Udall Applauds Administration Efforts to Protect Coloradans from Wildfire
With wildfire season already under way, Mark Udall applauded senior administration officials for helping to protect Colorado from wildfire.
Tidwell to express his concerns about whether the agency's aging air tanker fleet is capable of keeping Coloradans safe in a timely and effective manner.
■Udall passed a bill to facilitate a land swap between the Sugar Loaf Fire District and the U.S. Forest Service.
■Udall announced the preliminary findings from a scientific study on the 2010 Fourmile Canyon fire in Boulder County, which was conducted at Udall's request.
■Udall requested a report, which looks at the conditions that contributed to the bark beetle outbreak, the U.S. Forest Service response, ways to address it, and what to expect from the "new forest" as it regenerates.
■Udall helped preserve Colorado’s timber industry, which is key to healthy forest management, by encouraging the U.S. Forest Service to give struggling timber sale purchasers the option to cancel their timber contracts.