Federal agencies helping Colorado recover

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

DENVER, Colo (KKCO) The U.S. Forest Service, Department of the Interior, Department of Defense, and FEMA continue to support efforts to protect Colorado life, public safety, and aid in community recovery.

On June 29th, President Obama approved a disaster declaration for Colorado providing additional support to state and local officials responding to the fires, as well as federal assistance for individuals affected by the High Park and Waldo Canyon fires.

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  • by jumpinjackflash on Jul 7, 2012 at 08:17 PM
    If the USFS, BLM and other government agencies had been doing their jobs all these years many of these catastrophic fires would not have occured. Pine beetle kill, could have been mitigated through timbering as well as better management techniques. Twenty years ago forests had 40 to 80 stems per acre they now have 400 to 1,200 stems per acre. Thanks to environmentalists blocking timbering and the USFS buckling to their pressure. Excessive fire suppression, roadless rules, too many trees per acre and now beetle kill have all contributed to a catastrophic fire season. This year's heat and drought made the inevitable a reality.. So thanks a lot mismanaged bloated governmebt agencies, but I for one wish you had been proactive and had done your jobs....caring for the national forests.
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      by Disgusted on Jul 8, 2012 at 04:18 AM in reply to jumpinjackflash
      Stop muddying the propaganda with the facts!
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