Many Coloradans live by the axiom “If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes.” But this summer was an extreme exception to the rule. A monsoon-filled May in the north and a long summer of droughts in the south greatly impacted Colorado’s environment and residents.
A large, lodge like building decorated with maps and pictures of nature sits in the foothills of north Boulder. No, it’s not some rich hippie’s home; it’s the Visitors’ Information Office of the Boulder District of the U.S. Forest Service.
Consider it the call of the wild.
Maribeth Pecotte knew as a youngster in the woods of Ohio that she wanted to work with nature. She’s been at the Boulder District of the U.S. Forest Service since 1999 and can’t imagine being anywhere else.