From the Rocky Mountain Research Station:
The 2012 High Park Fire that occurred near Fort Collins, CO was particularly severe with nearly half of the total burn area being classified as high and moderate burn severity. This 85,000-acre wildfire caused extensive property damage, loss of life, and severe impacts to the water quality of the Poudre River. This Bulletin highlights what has been learned by RMRS scientists and collaborators about the response to the High Park fire including fire effects, treatment area prioritization, and postfire treatments (multiple mulch treatments, seeding). We also discuss the latest available online postfire treatment planning tools.