Fixing Colorado’s forests with the help of ‘citizen science’

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Fixing Colorado’s forests with the help of ‘citizen science’

A slash pile burns at the Frisco Peninsula during the annual Forest Collaboratives Summit in Frisco on Nov. 3. Representatives from more than 30 forestry groups across the state gathered in Frisco last month for the annual Colorado Forest Collaboratives Summit to discuss how they are handling beetle-damaged and sick forests throughout the state.
A snag of tree stands before a hillside left in the wake of an infestation of the mountain pine beetle near Frisco on July 14. Wildfires are burning hotter, bigger and more frequently across Colorado – causing budgetary headaches for the U.S. Forest Service.
Large gaps are shown on a hillside by snags of trees left in the wake of an the infestation of the Mountain Pine Beetle near Frisco, on July 14. Attendees at the annual Forest Collaboratives Summit in Frisco held Nov. 3 say community efforts around Colorado have helped foresters identify problem areas caused by beetle-killed trees in national forests.
Flames consume a slash pile at the Frisco Peninsula during the annual Forest Collaboratives Summit in Frisco on Nov. 3. The infestation of the Mountain Pine Beetle, which overran Colorado’s central mountain region in 2005, has destroyed trees throughout the region.

Fixing Colorado’s forests with the help of ‘citizen science’

A slash pile burns at the Frisco Peninsula during the annual Forest Collaboratives Summit in Frisco on Nov. 3. Representatives from more than 30 forestry groups across the state gathered in Frisco last month for the annual Colorado Forest Collaboratives Summit to discuss how they are handling beetle-damaged and sick forests throughout the state.
A snag of tree stands before a hillside left in the wake of an infestation of the mountain pine beetle near Frisco on July 14. Wildfires are burning hotter, bigger and more frequently across Colorado – causing budgetary headaches for the U.S. Forest Service.
Large gaps are shown on a hillside by snags of trees left in the wake of an the infestation of the Mountain Pine Beetle near Frisco, on July 14. Attendees at the annual Forest Collaboratives Summit in Frisco held Nov. 3 say community efforts around Colorado have helped foresters identify problem areas caused by beetle-killed trees in national forests.
Flames consume a slash pile at the Frisco Peninsula during the annual Forest Collaboratives Summit in Frisco on Nov. 3. The infestation of the Mountain Pine Beetle, which overran Colorado’s central mountain region in 2005, has destroyed trees throughout the region.
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