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Federal Lawmakers Battling Over Bill Changing How States Pay Firefighting Costs

Just this year alone, California firefighters have had to fight more than 4,000 fires. The state has seen at least 85,000 acres scorched by those fires.

09/05/2014

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Rim Fire Logging Raises Concerns Over Spotted Owl Population

The spotted owl makes its home in the Stanislaus National Forest. According to the Center for Biological Diversity, environmental research shows 32 pairs of spotted owls and 5 individual spotted owls were found in the Rim Fire area. The Center said it’s the best habitat for the owls to find food.

09/02/2014

The August blaze burned over 250,000 acres of land in the Sierra Nevadas. (Getty Images)

California Environmentalists Decry Feds’ Rim Fire Tree Plan

U.S. Forest Service officials say they tried to balance competing interests in a plan that will allow loggers to remove trees killed in a massive central California wildfire last year, but environmentalists have called it a travesty and are threatening to sue.

08/28/2014

GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 25:  Flames from the Rim Fire consume trees on August 25, 2013 near Groveland, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Forest Service To Release Rim Fire Recovery Plan

The U.S. Forest Service is expected to unveil its plan Wednesday for what to do with millions of trees killed one year ago in California’s massive Rim Fire that stand at the center of a conflict between environmentalists and loggers.

08/27/2014

Last year's Rim Fire managed to burn parts of Yosemite, gaining national coverage and serving as a flashpoint over climate change discussion. Credit: Getty Images

Rim Fire Suspect Pleads Not Guilty To Setting Fire In Stanislaus National Forest

The Northern California man charged with starting the largest wildfire in recorded history to sweep through the Sierra Nevada mountains has turned himself in to authorities.

08/12/2014

GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 25:  Flames from the Rim Fire consume trees on August 25, 2013 near Groveland, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tuolumne County Man Charged With Starting 2013 Rim Fire

A California man was charged Thursday with starting the state’s third-largest wildfire, a 2013 blaze that charred hundreds of square miles of land in Yosemite National Park and the Stanislaus National Forest.

08/07/2014

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Rim Fire: What Should Happen To Charred Trees Left By State’s No. 3 Largest Wildfire?

The Rim Fire was the third-largest fire in California history, leaving more than 250,000 acres charred. But now the U.S. Forest Service is charged with getting the land back to what it once was.

05/21/2014

GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 24:  Firefighters douse a spot fire as they battle the Rim Fire on August 24, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 5 percent contained.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Yosemite Now Fully Reopened Following Rim Fire

Nearly eight months after the massive Rim Fire lit up the forests in and around Yosemite, the park announced that all areas within the park have been reopened.

04/02/2014

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Heavy Rains Bring Mudslide Worries To Region Scarred By Rim Fire

It’s a dangerous combination around the Rim Fire burn scars, where property owners are preparing for landslides and protecting their properties.

02/27/2014

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White House To Propose Changes In Wildfire Funding

Obama wants the Interior and Agriculture Departments, the two agencies tasked with fighting wildfires, to be able to draw funds from a special disaster account when the cost of tackling fires exceeds their annual budget.

02/22/2014

The August blaze burned over 250,000 acres of land in the Sierra Nevadas. (Getty Images)

Report: Rim Fire Damage May Cost Up To $800 Million

The value of carbon storage lost in the fire is between $102 and $797 million, according to an environmental impact study.

12/27/2013

GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 24:  Firefighters douse a spot fire as they battle the Rim Fire on August 24, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 5 percent contained.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Feds Decline Comment On DA’s Rim Fire Assertion

Federal prosecutors have declined to address a district attorney’s claim that they intend to prosecute the hunter who allegedly started the Rim Fire that raged through Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Foothills.

12/06/2013

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