Suspect Charged With Ambush Murder Of Danville Dr. Ari Gershman, Robbing Sierra Gold MineJohn Thomas Conway has been formally charged with the slaying of Danville Dr. Ari Greshman, who was ambushed while on a Sierra hiking trip with his son over the July 4th holiday weekend, and among other counts with also burglarzing a nearby gold mine.
Suspect In Sierra County Shooting-Spree That Killed East Bay Doctor Terrorized Nearby CampsiteMore details are emerging about exactly what happened leading up to the ambush shooting of a East Bay doctor and two others over the 4th of July holiday weekend, and the suspect in custody.
Off-Road Holiday Trip Turns Deadly After Gunman Ambushes Danville Father, Son In Sierra CountyAn East Bay family and their friends are devastated over the death of Ari Gershman who was ambushed by a gunman while on a father-and-son off-road trip in Sierras. His 15-year-old son survived the harrowing ordeal, and a suspect is in custody.
US Forest Service: 18 Million Trees Died In California In 2018The USDA Forest Service announced Monday that an additional 18 million trees, mostly conifers, have died in California since fall 2017.
Chainsaw-Wielding Samaritan Clears Fallen Trees From Santa Cruz Mountain RoadsA Soquel man with a fondness for chainsaws patrols the Santa Cruz Mountains on his own time -- and own dime -- clearing fallen trees that often plague the roads after strong storms.
Tiny Pests Causing Billion Dollar Problems For America's ForestsTiny pests could spell big trouble for America’s forests.
Mystery Of California’s Albino Redwoods May Be SolvedA researcher may have figured out why albino redwoods turn white in the middle of deep green California redwood forests.
1,000+ Acre Humboldt County Forest Opening To PublicMore than a thousand acres of timber land acquired in 2014 by Humboldt County for a community forest will finally open to the public next year.
Efforts To Fight Wildfires In California May Be Making Future Fires WorseThe effort to fight wildfires in California may be making future wildfires even worse, according to a new report.
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.
Hi-Tech Camera Network Could Help Detect Forest Fires, Aid FirefightersFor decades, forest rangers in wooden towers across the West scanned the horizon with binoculars for smoke that could signal the start of a wildfire.
Stranded Woman Starts Forest Fire In Desperate Attempt To Get Help After Giving Birth In WoodsWhat started out as a shortcut turned into a four day ordeal for a woman who was nine months pregnant and eventually gave birth while lost in the Plumas National Forest.
California Drought Causes Bark Beetle Infestation; 800,000 Acres Of Trees Destroyed In 2014Californias historic drought is causing an infestation of bark beetles that's destroying trees in the states forest lands.
Giant Kelp Forests Making Comeback After 2-Million Urchins Removed From SoCal CoastAn environmental group says decimated giant kelp forests in Southern California are returning to health after volunteers removed nearly 2 million urchins that devour the sea plants.
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.