Latest Hayman Fire Stories

Climate Is Just One Factor in Wildfires
2012-07-04 15:05:02

It's shaping up to be a fiery summer across the United States. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, as of July 3, 45 large active wildfires are currently burning in 15 states. Combined, these fires have scorched nearly three-quarters of a million acres. Since January 1, wildfires have burned nearly 2.2 million acres across the country, including devastating blazes in Colorado and New Mexico. We asked JPL Climatologist Bill Patzert to discuss the recent wildfire outbreak and...

Wildfires Across Colorado Seen By NASA Satellites
2012-06-27 10:06:09

Nearly half of the United States' airborne fire suppression equipment was operating over Colorado on June 25, 2012, CNN reported, as tens of thousands of acres burned. Fires raged in southwestern Colorado, northeastern Colorado, and multiple locations in between. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image on June 23, 2012. Red outlines approximate the locations of actively burning fires. The High Park and Weber Fires...

2009-09-28 15:00:00

DENVER, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced a collaborative conservation partnership - "Treasured Landscapes: The Hayman Restoration Partnership - Working Together for Healthy Forests and Clean Water" - between Vail Resorts, the National Forest Foundation (NFF) and the USDA Forest Service, which will be one of the most comprehensive forest health and watershed public-private partnership post-fire restoration projects...

2008-07-21 03:00:25

By Hazlehurst, John While insects and disease alter ecosystems over many years, severe wildfires can destroy entire forests in a few days. The 2002 Hayman fire burned 138,000 acres in less than 10 days -- and the conditions that produced that fire are present in 36 percent of the local forest. "The forested areas surrounding Woodland Park have been identified as a unique and serious fire hazard to the residents of Teller County," according to the The Catamount Landscape Assessment....

2005-09-28 16:52:44

Just released analyses by USDA Forest Service researchers reveal underlying patterns in wildland arson. Research forester Jeff Prestemon and economist David Butry, both from the FS Southern Research Station economics unit at Research Triangle Park, NC, have developed a model that can help law enforcement agencies better predict where and when fires might be set in wildland areas and adopt strategies to reduce the risk of arson. Over 1.5 million fires are set by arsonists each year in the...

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