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Learn from the burn: The High Park Fire 5 years laterAuthor(s): Sue Miller; Charles Rhodes; Pete Robichaud; Sandra Ryan; Jen Kovecses; Carl Chambers; Sara Rathburn; Jared Heath; Stephanie Kampf; Codie Wilson; Dan Brogan; Brad Piehl; Mary Ellen Miller; John Giordanengo; Erin Berryman; Monique Rocca
Source: Science You Can Use Bulletin, Issue 25. Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Research Station. 18 p.
Publication Series: Science Bulletins and Newsletters
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionIt has been 5 years since the High Park Fire burned over 85,000 acres in Northern Colorado, causing extensive property damage, loss of life, and severe impacts to the water quality of the Poudre River. In the fall of 2016, a conference was organized by the USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station and the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed to discuss what has been learned about our response to the fire. Topics covered (and discussed in this article) included how treatment areas were prioritized; the main effects of the High Park fire; the effectiveness of postfire treatments, and where to find the most recent postfire treatment planning tools online.
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CitationMiller, Sue; Rhodes, Charles; Robichaud, Pete; Ryan, Sandra; Kovecses, Jen; Chambers, Carl; Rathburn, Sara; Heath, Jared; Kampf, Stephanie; Wilson, Codie; Brogan, Dan; Piehl, Brad; Miller, Mary Ellen; Giordanengo, John; Berryman, Erin; Rocca, Monique. 2017. Learn from the burn: The High Park Fire 5 years later. Science You Can Use Bulletin, Issue 25. Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Research Station. 18 p.
KeywordsHigh Park Fire, Poudre River, postfire treatments. postfire erosion
- Postfire rehabilitation of the Hayman Fire
- Probabilistic soil erosion modeling using the Erosion Risk Management Tool (ERMIT) after wildfires
- Post-fire erosion and the effectiveness of emergency rehabilitation treatments over time
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