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  • Development Chips Away At Connecticut's Forests

    If you were hiking in a state forest infused with lovely fall colors, you might think Connecticut's forests were in top shape. And you would be right — up to a point. The sylvan expanses look lush and robust. Except, perhaps, when you come to a...
  • San Bernardino forest fire-prevention strategy: Close it

    San Bernardino forest fire-prevention strategy: Close it
    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. "Red shorts!...
  • Beware the clear-cutters

    Beware the clear-cutters
    Even before the embers from the Rim fire had stopped smoldering, the House of Representatives was using the catastrophic forest fire as an excuse to pass a harmful logging bill. HR 1526, the so-called Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities...
  • In Rim fire's aftermath, a new worry emerges: water

    In Rim fire's aftermath, a new worry emerges: water
    GROVELAND, Calif. — As autumn turns to winter and rain falls over the charred landscape left behind by the Rim fire, forest rangers and emergency planners have a new worry: water. Over 90% of the blaze burned in the Tuolumne River watershed, where...
  • Making the Rim fire damage worse

    Making the Rim fire damage worse
    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...
  • Letters: Burn areas aren't dead

    Re "Burn areas are alive," Opinion, Oct. 3 Chad Hanson's Op-Ed article on the Rim fire does a great deal to help the public understand that wildland fire is a complicated process. Wildfires cannot be reduced to one-size-fits-all pronouncements that...
  • Officials warn Angeles National Forest visitors of fireworks ban

    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,...
  • Extensive salvage logging proposed for Rim fire area

    Extensive salvage logging proposed for Rim fire area
    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...
  • In Rim fire's aftermath, controversy over the recovery effort

    In Rim fire's aftermath, controversy over the recovery effort
    BUCKHORN MEADOWS, Calif. — Calls for massive salvage logging, restoration and reforestation projects in the 257,000 acres of public wilderness scarred by the Rim fire have ignited controversy over how to proceed with the largest recovery effort...
  • Pilot scouting Arkansas forest fires goes missing, search ensues

    Pilot scouting Arkansas forest fires goes missing, search ensues
    As 13 wildfires ripped across Arkansas on Friday, state forestry pilot Jacob Thomas Harrell took a small plane out to look for additional hot spots. Late Saturday, search crews still had not found any sign of either Harrell or the single-engine Cessna...
  • Forest preserve employee charged with bribery

    Forest preserve employee charged with bribery
    A Cook County Forest Preserve District employee was secretly recorded two years ago taking $10,000 cash in kickbacks to steer contracts to a west suburban construction company owner working undercover for the FBI, federal authorities said today....