Tag: Water Quality

Post-wildfire Stabilization Requires Quick Action, Sustained Commitment

Ayres staff examines the burn patterns surrounding Comanche Reservoir in January this year to evaluate potential mitigation. By Colin Barry, PG, CFM In 2020, Colorado experienced its largest wildfire in state history. The Cameron Peak fire started August 13 west of Fort Collins in the Arapahoe and Roosevelt national forests, destroying nearly 209,000 acres before… Read More »

Assessing the Impacts of a High-Alpine Wildfire

By Colin Barry, PG, CFM This year, Colorado experienced its largest wildfire in state history. The Cameron Peak fire started August 13 west of Fort Collins in the Arapaho and Roosevelt national forests, destroying nearly 209,000 heavily wooded acres before being contained on December 2. With the devastating blaze still smoldering, emergency crews rushed to… Read More »

Why Are Wetlands Critical? Think Flood Control, Clean Water

Can you think of a single popular saying that uses the word “bog” or “swamp” in a positive way? Good luck. Not that long ago, bogs and swamps were viewed as areas that were too wet for any productive use, home to buzzing mosquitos and strange plants. That image is changing. Bogs, swamps, marshes, and… Read More »