Colorado forests http://kvnf.org en Climate Change Measured on Open Spaces near Aspen http://kvnf.org/post/climate-change-measured-open-spaces-near-aspen <p>In the future, the forests surrounding Aspen will look different. Already, mountain shrubs are replacing some Aspen stands and changing the complexion of the area, likely due to due a warming climate.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Neighboring </span>Pitkin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County is now tracking these shifts on open space properties.&nbsp; Two local non-profit organizations are helping. The new data is thanks to a pair of towers that’s tracking things like soil moisture and temperature.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 17:36:53 +0000 Marci Krivonen 18539 at http://kvnf.org Climate Change Measured on Open Spaces near Aspen KVNF Regional Newscast, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-regional-newscast-wednesday-november-13-2013 <p></p><p><strong>Headlines</strong></p><ul><li>State Lawmakers to Review Bills on Water, Wildfire, &amp; Poverty</li><li>Ruptured Pipe Leaks Contaminated Water at&nbsp;Cañon&nbsp;City Uranium Mill</li><li>Pitkin County Tracking Changes to Forests</li><li>Republican Lawmakers Criticize Patagonia's Involvement in Fracking Debate Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:41:37 +0000 Travis Bubenik 18533 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: Fall in August? http://kvnf.org/post/iseechange-fall-august <p>Though we’re barely a week into August, some signs of fall have started to appear in western Colorado.</p><p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 15:33:08 +0000 Travis Bubenik 14131 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: Fall in August? KVNF Local Newscast, Thursday, February 21, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-local-newscast-thursday-february-21-2013 <p><strong>Headlines:</strong></p><ul><li>Forest report reveals damage by spruce beetles</li><li>Miners back to work at Elk Creek in Somerset</li><li>$895 million price tag to clean uranium tailings from Arkansas River</li><li>Controlled burns planned for some 12,000 acres on Western Slope</li><li>Increased ozone linked to oil and gas drilling in Eastern Utah</li><li>Playoff time for local hoops players, wrestlers go to state</li></ul><p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 15:26:20 +0000 Eric Goold 6810 at http://kvnf.org 2012 Forest Health Report http://kvnf.org/post/2012-forest-health-report <p>The spruce beetle is now outpacing the mountain pine beetle as the biggest insect threat to Colorado forests. The information was released to lawmakers in the annual Forest Health Report on Wednesday. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.</p><p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:27:29 +0000 Bente Birkeland 6807 at http://kvnf.org