Tag Archives: U.S. Forest Service

Lawsuit Seeks to Stop Idaho Forest Project

Brebner Flat Project to lessen wildfire severity seen as impacting grizzly bears     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An 18-square-mile (47-square-kilometer) forest project approved by the U.S. Forest Service in northern Idaho harms wildlife, two ...

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Report: Broad Risk of COVID-19 at Wildfire Camps

Evaluating best- and worst-case scenarios     By REBECCA BOONE Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Outbreaks of the coronavirus could sweep through large camps where crews typically stay as they fight wildfires across the U.S., according to a federal ...

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Virus Forces New Approach to Fighting Wildfires

Camps have always had a reputation for spreading illness     By REBECCA BOONE Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — They are two disasters that require opposite responses: To save lives and reduce the spread of COVID-19, people are being ...

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Wildland Fire Research FASMEE

Fire and Smoke Model Evaluation Experiments     U.S. Forest Service – Fire and Smoke Model Evaluation Experiment, FASMEE, is an event for researchers to learn from a large scale wild fire and help add data to fire models.

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Boise Wildland Firefighter Academy Recruitment

Get ready for the 2020 season     U.S. Forest Service – 2020 Fire Season recruitment opportunity. For more information visit the Boise Wildland Firefighter Academy website.

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Playing with Fire

Behind the scenes with smokejumpers     U.S. Forest Service – A personal behind the scenes look at what Smokejumpers encounter from the locker room to a live fire on the forest ground.

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Forest Chief: Tough Choices to Fund Wildfire Prevention

Christiansen tells Congress agency is focused on wildfire threat     By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has been working with states and other partners to treat more acres every year in ...

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Amid Dry Winter, California Worries About Drought and Wildfires

Abnormally dry before wildfire season     By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California officials are bracing for the potential of another drought and an early and more intense wildfire season amid a record-breaking warm and dry February. ...

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Invasive Grasses Fueling Wildfires Across the U.S.

The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.     Emily Fusco University of Massachusetts Amherst (THE CONVERSATION) The Santa Ana winds that help drive fall and winter wildfires in California have ...

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