California Will Incinerate Dead Trees With Air-Curtain Burners To Prevent Forest FiresOfficials in California say they're preparing to use large air-blasting incinerators to burn up trees killed by drought and a beetle epidemic ravaging Sierra Nevada forests
Firefighting Agencies Forced To Prioritize Assets During Busy California Wildfire SeasonWhen California wildfires overwhelm firefighting resources, the National Forest Service is faced with deciding where the most important battles must be fought, and what firefighters will work to save.
Forest Service Abandons Lake Tahoe Logging Plan Following Biologist's Legal ChallengeThe U.S. Forest Service has abandoned logging plans it suspended in the mountains above Lake Tahoe nearly two years ago after a prominent scientist filed a lawsuit accusing the agency of acting illegally.
Forest Service Firefighter Killed By Falling Tree While Battling Sierra BlazeThe U.S. Forest Service says one of its firefighters was killed Saturday evening in the Lake Tahoe area after he was struck by a tree while battling a wildfire.
Firefighter Who Died Battling Modoc County Frog Fire Was Trapped By Wind-Whipped Flare-UpA firefighter killed by a wildfire in far Northern California was scouting the area when he became trapped after erratic winds stoked the blaze, officials said Saturday.
Drone Flying Too Close To Wildfire Grounds Forest Service PlanesAuthorities briefly grounded a U.S. Forest Service reconnaissance plane flying over a series of small wildfires near Redding after a drone flew to close to the scene.
Lake Tahoe Ski Resort Moves Forward With Mountain Coaster And Other Summer Attractions To Offset Dismal Ski SeasonWith little snowfall for the last two winter seasons, business has fallen for Lake Tahoe’s ski resorts and one of them is already looking to the summer for new revenue as the U.S. Forest Service has tentatively approved a major plans to expand its summer attractions—including a mountain coaster. Some environmentalists, however, say it will have have an negative impact.
King Wildfire In El Dorado County 94% Contained; Forest Areas ReopenThe U.S Forest Service has reopened some wilderness areas that were closed because of the massive King Wildfire.
Wet Weather Helping Crews Contain Massive California WildfireA U.S. Forest Service spokesman said more rain and high humidity on Saturday aided firefighters battling the King Fire.
U.S. Forest Service To Require News Media Buy Pricey Permits Before Taking Photos, Videos On Federal LandsThe U.S. Forest Service is finalizing new regulations that could change the landscape of media coverage of issues dealing with federally maintained wild land, requiring expensive permits before photography is allowed, and imposing hefty fines for news organizations that violate the process.
Forest Service To Meet Thursday With Those Affected By Big Sur FireThe U.S. Forest Service Wednesday announced plans to hold a meeting in the Big Sur area of Monterey County on Thursday for people affected by a forest fire that damaged 34 homes before it was contained last Friday.
California Tree Put In National SpotlightA tree from the Stanislaus National Forest will be put on display this holiday season for those traveling to the Capitol in Washington D.C.