At the height of the now contained Galena Fire, officials noted most air resources for fighting the fire were unavailable or out of service.
Senator Mark Udall met with more than a dozen stakeholders in Northern Colorado Tuesday to discuss recovery efforts since the High Park Fire and a path forward into the 2013 wildfire season.
An annual aerial survey of forest health in Colorado shows the mountain pine beetle epidemic is slowing dramatically, at the same time the spruce beetle outbreak is expanding.
Colorado Democratic Senator Mark Udall is urging the U.S. Forest Service to accelerate their acquisition of eight new firefighting air tankers ahead of the impending wildfire season.
Colorado’s worst fire season since 2002 has yet to be fully extinguished. Despite recent snowfall the Fern Lake Fire continues to smolder in Rocky Mountain National Park, and has been since October.