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Category: Specific Organisms :: Trees
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As climate changes threaten California’s giant redwoods, the key to their salvation might be within them 8.2.2018 Washington Post
Weather extremes and harvesting continue to thin the ancient forests. Scientists are studying redwoods’ massive and complex genetic code as a possible way to save them.
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Mike Pence’s Colorado neighbors troll him with a ‘Make America Gay Again’ banner 31.12.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Vice President Pence and his family are in Aspen, Colo., this week for a holiday vacation.
Hickenlooper ready to fight “half-cocked” feds from changing state rules 30.12.2017 Denver Post: Local
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is working to keep the federal government from meddling in Colorado.
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The shot hole borer beetle could kill 38% of all trees in the L.A. region 30.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Pick a tree at random anywhere in Southern California and examine it closely. Chances are good that you will find small wet stains on its trunk. Those wet stains are most likely signs of a fatal tree disease that is spreading throughout the region at an alarming rate, and which has the potential...

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Forest Service puts brakes on Conundrum Hot Springs summer free-for-all with permits, required reservations for camping 2.11.2017 Denver Post: Business
After a decade of talking about how to ease the impact of humans on Conundrum Hot Springs, the Forest Service next summer will start requiring reservations for camping and charging fees to stay overnight in the backcountry.
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Project saved homes from fires, but can it be duplicated? 16.10.2017 AP National
SISTERS, Ore. (AP) -- Lightning started a forest fire one August afternoon near this Oregon tourist town, and it was spreading fast. Residents in outlying areas evacuated as flames marched toward their homes....
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Formerly barren part of Truckee River thrives after floods 15.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

RENO, Nev. (AP) — In December, Lori Leonard put finishing touches on a native vegetation project she hoped would repopulate a barren stretch of the Truckee River. Then she spent the rest of the winter wondering if her work would survive through spring. Historic levels of rain and snow submerged her work on the Tracy […]
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Acquisition of Willow Bay open space in Adams County was drawn out, but worth it, planners say 6.9.2017 Denver Post: Local
The Adams County Parks and Open Space Department acquired the 147-acre Willow Bay lake property to add to the Adams County Regional Park and Fairgrounds through grants from Great Outdoors Colorado, the Adams County Open Space Sales Tax and others
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2 restoration projects slated for Wallowa-Whitman forest 5.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

PENDLETON, Ore. — The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest has signed off on a pair of restoration projects to thin overly dense and beetle-killed tree stands. The East Oregonian reports the Split Rail Project will target mostly lodgepole pine within a 250-acre area. Dead and beetle-infested trees will be removed and replaced with ponderosa pine and Western […]
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Pro-marijuana group shoots for 2018 to propose recreational pot sales in Colorado Springs 30.8.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Advocates for legalized recreational marijuana sales in Colorado Springs set their sights on a 2018 ballot proposal.
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Carbondale bear activity highest in years 30.8.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Though it's not known as a bear hot spot like Aspen or Glenwood Springs, Carbondale's bear activity this year is the highest wildlife managers have seen in more than a decade.
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Aspen Skiing Co. tweaks tiny house experiment to accommodate more workers 30.8.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Aspen Skiing Co. uses model tiny home to show prospective seasonal employees an affordable housing option.
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Aspen Ideas Festival: Are the founding fathers overrated? 23.8.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
David Rubenstein asks, and tries to answer, the question, "Are the Founding Fathers Overrated?" He says they were talented and courageous people, who deserve all the credit they get for putting the country together and creating a durable constitution... but they could not figure out a way to deal with America's biggest original defect: slavery.
Michael Bennet is heading to Aspen for a town hall this week 10.8.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
The Colorado Democrat is slated to meet with voters from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Aspen High School. Doors open for the event at 3 p.m.
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Delta Dispatches: Building Land in Coastal Louisiana 7.8.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
On today’s show Mark Sickles from Weeks Marine joins the program to talk with Simone about all the wonderful work they are doing here in Louisiana and Dr. John Lopez, Director of Coastal Sustainability Program at Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation also joins the program to talk with Jacques about natural growth and plant development in the Louisiana marshes. Below is a transcript of this week's Delta Dispatches Podcast. Listen to the full recording here or subscribe to our feed in iTunes ...
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'Secret garden' filled with rare species open after century 27.7.2017 AP National
TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) -- Pink and yellow wildflowers burst from a lush bed of grass hidden from public view for more than a century. Towering trees and snow-capped mountains encircle the wild meadow, beckoning visitors to a largely untouched piece of California's Sierra Nevada....
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‘Secret garden’ filled with rare species open after century 27.7.2017 Seattle Times: Local

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Pink and yellow wildflowers burst from a lush bed of grass hidden from public view for more than a century. Towering trees and snow-capped mountains encircle the wild meadow, beckoning visitors to a largely untouched piece of California’s Sierra Nevada. Conservation groups bought the land in Lower Carpenter Valley north of […]
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Hunt for Preble’s jumping mouse at Rocky Flats comes up empty 23.7.2017 Denver Post: Business
The hunt is on for the Preble's meadow jumping mouse -- and so is a Trump-backed fight that holds it up as proof the Endangered Species Act needs to be changed.
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Lawyer representing canyon landowners warns Central Wasatch Commission to halt all work amid Mountain Accord lawsuit 18.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The public body created to guide development in the Wasatch Mountains should immediately halt its work until a court case challenging the Mountain Accord wraps up, an attorney warned Monday. The letter from Will Fontenot is the latest challenge to the Central Wasatch Commission, the public entity formed to enact policies concerning the mountains following years of work to create the framework, known as the Mountain Accord. Fontenot represents a group of canyon landowners challenging the Moun... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Pressure mounts on group created to guide future of the Wasatch Mountains 18.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The public body created to guide development in the Wasatch Mountains should immediately halt its work until a court case challenging the Mountain Accord wraps up, an attorney warned Monday. The letter from Will Fontenot is the latest challenge to the Central Wasatch Commission, the public entity formed to enact policies concerning the mountains following years of work to create the framework, known as the Mountain Accord. Fontenot represents a group of canyon landowners challenging the Moun... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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