Forest Service

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The U.S. Forest Service last week issued its final decision for a regional logging project, which has been reduced in size from the original proposal by more than 9,000 acres. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon spoke with Matt Reed of High Country Conservation Advocates about the shift.

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Early season snowfall means good news for resorts and winter recreation enthusiasts, but it’s not all sunshine and powder days. October storms in Colorado mean increased avalanche risk throughout the state. KDNKs Lucas Turner spoke to the Director of Forest Service National Avalanche center Karl Birkeland to find out more.

M. John Fayhee

Reporter M. John Fayhee joins KDNK's Gavin Dahl to explain what's next for federal land near El Jebel that is managed by the US Forest Service. It sounds like the White River National Forest will preserve the lower parcel of what Fayhee calls "pure riparian splendor" with public access trails to the Roaring Fork River. The upper parcel is 30 acres across three sections and could be leased or sold. Read all about it here.

Ranger Karen Schroyer shares about her time with the Aspen-Sopris Ranger District as she gets ready to move on after more than five years of service.

Bill Kight

Bill Kight once worked for the Forest Service protecting sacred indigenous sites. Here, he shares with Gwen Garcelon his perspective on fire and relationship to place.

White River National Forest Service


Many Roaring Fork Valley residents have noticed smoke on the horizon today. Kate Jerman, public affairs officer for White River National Forest, spoke with KDNK’s Gavin Dahl to explain why there is nothing to worry about.