Colorado to Host Gathering of Biomass Experts Looking at Wildfire Solutions

By Ryan Lockwood
Pagosa Daily Post
October 17, 2017
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: United States, US West

Although Colorado experienced a relatively moderate wildfire season in 2017, the current catastrophic losses faced by California and some other Western states highlight the need to address wildfire-prone forests on a regional basis. Yet an ongoing challenge to forest management in Colorado and throughout the West is finding profitable uses for the wood, or biomass, removed to make forests less susceptible to catastrophic wildfires. As part of this year’s recognition of National Forest Products Week – celebrated during the third week of October each year – Colorado is serving as the location for the first-ever gathering of forest products utilization specialists from states across the West, in the form of a newly formed Forest Utilization Network established by the Council of Western State Foresters. CWSF is hosting the first event in Denver this week.

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