| Jul 11, 2013
| 4:45 PM
The unusual summer rain that dampened Glendale earlier this week will do little to quench parched hillside brush that continues to pose a high fire risk, officials said.
For all the gloom and humidity, the light rainfall was simply too little too late...
| Dec 24, 2013
The Stanislaus National Forest was a thickly forested wonderland of streams, wildlife and campgrounds until last summer's Rim fire — started by a hunter's illegal campfire — scorched more than 250,000 acres of it and the adjacent Yosemite...
| Dec 15, 2013
The moment Fred and Kimberly Clark waited for since planting firs, pines and other evergreens eight years ago finally arrived last weekend.
Their first Christmas tree sales.
All farming is delayed gratification, but the delay is particularly long...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:23 PM
Gabe Garcia and John Miller stood the other day at the rim of Cucamonga Canyon, dwarfed by the spires of peaks with names that evoke old, wild California — Timber, Telegraph, Bighorn.
They were supposed to be alone.
They were not.
| Dec 31, 2013
| 9:58 AM
If you're planning a New Year's Eve visit to Angeles National Forest tonight, then you need to leave the fireworks behind, sheriff's officials announced.
The fireworks ban is year-round at the forest, regardless of weather condition or holidays,...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 7:58 PM
The U.S. Forest Service is proposing an extensive salvage operation to log dead trees on about 46 square miles of timberland charred in last year's massive Rim fire in the Sierra Nevada.
The project would be one of the largest federal salvage efforts in...
| Jan 9, 2014
I'm talking to my daughter.
Even better, she doesn't have that annoyed don't-nag-me-mom tone in her voice. It's one of those vacation afternoons I wish would last forever -- sunny skies, no place to be, no arguing and best of all, my youngest daughter...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 9:34 PM
Despite the cold weather — and also because of it — thousands of people are grabbing their binoculars this winter and heading out to find bald eagles in Illinois.
Chances are better than ever they'll see scenes like the one Thursday near...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 7:08 PM
BRIDGEWATER, Va. — The headwaters of the Potomac River rise amid the hills and hollows of George Washington National Forest in Virginia. Small creeks dart past oak, white pine and hickory, become streams that nourish farmland and towns, and create a...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:36 PM
WASHINGTON — On the heels of a fire season that burned more than 4,000 homes and killed 34 people across the country, Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) on Tuesday called for a "saner approach" to preventing wildfires while budgets are strained as a...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Firefighters have begun controlled burns in the San Bernardino National Forest, taking advantage of the recent rains and cool temperatures to eliminate brush and needles that can fuel catastrophic wildfires.
The controlled burns will target spots in the...