Study Recruitment

Contributed by
Daniel Beveridge
Engine Module Leader
Colorado Division of Fire Prevention & Control,
Northeast Region

The current owner of the Supply Cache, Diane Bauer, is now working on a master's degree from WCNR here at CSU.  I am helping to distribute the attached recruitment flyer for her study.  She is looking to interview folks that experienced a loss of any sort during the fire.  Her intent with the project is to better determine needs of survivors of major wildfire events.





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