US Forest Service

Horsemanship Still a US Forest Service Tradition

Jun 3, 2021
Amy Hadden Marsh/KDNK

In a world where technology promises more efficiency, the US Forest Service still relies on horses and mules for backcountry work. In late May, rangers from the White River National Forest got comfortable with a pack string of horses from Wyoming at the Gus Darien Arena. KDNK’s Halle Zander and Amy Hadden Marsh report.


Wilderness Workshop: USFS Should Shelve Aspen Project

Apr 20, 2021
Amy Hadden Marsh/KDNK

The US Forest Service has proposed a 375,000-acre aspen forest treatment project for the entire White River National Forest. The project could take up to 180 years to complete. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Will Roush of  Wilderness Workshop about the project and the problems.

Marble Braces for ATV Season

Mar 31, 2021
Jon Kovash

The town of Marble has been getting...louder. And off-highway vehicles, better known as ATVs, are to blame. Marble town administrator Ron Leach spoke with KDNK about the issue.

Snow Slows Colorado Wildfire Season

Nov 4, 2020
Steve Skinner

Late October's early winter storm dumped about a foot of snow in various parts of Colorado and helped calm a few worrisome wildfires. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks with David Boyd, Public Information Officer for the White River National Forest, to get an update on the Grizzly Creek, Cameron Peak, and East Troublesome Fires.

The Geeks

Grizzly Creek Fire Deputy Incident Commander Evans Kuo joins Geekspeak hosts Louie and Matt to describe fire imaging tech.

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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.

Small Fire South of Rifle Benefits Ecosystem

Jul 31, 2019
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US Forest Service officials are monitoring a lightning-caused wildfire near the headwaters of Middle Mamm Creek. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.

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Hanging Lake visitors will not have to make reservations to hike up to the lake this summer. The US Forest Service has delayed putting its management plan for the popular tourist destination into action for another year. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke to Aaron Mayville, district ranger for the Eagle/Holy Cross District of the White River National Forest, to find out why. Click here for tips for a happy hike to the lake.

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National Wildlife Federation released a report that highlights the increasing threat of megafires in the United States. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with NWF President and CEO Collin O’Mara, who is lobbying in Washington DC for a fix. The report can be accessed here.