Bringing Tech Innovation to Wildfires

Bringing tech innovation to wildfires: 4 recommendations for smarter firefighting as megafires menace the US Satellites can quickly detect and monitor wildfires from space, like this 2017 fire that encroached on Ventura, California. NASA Earth Observatory/Joshua Stevens Natasha Stavros, University of Colorado Boulder Record-breaking fires over the past decade suggest the western U.S. has entered … Continue reading Bringing Tech Innovation to Wildfires

Western Fires are Burning Higher in the Mountains

Western fires are burning higher in the mountains at unprecedented rates in a clear sign of climate change Mojtaba Sadegh, Boise State University; John Abatzoglou, University of California, Merced, and Mohammad Reza Alizadeh, McGill University The Western U.S. appears headed for another dangerous fire season, and a new study shows that even high mountain areas … Continue reading Western Fires are Burning Higher in the Mountains

Another dangerous fire season is looming in the Western U.S.

Another dangerous fire season is looming in the Western U.S., and the drought-stricken region is headed for a water crisis Dry conditions across the West follow a hot, dry year of record-setting wildfires in 2020. Communities were left with scenes like this, from California’s Creek Fire. Amir Aghakouchak/University of California Irvine Mojtaba Sadegh, Boise State … Continue reading Another dangerous fire season is looming in the Western U.S.

National Park Week 2021

Prior to the start of National Park Week 2021, I posted a question on Facebook: "What is your favorite National Park?" I was astonished to learn that Rocky Mountain National Park did not make the top 5. THe Top 5: Yellowstone National Park took top honors, which is almost a given considering that it is … Continue reading National Park Week 2021

Earth Day 2021

Happy Earth Day 2021... I am pleased to introduce the premier of Stella's song, "Wildfires Lead To Wildflowers," accompanied by photos of our journeys across Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and various national forests. Stella's song was drawn from last years East Troublesome Fire that swept through the Arapaho … Continue reading Earth Day 2021

Black Bear Lodge of Grand Lake: Casual Comfort

Are you looking for a comfortable place to stay in Grand Lake, Colorado? Look no further than Black Bear Lodge of Grand Lake! This is our preferred place to stay during the winter months when we visit the area for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. It is located right off of US Hwy 34 on the … Continue reading Black Bear Lodge of Grand Lake: Casual Comfort

Summer Gear: Are You Ready?

Summer Gear: Are You Ready? Grand County is anticipating another busy summer season. Last year, companies producing outdoor recreational gear/products experienced record-breaking sales, as people sought the outdoors as a respite from the COVID pandemic. This has resulted in near depletion of everything used for outdoor recreation, and the industry is working diligently to catch … Continue reading Summer Gear: Are You Ready?