Soldiers from the Colorado National Guard's 1157th Engineer Firefighter Company smother hot spots around Black Forest residential areas in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 14, 2013.
Credit U.S. National Guard photo Sgt. Richard McMullen/RELEASED
A state committee tasked with studying wildfire issues recently finished its work with several recommendations. Among them, a tax credit to encourage people to mitigate fire risks and a proposal to give individual counties more authority to cut down hazardous trees.
Fires in High Park in Poudre Canyon about 15 miles from Ft. Collins, Colo.
Credit Sgt. Jess Geffre / Official Army National Guard photo
Colorado wildfires are becoming increasingly costly and destructive. Since 2002, wildfires have destroyed roughly 2,000 structures according to federal fire data. In response to this growing risk, Colorado State University is launching a new center focused on creating wildfire management solutions “for the next generation.”