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.