Experts: Thinning Forests Could Help Increase Ground Water SupplyOfficials with the U.S. Forest Service say there are too many trees in the Sierra, creating a major fire hazard and sucking up much-needed water
Smokey The Bear Facing Retirement As Forest Service Considers Letting Fires BurnInstead of focusing on brush clearing, this forest service researcher says the idea is to let the fire do all the work. So if it burns again, it's easier to manage. But there could be some pushback from those who feel the best way to deal with fire is to fight the flames and put them out.
$1 Billion Wildfire Fight: Busy Season Has Feds Running Out Of Firefighting Funds"The fires that are ripping through Oregon and Idaho and California and the West are just proof that the fire prevention policy is broken," Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., chairman of the Senate Natural Resources Committee, said from Lincoln City.
El Dorado Sheriff's Fight With Feds Likely Over Residents Carrying GunsIt appears this exploding confrontation between Sheriff John D’Agostini and the U.S. Forest service may come down to guns, and the right to carry them, and whether U.S. citizens are allowed to bring them onto federal land.