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Apparently a good fire every 10-20yrs
Sorry, wish it was that easy. Basically, it a global warming argument. Milder, shorter winters have resulted in a lower beetle kill year to year resulting in a population explosion that is taking it's toll on the pines. Effecting grizzly bears too since the pine nut is a large source of their summer diet and caloric intake.

Keeping an eye on the fires as well since I am headed out that way in the fall. Colorado is a big state in relation to the size of the wildfires.
actually it is that easy. We are not arguing what is causing the beetle explosion, I am simply saying fire is natures way of restoring equilibrium.

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There are 2 Pennsylvania Initial Attack crews currently "deployed" to Colorado right now. I was supposed to be out there, but a job interview tomorrow put a hault to my trip outwest. 2 more crews go "on the board" (basically a list that lets the Feds know that PA has 2 more crews ready to go) next week. If they call up for more crews from Pa, i'll be out there!

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Re: Checking on western fires - pix added

Killintime:

I have a tremendous amount of respect for the men and women fighting the western fires. 16 hour days, 100 degree temps (not counting the elevated temps near the fire), steep and rough terrain plus high elevations. Top it off with the discomfort of body gear, weight of tools and the element of danger and it sounds like a job that Mike Rowe would feature on his show.

If you go, best of luck and thank you.
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There are 2 Pennsylvania Initial Attack crews currently "deployed" to Colorado right now. I was supposed to be out there, but a job interview tomorrow put a hault to my trip outwest. 2 more crews go "on the board" (basically a list that lets the Feds know that PA has 2 more crews ready to go) next week. If they call up for more crews from Pa, i'll be out there!
Hey KT. Don't be doing no "shake and bake" if you get out there.

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The west is on fire and it isn't even August yet. Things could get a lot worse before hunting seasons begin.
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Job interview??? You just started one!!
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Job interview??? You just started one!!
LOL It's for a forester position with Michuax. step up from forest Technician

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Job interview??? You just started one!!
LOL It's for a forester position with Michuax. step up from forest Technician
I figured it was a job within. Good luck!
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Re: Checking on western fires - pix added

Its getting very bad out here. Fontenelle Fire started Sunday afternoon, and is currently at 17000+ acres, and still 0% contained, unfortunately burning most of the areas I hunt. With the dry, hot spring mixed with the beetle kill, who knows how far it will go. May burn the entire Wyoming Range until it stops. Animals are on the run, as elk and bear have been spotted about 10 minutes from town. Some rain would be a godsend.
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Its getting very bad out here. Fontenelle Fire started Sunday afternoon, and is currently at 17000+ acres, and still 0% contained, unfortunately burning most of the areas I hunt. With the dry, hot spring mixed with the beetle kill, who knows how far it will go. May burn the entire Wyoming Range until it stops. Animals are on the run, as elk and bear have been spotted about 10 minutes from town. Some rain would be a godsend.

Sorry to hear that. Prayers sent for some rain for you guys.
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