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.

POTW: The Never Summer Wilderness

The Never Summer Wilderness. Tucked away on the western edge of Rocky Mountain National Park. With over 21,000 acres to explore and direct access via the Bowen/Baker trailhead (Note: At the time of publication, the access to the Never Summer Wilderness is closed at the park boundary due to the East Troublesome Fire) this has … Continue reading POTW: The Never Summer Wilderness

POTW: Spring in RMNP

Spring in RMNP, as that saying goes, hope springs eternal as a cow moose and her yearling offspring forage in the Kawuneeche Valley. Last fall the East Troublesome fire impacted over 193,000 acres of land in Grand County, including cutting through the heart of the Rocky Mountain National Park, jumping the continental divide and stopping … Continue reading POTW: Spring in RMNP

POTW: Nordic Adventures

For those that have been following our blog for the last three plus years know that Stella and I absolutely love the winter. It allows for us to enjoy our nordic adventures throughout Colorado and the mountain west. In this photo, we are nordic skiing at the Grand Lake Nordic Center. I am taking a … Continue reading POTW: Nordic Adventures

POTW: Life in the Kawuneeche Valley

Life in the Kawuneeche Valley, Rocky Mountain National Park, hope springs eternal. As cow and her calf forage about in the meadow in the spring of 2020.