How Many Acres Of Forest Did The State Treat Ahead Of This Year’s Fire Season?From debates to the Assembly and Senate floors, the number of wildland acres treated to prevent wildfires has become a political hot button heading into the recall.
Congressman LaMalfa Says U.S. Forest Service Is Changing Strategy And Will Prioritize Putting All Fires Out Instead Of Letting Some BurnFighting fires faster and more aggressively -- it’s a major policy change for the U.S. Forest Service, after bipartisan outrage over major fires that were left burn then got out of hand.
As Fires Break Out In California, President Biden Announces Federal Firefighter Pay IncreasePresident Biden announced a federal firefighter pay increase as record temperatures across the region and a heating-up wildfire season have crews working overtime.
National Forest, Park Free Passes Expanded To Include 5th Grade StudentsThe popular “Every Kid Outdoors” program that grants fourth-graders free admission to national parks and forests has been expanded after the pandemic shut down access last spring.
Easing Fires Not As Simple As Climate Change Vs. Forest WorkDeadly West Coast wildfires are dividing President Donald Trump and the states' Democratic leaders over how to prevent blazes from becoming more frequent and destructive, but scientists and others on the front lines say it's not as simple as blaming either climate change or the way land is managed.
California Fire Crews Are Stretched Thin And Competing For ResourcesHot and windy weather is making current California fires worse and firefighters on the front lines are struggling to get the resources they need.
3 Killed As Bear Fire Explodes In Butte County; Thousands Of Homes ThreatenedThousands in Plumas, Yuba and Butte County have been ordered to evacuate after winds reignited the North Complex Fire burning since last month.
US Forest Service Police Dog Ice Survives Second Stabbing AttackA highly decorated U.S. Forest Service police dog suffered nine stab wounds during a marijuana raid in Northern California. But he survived after he was airlifted to a veterinary clinic, the agency said Friday.
1,000 Wild Horses To Be Rounded Up In NorCal; Some Could Be Sent To Slaughterhouses, Activists SayThe U.S. Forest Service is set to round up 1,000 wild horses and says that many of them could be sold to distant slaughterhouses.
Debate Over Snowmobile Access In Tahoe National Forest Gets UglyThe debate over snowmobile access in the 1,250-square-mile Tahoe National Forest has turned ugly. Emails, social media posts and online comments with foul and abusive language prompted Forest Service officials to disable a portion of an online comment system.
Trailhead Fire Grows Overnight, Containment HoldsNew mandatory evacuations were set in place overnight for people living in Placer and El Dorado Counties as the Trailhead Fire continues to burn.
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.