Colorado forests

NEWS
10:36 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Climate Change Measured on Open Spaces near Aspen

Scientists hike snowy trails to reach one of two soil moisture towers located on Pitkin County Open Space properties.
Marci Krivonen/Aspen Public Radio

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.

Neighboring Pitkin County is now tracking these shifts on open space properties.  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.

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NEWS
9:41 am
Wed November 13, 2013

KVNF Regional Newscast, Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Headlines

  • State Lawmakers to Review Bills on Water, Wildfire, & Poverty
  • Ruptured Pipe Leaks Contaminated Water at Cañon City Uranium Mill
  • Pitkin County Tracking Changes to Forests
  • Republican Lawmakers Criticize Patagonia's Involvement in Fracking Debate
iSeeChange
9:33 am
Tue August 6, 2013

iSeeChange: Fall in August?

Yellowing Aspen trees along Kebler Pass
Credit Patty Kaech-Feder

Though we’re barely a week into August, some signs of fall have started to appear in western Colorado.

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Local Newscast
8:26 am
Thu February 21, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Thursday, February 21, 2013

Listen to the newscast.

Headlines:

  • Forest report reveals damage by spruce beetles
  • Miners back to work at Elk Creek in Somerset
  • $895 million price tag to clean uranium tailings from Arkansas River
  • Controlled burns planned for some 12,000 acres on Western Slope
  • Increased ozone linked to oil and gas drilling in Eastern Utah
  • Playoff time for local hoops players, wrestlers go to state

Capitol Coverage
7:27 am
Thu February 21, 2013

2012 Forest Health Report

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.

Listen to Bente's report.