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Wild Connections will screen the PBS video, “Colorado Experience: Forests of Change” webinar from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, February 22. The screening will be followed by a Q&A about our regional forests.

Coloradans have treasured their forests, on public or private lands, in the past and present, but given the threats of drought, wildfire, and recreational overuse, no one knows what the future will bring.

This steep-slope cut-to-length equipment uses tracks and a winch to perform logging operations on slopes as steep as 70 percent. The U.S. Forest Service proposes to use this equipment for the first time in Colorado to harvest beetle-kill timber that would otherwise contribute to heightened risk of forest fire in the Monarch Pass area (courtesy photo).

The ‘Forests of Change’ video describes how “humans have had a relationship with forests for eons.  But today, Colorado’s forests are changing, potentially altering this intrinsic connection.

The video will follow scientists and historians as they work to understand this transformation.  Viewers will learn how to decipher tree rings, analyze aerial imagery, and learn of Colorado’s long history to unroot the causes and consequences of Colorado’s changing forests.”

Wild Connections has been mapping climate change, refuges and wildlife corridors.  They invite the public to join them for this webinar for a deeper understanding of what is happening in our forests, especially as we advocate for more protection in the Pike-San Isabel National Forest.

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