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Colorado State Forest Service

Pine Sawfly (credit: ColoState.EDU)

Pine Sawfly Outbreak Reported South Of Denver

The Colorado State Forest Service says the pine sawfly, a native insect that defoliates ponderosa pines, has reached “epidemic” levels south of Denver.

07/31/2014

An image from Copter4 of the Lower North Fork Fire (credit: CBS)

Colorado Officials Advise More Fire Compensation

Five more victims of a deadly 2012 wildfire sparked by what was supposed to have been a controlled burn should get more than $1 million in compensation, the Colorado State Claims Board says.

04/10/2014

The pine beetle (credit: CBS)

Survey: Mountain Pine Beetle Infestation Slows

A new survey of Colorado forests indicates that the mountain pine beetle epidemic has slowed dramatically, but the spruce beetle outbreak continues to spread.

01/31/2014

Colorado State Forest Service Names New Director

The Colorado State Forest Service has a new director.

03/24/2013

A worker clears a tree killed by pine beetles. (credit: CBS4 File)

Aerial Survey Shows Beetle Infestation Spreading

An annual aerial survey of forest health in Colorado shows the mountain pine beetle epidemic is slowing dramatically, but the spruce beetle outbreak is expanding.

02/06/2013

Lower North Fork Fire (credit: CBS)

Colorado Giving $1.3M For Wildfire Recovery

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is providing $1.3 million for recovery in the Lower North Fork Fire burn area.

10/12/2012

An image of Ann Appel's burned out home from Copter4 (credit: CBS)

GOP: Set Up Panel To Pay Colorado Wildfire Victims

Republicans want to create a commission to pay victims of a wildfire southwest of Denver that killed three people and damaged two dozen homes.

04/24/2012

The scene in the Maxwell Hill neighborhood, just northeast of the burn area and near Deer Creek Canyon, on March 26 as the Lower North Fork Fire grew quickly. The fire didn't reach the Maxwell Hill area. (credit: CBS)

Changes Recommended To Colorado Wildfire Response

State officials are recommending organizational changes to the Colorado State Forest Service following a deadly wildfire that grew out of a prescribed burn the agency had set.

04/23/2012

Lower North Fork Fire (credit: CBS)

Report: No Criminal Violations In Lower North Fork Fire

A report released Wednesday afternoon shows there are no criminal violations related to the Lower North Fork fire.

04/18/2012

The scene in the Maxwell Hill neighborhood, just northeast of the burn area and near Deer Creek Canyon, on March 26 as the Lower North Fork Fire grew quickly. The fire didn't reach the Maxwell Hill area. (credit: CBS)

Report: More Fuel Than Expected In Lower North Fork Fire

A team of specialists says firefighters underestimated how much unburned vegetation remained at the site of a prescribed burn blamed for triggering a deadly wildfire.

04/16/2012

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