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Forest Service

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National Forests Put Sept. Flood Damage At $17M

September flooding caused nearly $17 million in damage to roads, trails, campgrounds and other facilities in the Arapaho and Roosevelt national forests in northern Colorado.

11/09/2013

An image from the gathering at the Capitol on Tuesday (credit: CBS

Survivors Mark North Fork Wildfire Anniversary

Survivors of the Lower North Fork wildfire are marking the one-year anniversary of the blaze, but they’re not planning on getting any compensation from the state any time soon.

03/26/2013

Copter4 flew over the Galena Fire west of Fort Collins on March 15, 2013. (credit: CBS)

Galena Fire A Reminder Of Need For Better Air Support

Cold air and snow moved over the Galena Fire area in Larimer County giving fire crews some relief on Sunday.

03/17/2013

Lightning started 87,284 acre fire in June 2012, 259 homes destroyed, 1 Larimer Co. resident killed (credit: Copter4 on June 22)

Leaner Forest Service Prepares For Busy Wildfire Season

A leaner U.S. Forest Service is preparing for another busy wildfire season.

03/13/2013

Sen. Mark Udall (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Udall Criticizes Rejection Of Wildfire Amendment

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is criticizing his colleagues’ rejection of an amendment he says would have fully funded the Forest Service’s Wildland Fire Management Account ahead of next year’s wildfire season.

12/29/2012

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Federal Officials Say They’re Ready For Wildfires In Colorado & Other States

There have already been two major fires in Colorado this year, and federal officials say as more break out in the state this year they’ll be ready.

04/26/2012

The pine beetle (credit: CBS)

Federal Response Limited On Pine Beetle Epidemic

The U.S. Forest Service says budget cuts are forcing the federal government to limit its response to a bark beetle outbreak that has destroyed millions of acres of forests in the West, and scientists are trying to figure out what the forests will look like after the epidemic has run its course.

12/01/2011