Environmental Health

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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Federal Funds Help New Mexico Village Respond to Drought

Increasing water supply reliability in Tijeras     TIJERAS, N.M. (AP) — A mountain village in central New Mexico has been awarded nearly $750,000 in federal funds that will be used to help the community bolster its resiliency to drought. ...

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National Forest Service Begins Prescribed Burns in Kentucky

Reducing dry fuels in Land Between the Lakes     GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — National Forest Service wildfire officials will start conducting seasonal prescribed burns Friday at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, officials said. Crews will burn ...

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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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Report: Work to Reduce Wildfire Risks has Economic Benefits

A review of public-private partnerships     By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Projects to reduce the risk of wildfires and protect water sources in the U.S. West have created jobs and infused more money in ...

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Oregon Department of Forestry Expects to Run Out of Money

Bills proposed to bolster firefighting and restoration     SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Officials at the Oregon Department of Forestry say just seven months into the state’s two-year budget cycle they’ve spent most of the money lawmakers approved for the ...

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Bureau of Land Management to Fund 11,000 Miles of Fuel Breaks

Strategic project in six states     PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management has announced plans to fund 11,000 miles (17,703 kilometers) of strategic fuel breaks in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada and Utah in an effort ...

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