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Prescribed burns are a useful, albeit risky tool against the increasing danger of wildfires in the Western United States. But in the Country that gave us Smokey Bear, how do you convince the public that more frequent fires are the way to go? One way: data.  KBUT’s Christopher Biddle has the story.

Farmers Measure Carbon for Healthy Soil

May 2, 2018
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Farmers across a broad spectrum of the agriculture industry are embracing the ‘healthy soil’ movement. A key component of healthy soil is the amount of carbon it holds. But how can you tell? And how can you find out without disturbing the operations of a working farm or ranch? KBUT’s Christopher Biddle has more.

Colorado Parks & Wildlife

 


A popular late winter and springtime activity in Colorado is looking for deer and elk antlers in the woods for personal collection or sale. But Colorado Parks and Wildlife rules have changed this year. They are no longer limited to public lands in the Gunnison Basin and near Eagle; they now cover all public lands west of I-25. KBUT’s Chad Reich spoke with CPW’s Joe Lewandowski about the new rules, which went into effect on Friday.

Colorado State University Rare Plant Guide / Bernadette Kuhn

A researcher at Gunnison's Western State Colorado University was granted $75,000 from the US Fish & Wildlife Service to study a rare plant that grows on only 85 acres outside of the town and into Saguache County. KBUT's Chad Reich reports from Hartman Rocks, a recreation area outside of Gunnison, where most of the plant can be found.

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