U.S. Forest Service
Four firefighters battling the Lowell Fire in Nevada County are recovering after being burned Sunday.
Cal Fire says drones are becoming an increasing problem, interrupting wildfire fighting efforts in California four times in the last week.
A pickup truck that caught fire along a Central California road has sparked a wildfire, burning hundreds of acres and shutting down several campgrounds.
Eric Taylor McDavid spent nine years in federal prison on charges related to alleged plans to destroy several government buildings in Northern California forests.
A watchdog group and current and retired Forest Service employees had raised concerns that money would be better spent on the ground, instead of trying to enhance the agency’s image, while it struggles to pay to fight wildfires, maintain roads and trails, and offer timber sales.
Volunteers have helped remove more than three tons of trash from illegal marijuana growing sites on national forest land in Central California.
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.
The U.S. Forest Service plans to soon launch a major forest-thinning project on Lake Tahoe’s north shore that’s designed to reduce the risk of severe wildfire and improve forest health.
The U.S. Forest Service is naming Arnold Schwarzenegger an honorary forest ranger.
Federal forest ecologists say that historic policies of fire suppression to protect Sierra timber interests left a century’s worth of fuel in the fire’s path. Two years of drought and a constant slow warming across the Sierra Nevada also worked to turn the Rim Fire into an inferno.
“We’re very concerned about that, and I’m going to have my director of law enforcement sit down with our folks and see how they can address the concerns the sheriff has,”
Sheriff John D’Agostini is taking the unusual step of pulling the police powers from the federal agency because he says he has received “numerous, numerous complaints.”