High Park Fire

11:35am

Wed August 1, 2012

3:25pm

Tue July 31, 2012
Environment

Fire Changes Course Of Mercury Study

The rainwater (wet) mercury collector was installed near Horsetooth Reservoir just four days before the High Park Fire. The rain gauge is on the left, and the precipitation collector is on the right.
Brian Wolff Colorado State University

Scientists already know that mercury can be a hazardous neurotoxin to both fish and anglers chowing down on their catches. But a plan to monitor the way the heavy metal cycles through the environment has taken on a new significance at a reservoir in northern Colorado. 

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5:00am

Thu July 26, 2012
Environment

Four Mile Fire Report Draws Lessons For 2012

The remains of a home destroyed by the 2010 Four Mile Canyon Fire west of Boulder.
Kirk Siegler

The US Forest Service has released its final report on the 2010 Four Mile Canyon fire that destroyed 169 homes west of Boulder.

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6:03pm

Wed July 25, 2012
Colorado Wildfires

What Does it Take to Rehabilitate the High Park Burn Zone?

The Young Gulch trail and others along Highway 14 are expected to remain closed for restoration work.
Grace Hood KUNC

4:32pm

Thu July 19, 2012
Wildfires

High Park Fire BAER Team Releases Report

Spot fires erupt in the High Park Fire burn zone June 27th, 2012
USDA CreativeCommons/Flickr

The High Park Fire Burned Area Emergency Response – or BAER team has released a treatment plan for restoring the more than 87-thousand acres that burned last month northwest of Fort Collins. 

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