Forests are dry and firefighters face perilous conditions due to COVID-19. As we look toward the long weekend, it’s more important than ever to heed fire restrictions and think twice about putting smoke in the air.
In 2017, the city rolled out its Denver Composts program to all single-family residences in hopes to reduce the waste sent to landfills. But as of last month, less than 13 percent of eligible households are enrolled. Will officials be able to close the gap?
Recent studies show that current agricultural methods are fanning the flames of climate change, but Colorado’s next generation of farmers are thinking—and planning—outside the box with techniques like permaculture.
A prescribed fire on the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch jumped its boundary on Wednesday, prompting evacuations in a nearby neighborhood. Though the Elk fire is small, it’s an unfortunate turn of events for proponents of controlled burning.
America’s farmers are aging, and Colorado isn’t immune from the trend. But the state’s next generation of agricultural producers—who are educated, well-intentioned, and focused on sustainability—offers a glimmer of hope for the future.
Colorado is in the midst of a trail-building bonanza. But research has revealed an inconvenient truth: The humans recreating on these trails are negatively impacting wildlife populations throughout the state. Is there a way to spend time in the backcountry responsibly without endangering the state’s fauna?