Fire Danger Prompts Fire Restrictions For Parts Of Stanislaus National ForestHigh 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.
Rim Fire Logging Raises Concerns Over Spotted Owl PopulationThe 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.
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
Feds Decline Comment On DA's Rim Fire AssertionFederal 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.
Federal Charges Expected For Rim Fire SuspectFederal 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.
Rim Fire Burns 125,000 Acres, Crosses Yosemite National Park BoundaryGov. 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.
Rim Fire Explodes To 10,000 Acres In A Day In Stanislaus National ForestFirefighters 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.
California Tree To Grace The U.S. Capitol For ChristmasSomewhere 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.
Fire Near Yosemite Now 80 Percent ContainedFirefighters have begun repairing ecological damage caused by the creation of fire lines as a blaze near Yosemite National Park nears containment.
Yosemite Fire 50 Percent Contained; Highway ReopensThe 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.
Steady Progress In Fighting Blaze Outside YosemiteThe 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.