Forestry and timber

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Spruce, fir sale designed to combat budworm infestation

A logging sale proposed on the San Juan National Forest north of Dolores is tapping into the spruce and fir market, but is also designed to combat the Western spruce budworm infestation. If...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Friends of Chicken Creek receive Mancos Valley award

For traditional skiers who don’t need a chairlift ride up the mountain, the Chicken Creek Nordic ski area near Mancos offers an authentic winter experience. The 17 miles of rolling groomed trails...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Biochar seen as potential market for forest

A type of biomass may be an untapped market for the vast stands of ponderosa pine in the San Juan National Forests that are in dire need of thinning. Ponderosa timber does not have a very lucrative...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service seeks input on tree plan northeast of Dolores

The Dolores Ranger District is seeking public input and ideas regarding a vegetation management proposal for an area 20 miles northeast of Dolores around Taylor and Stoner mesas. The national...

DATE: June 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Winter snowpack reduces wildfire outlook

A wildfire forecast and the status of commercial logging were discussed at a Dolores Public Lands forum put on by Firewise of Montezuma County. The educational event was in honor of fire...

DATE: April 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Forest Service wants Purgatory to deal with hazardous trees

After several years of urging from San Juan National Forest officials, Purgatory Resort is considering undertaking a vegetation management plan that would include removing hazard trees from the ski...

DATE: April 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

House hears wildfire bills

WASHINGTON – With current budget constraints known as sequestration in effect, members of Congress face tough choices, but as wildfire season gets underway, two bills meant to control blazes...

DATE: July 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Politics burn through wildfire discussion

DENVER - Federal agriculture and interior chiefs took a jab at Congress during an event Tuesday near Denver, asking for lawmakers to spend more money on wildfire-prevention measures. Agriculture...

DATE: June 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

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Forest bill clears hurdle

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers on Thursday advanced a measure aimed at offering local jurisdictions more control over managing wildfires on federal lands. The Resilient Federal Forests Act passed a packed...

DATE: June 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

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Politics burn through wildfire discussion

DENVER - Federal agriculture and interior chiefs took a jab at Congress during an event Tuesday near Denver, asking for lawmakers to spend more money on wildfire-prevention measures. Agriculture...

DATE: June 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - News

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Forest bill clears hurdle

WASHINGTON – Lawmakers on Thursday advanced a measure aimed at offering local jurisdictions more control over managing wildfires on federal lands. The Resilient Federal Forests Act passed a packed...

DATE: June 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Politics burn through wildfire discussion

DENVER – Federal agriculture and interior chiefs took a jab at Congress during an event Tuesday near Denver, asking for lawmakers to spend more money on wildfire-prevention measures. Agriculture...

DATE: June 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News