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Fire Danger Prompts Fire Restrictions For Parts Of Stanislaus National Forest

High fire danger has prompted the Forest Service to enact temporary fire restrictions in moderate and high-hazard areas of the Stanislaus National Forest to prevent wildfires.


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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.


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U.S. Forest Service Allows Logging In 52 Square Miles Of Forests Burned By Rim Fire

The highly awaited decision came amid a standoff between environmentalists and supporters of the timber industry over what to do with the trees that died in the massive Rim Fire, which started Aug. 17, 2013, and burned more than 400 square miles of the Stanislaus National Forest


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.


Fire officials estimate the Rim Fire cost California $54 million. (Getty Images)

Federal Charges Expected For Rim Fire Suspect

Federal officials are expected to file charges against the person they believe started the wildfire that raged through Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Foothills earlier this year.


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Rim Fire Burns 125,000 Acres, Crosses Yosemite National Park Boundary

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for the fire that has burned 125,620 acres—growing five times larger since Wednesday—and is only 1 percent contained. The fire northeast of Groveland in the Stanislaus National Forest has closed a 4-mile stretch of Highway 120, one main path into Yosemite on the west side.


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Rim Fire Explodes To 10,000 Acres In A Day In Stanislaus National Forest

Firefighters are having a difficult time keeping up with the blaze as it moves in three different directions, with plenty of dry brush and trees to fuel the flames.


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California Tree To Grace The U.S. Capitol For Christmas

Somewhere in the middle of a California forest stands a perfectly formed 65-foot white fir about to meet a glorious end as the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree.


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Fire Near Yosemite Now 80 Percent Contained

Firefighters have begun repairing ecological damage caused by the creation of fire lines as a blaze near Yosemite National Park nears containment.


The Motor Fire in Yosemite continues to burn.

Yosemite Fire 50 Percent Contained; Highway Reopens

The Forest Service says a fire burning outside of Yosemite National Park is now 50-percent contained after officials brought in more manpower to fight the blaze.


The Motor Fire in Yosemite continues to burn.

Steady Progress In Fighting Blaze Outside Yosemite

The five-day-old blaze that is prompting evacuations as it edges toward Yosemite National Park is a kink in what has otherwise been a relatively quiet fire season in California.