User: flenvcenter Topic: Land-Regional
Category: Land Management :: Forestry
Last updated: Oct 07 2014 16:30 IST RSS 2.0
 
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A baseball stadium showcases the beauty of old trees 7.10.2014 Writers on the Range
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Stagecoach tailwaters receive face lift 6.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
A popular fly-fishing stream at the tailwaters of Stagecoach Reservoir received the finishing touches of a complete restoration during the weekend as part of a project by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Heavy use by fishermen throughout the years had adversely impacted the riparian habitat alongside the creek that runs from Stagecoach Reservoir, causing erosion, a lack of riparian vegetation and the widening of the stream, all of which aren't great for fish, according to Billy Atkinson, an aquatic biologist with Colorado Parks and Wildlife. “Most anglers don't realize what walking through a patch of vegetation could cause,” said Atkinson, who helped spearhead the restoration project. “A lot of people don't really understand the connection between a healthy riparian zone and a healthy fishery.” The restoration project has been in the works for more than three years and involved the use of heavy machinery to re-contour the stream to be narrower, to avoid having areas where the water could be too shallow for ...
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Storm hammers Valley, cuts power to 100,000 28.9.2014 azcentral.com | Arizona Elections
A storm flooded roads, delayed flight, toppled trees and knocked out traffic lights in the Valley on ...
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Fire damage to mill another blow to timber town 17.9.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
WEED, Calif. (AP) — Besides destroying or damaging scores of homes and other structures, a fast-moving wildfire struck a blow at the economic vitals of this struggling Northern California timber town, knocking its last wood products mill offline for an undetermined amount of time.
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Colorado Garden to-do list for September 2014: Plant, aerate, harvest! 6.9.2014 Denver Post: Lifestyles
Where did the summer go? It's not exactly over. There's no need to dust off the snow shovel quite yet. But you will want a sturdy basket for harvesting all those home-grown fruits and vegetables — and tough garden gloves to begin the important fall chores that will save you time next spring.
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Forestry fandango 2.9.2014 Current Issue
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Phoenix arborist plants hope for more trees 31.8.2014 azcentral.com | news
Richard Adkins built his boyhood love of trees into a career, helping communities around the world understand their ...
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California environmentalists decry feds' fire plan 28.8.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service officials say they tried to balance competing interests in a plan that will allow loggers to remove trees killed in a massive central California wildfire last year, but environmentalists have called it a travesty and are threatening to sue.
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After Day 2 at a major, this scene looks familiar 9.8.2014 Durango Herald
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Rory McIlroy tracked the flight of his drive as long as he could against the rain clouds over Valhalla on Friday, not quite sure where it landed. He turned to his caddie for confirmation and asked, “Was it good?”“Beautiful,” said J.P. Fitzgerald, his eyes still fixed on a shot that...
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Golf: Rory McIlroy cruises to PGA Championship lead; Tiger Woods misses cut 9.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Louisville, Ky. • On a soggy day at Valhalla, Rory McIlroy put himself in a familiar position — at the top of the leaderboard in the PGA Championship. For Tiger Woods, this also is becoming the norm. Another major disappointment. He’s heading home for the weekend. McIlroy, the overwhelming favorite from Northern Ireland, started on the back nine after a 50-minute rain delay Friday, made a couple of early birdies, then claimed the outright lead for the first time when he rolled in a 30-foot eagle...
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How did the District 22 candidates answer our questions? 6.8.2014 azcentral.com | Arizona Elections
Get the details on Arizona's Legislative District 22's House and Senate ...
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Breaking down old practices: Forest Service, Confluence Energy open new chapter in timber management 3.8.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Riding in the passenger seat of a company pickup on a dirt Forest Service road just shy of the Blacktail Creek Campground in Grand County, Confluence Energy’s Don Sanford surveys the landscape that surrounds the remains of a 2,200-acre timber sale. Out there, where stands of aspen trees still fill the horizon, where wildflowers in full bloom cover the ground and where the mountain vistas are rarely seen by human eyes, Sanford sees opportunity. Slash Material left behind by logging companies after a timber sale has been completed. Normally includes the limbs’ tops and remains of lodgepole pines that have been cut down. The material normally has been pushed into huge piles. Slash piles Near the landing area of a logging operation. This material is mostly just tree parts, but also may contain rocks, metal parts and other items that the lumber company left behind. Landing area A small area of a logging operation where trees are processed and then loaded onto trucks to be shipped to sawmills. Sawmill A ...
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Breaking down old practices: Confluence Energy powering the future with diversity 3.8.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The process of creating bio-based products begins deep in the forest-filled mountains of Northwest Colorado, at the end of recently abandoned logging roads and somewhere in the 20-foot-plus-high piles of twisted limbs, logs and tree parts left behind by logging companies that have taken what they can use. Slash Material left behind by logging companies after a timber sale has been completed. Normally includes the limbs’ tops and remains of lodgepole pines that have been cut down. The material normally has been pushed into huge piles. Slash piles Near the landing area of a logging operation. This material is mostly just tree parts, but also may contain rocks, metal parts and other items that the lumber company left behind. Landing area A small area of a logging operation where trees are processed and then loaded onto trucks to be shipped to sawmills. Sawmill A facility that processes raw timber into lumber for shipping and sales. Chipping Raw timber is placed into a machine that reduces it to chips that ...
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Bridgestone is Woods’ bridge to finish 31.7.2014 Durango Herald
AKRON, Ohio – Tiger Woods finds out over the next two weeks if his season is over or just getting started.The first stop is Firestone, where Woods is an eight-time winner and the defending champion. After that, he heads to Valhalla Golf Club for the PGA Championship, where he won in 2000 on his way to an unprecedented sweep of the...
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SLC says pain worth the gain in Miller Park’s restoration 27.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
The owls are screeching in Salt Lake City’s east-side Miller Park Bird Refuge — and so are the backhoes. After months of consulting and clashing with neighbors and the Great Salt Lake Audubon over restoration plans for the park straddling Red Butte Creek, the city has begun work on a project that will thin out nonnative trees, fortify stream banks and improve trails. But city officials have taken note of the discord and have amended their plan. Crews will remove fewer trees in the short term in...
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Deadly fungus spreads in Everglades, killing trees 25.7.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
MIAMI (AP) — A fungus carried by an invasive beetle from southeast Asia is felling trees across the Everglades, and experts have not found a way to stop the blight from spreading.
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British Open 19.7.2014 Durango Herald
HOYLAKE, England – A brief look at the second round Friday at the British Open: LEADING: Rory McIlroy with a 6-under 66 and is at 12-under 132. TRAILING: Dustin Johnson, with a tournament-best 65, is four shots behind. STILL PLAYING: Tiger Woods made his only birdie on the last hole for a 77 to make the cut on...
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Tree branch cuts power lines, electricity for up to 500 18.7.2014 azcentral.com | Arizona Elections
Officials: A tree branch felled power lines in an east Phoenix backyard, triggering a house fire and power ...
Forest refuge 17.7.2014 Durango Herald
HAYCAMP MESA – The U.S. Forest Service and the Veterans Fire Corps program are helping military veterans transition from military duty to civilian life.Veterans coming home from foreign wars sometimes struggle with abrupt culture shock of life outside the military.Steven Cooper, now a program coordinator with the...
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Garden to-do list for July 11-17: Fight rabbits, nurture tomatoes 11.7.2014 Denver Post: Lifestyles
Mid-July in the Colorado garden is time to thwart rabbits and fix blossom-end rot on tomatoes.
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