U.S. Forest Service

A Cal Fire firefighter uses a hose to put out a spot fire while battling the Rocky Fire on July 30, 2015 in Lower Lake, California. Over 600 firefighters are battling the Rocky Fire that erupted to over 8,000 acres since it started on Wednesday afternoon. The fire is currently zero percent contained and has destroyed three homes. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Firefighting Agencies Forced To Prioritize Assets During Busy California Wildfire Season

When 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.

08/09/2015

Lake Tahoe (credit, Randy Yagi)

Forest Service Abandons Lake Tahoe Logging Plan Following Biologist’s Legal Challenge

The 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.

08/09/2015

Firefighters take a moment to observe flames. (Getty Images)

Forest Service Firefighter Killed By Falling Tree While Battling Sierra Blaze

The 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.

08/09/2015

David Ruhl

Firefighter Who Died Battling Modoc County Frog Fire Was Trapped By Wind-Whipped Flare-Up

A 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.

08/01/2015

(Nicolas Tucat/AFP/Getty Images)

Drone Flying Too Close To Wildfire Grounds Forest Service Planes

Authorities 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.

07/02/2015

(Photo: Heavenly Mountain Resort)

Lake Tahoe Ski Resort Moves Forward With Mountain Coaster And Other Summer Attractions To Offset Dismal Ski Season

With 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.

03/09/2015

Smoke

King Wildfire In El Dorado County 94% Contained; Forest Areas Reopen

The U.S Forest Service has reopened some wilderness areas that were closed because of the massive King Wildfire.

10/01/2014

King Fire

Wet Weather Helping Crews Contain Massive California Wildfire

A U.S. Forest Service spokesman said more rain and high humidity on Saturday aided firefighters battling the King Fire.

09/28/2014

YOSEMITE NTL PARK, CA - AUGUST 28: Two deer graze in a Yosemite Valley field on August 28, 2013 in Yosemite National Park, California. As the Rim Fire continues to burn on the western edge of Yosemite National Park, the valley floor of the park remains open. The Rim Fire has charred more than 190,000 acres of forest and is currently 30 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

U.S. Forest Service To Require News Media Buy Pricey Permits Before Taking Photos, Videos On Federal Lands

The 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.

09/24/2014

The Pfeiffer Ridge fire burns a home near Big Sur. (CBS)

Forest Service To Meet Thursday With Those Affected By Big Sur Fire

The 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.

12/25/2013

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