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RMRS-RN-66: Living with wildfire in Log Hill Mesa, Colorado

Citation: Meldrum, James R.; Barth, Christopher M.; Falk, Lilia Colter; Brenkert-Smith, Hannah; Warziniack, Travis; Champ, Patricia. 2013. Living with wildfire in Log Hill Mesa, Colorado. Res. Note RMRS-RN-66. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 34 p.

Abstract: Over the past 50 years, Colorado has experienced an increase in the number and size of wildfires on its public and private lands. Nationwide, expenditures on wildfire suppression have increased for decades and now are measured in the billions of tax dollars. Current trends in climate changes, fuel accumulation from past wildfire suppression, and expansion of the wildland-urban interface (WUI), which means more development within areas of heightened wildfire potential, all suggest that continued increases in the costs of wildfires are likely.

Keywords: wildfire, Colorado, wildland-urban interface (WUI)

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USDA Forest Service - Rocky Mountain Research Station Publications
Publish Date: December 11, 2013
Last Modified: December 11, 2013

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