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Item Open AccessColorado forest health report 1992-95: a baseline assessment(Colorado State University. Libraries, 1995) McLain, William H., author; Schomaker, Michael, author; Rogers, Paul, author; Johnson, Susan, author; Colorado State Forest Service, publisherForest Health Monitoring has been active in Colorado since 1992. After four years of detection monitoring, this publication presents a baseline assessment of forest conditions in the state. Item Open AccessColorado forest stewardship guidelines to protect water quality(Colorado State University. Libraries, 1998-02) Colorado State Forest Service, authorColorado's forest lands supply beauty, clean water, abundant wildlife, minerals, recreation, and renewable resources such as forage and timber which support thousands of jobs. This book is dedicated to the stewardship of those resources - especially clean water. It describes the Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the protection of natural resources including water quality. Item Open Access"Make your home FireWise": a public service announcement from Woody D. Bree: coloring book(Colorado State University. Libraries, 1999) Babcock, Alan., author; Colorado State Forest Service, publisherThis coloring book contains simple guidelines for protecting homes and property from fire. Item Open AccessFirewise construction: design and materials(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2000) Slack, Peter, author; Firewise Community Prevention Partnership, publisherThis publication provides homeowners and builders in the Urban Wildland Interface with design and building techniques that can offer more protection from wildland or forest fires. The Urban Wildland Interface, or Interface, is any area where man-made buildings are built close to or within natural terrain and flammable vegetation, where high potential for wildland fires exists. Item Open AccessTrees for conservation: planning, planting, care(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2001) Colorado State Forest Service, authorEach day, ever-increasing demands are placed upon our land and its natural resources. This publication discusses tree planting as a step people can take to be better stewards of the land. Item Open Access2001 report on the condition of Colorado's forests(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2002) Colorado. Division of Forestry, author; Colorado State Forest Service, authorThis report is the first of what will be an annual investigation of critical forest health issues, including the identification of priority areas across the state where current forest conditions demand timely action. We rely on our rich forest resource for a wide variety of benefits and services, such as improved air and water quality, wildlife habitat, wood products and recreation. A number of natural and human-induced forces impact the ability of our forests to sustain this productivity over the long-term. In many regions of the state, current forest health conditions threaten this lasting sustainability. Ownership of Colorado's forests lies in the hands of a diverse group of federal, state, local, tribal, private and non-profit entities. But in a larger sense, we are all accountable for promoting the responsible stewardship of this valuable natural resource. In order to effectively redeem this stewardship responsibility, land managers, government leaders and the public should better understand the variety of interactions that led to our current forest conditions and what options we have in the future. This first annual report provides a sound basis from which to begin a public dialogue on the future management of Colorado's forests. Item Open Access2002 report on the health of Colorado's forests(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2003) Lewis, Paige, author; Wardle, Tom, author; Leatherman, Dave, author; Duda, Joe, author; Colorado. Division of Forestry, publisherThe 2002 Report on the Health of Colorado’s Forests reveals that many of our forested landscapes are under significant stress. Our changing human values and land management policies are partially responsible for this condition. But consecutive years of extreme drought have magnified existing vulnerabilities to insects, disease and wildfire.From widespread die-off in pinyon pine to record-setting wildfires on both the Front Range and the Western Slope, the events of the past year suggest that Colorado's forests need our attention. We demand and receive a number of benefits from our forested landscapes and watersheds. If we expect them to continue providing these services on a sustainable basis, we must identify those areas most at risk and work together to restore them to a more resilient condition. Item Open AccessColorado fires!(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2003-02) Swigart, Karen, author; Blinde, Bette, author; Jorda, Carrie, author; Colorado Foundation for Agriculture, publisherLast year in Colorado, more than 1,400 fires burned 370,000 acres. Several years of drought made 2002 one of our state’s worst fire years. When we don’t get enough rain and snow our forests are in more danger from fire than usual. With hot summer temperatures and wind the danger grows. Item Open AccessState of Colorado Wildfire Hazard Mitigation Plan: Colorado Multi-Hazards Mitigation Plan(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2003-02) Colorado State Forest Service, authorJuly 2002 update for fires in calendar years 2000 and 2001. Item Open AccessWildfire policy in transition: where there's smoke, there's .... mirrors(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2003-03-26) Hubbard, James E., author; Colorado State Forest Service, publisher Item Open Access2003 report on the health of Colorado's forests(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2004) Lewis, Page, author; Colorado. Division of Forestry, publisherThe 2003 Report on the Health of Colorado's Forests is the third installment in a series of publications intended to expand Coloradans' knowledge of and interest in our state's forest resources. Beginning in 2001, each of these Reports has presented valuable information on the diversity of our forests and highlighted some of the key issues that shape their current condition. At the heart of these documents is a challenge: What do we want from our forests and what do they need in order to continue to provide our desired benefits? The members of Colorado's Forestry Advisory Board have presented this question to numerous audiences, ranging from local civic groups to state officials and various professional associations. A number of communities have taken-up our challenge and begun engaging their residents in a dialogue about the condition and stewardship of their forests. Item Open AccessPreparing a community wildfire protection plan: a handbook for wildland-urban interface communities(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2004-03) Society of American Foresters, authorWritten to conform with the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003, this handbook covers an 8-step checklist for communities to involve government and other parties in assessing risk, establishing priorities, and developing an action plan to protect citizens, assets, and infrastructure from catastrophic wildfire. Item Open AccessLandowning Colorado style(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2005) Colorado State University. Cooperative Extension Service, authorProduced by a team with representatives from the Colorado Cooperative Extension Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Colorado Cattlemen's Association, Colorado Division of Water Resources, Colorado Dept. of Natural Resources, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Colorado State Forest Service, and Colorado Soil Conservation Board. Item Open AccessReport on the health of Colorado's forests 2004: ponderosa pine forests: special issue(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2005) Lewis, Page, author; Kauffman, Merrill R., author; Huckaby, Laurie S., author; Leatherman, Dave, author; Colorado. Division of Forestry, publisherThe 2004 Report on the Health of Colorado's Forests explores the unique issues and challenges of sustaining and managing ponderosa pine forests in the state. Subsequent reports will provide a similar investigation of the other major forest types that characterize Colorado's unique landscapes.