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.
Replant After Wildfire Or Let Nature Take Over? Nearly a year since a historic wildfire charred a huge swath of California's High Sierra, debate rages over what to do with millions of dead trees left in its wake: truck them to lumber mills or let nature to take its course?
Fire Season In West Expected To Get More Intense Despite widespread drought in the West, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.
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.