Prescribed Burns

Environmental Regulations Complicate California’s Forest Management

State must step up use of prescribed burns     By STEVE SCHOONOVER Chico Enterprise-Record CHICO, Calif. (AP) — With nearly 40 million people living in California and development spreading into once-wild regions, some of the state’s best tools toward ...

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Vermont Plans Green Mountain National Forest Fires

Burns will treat 200 to 600 acres     RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Green Mountain National Forest plans to use prescribed fires in the coming weeks to treat about 200 to 600 acres of the forest. Officials say the fires ...

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Firefighter Killed in Texas Helicopter Crash

Helicopter crashed during a burn in the Sam Houston National Forest     Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle with permission MONTGOMERY, Texas (Houston Chronicle) – Authorities are investigating a deadly helicopter crash in northwest Montgomery County on Wednesday. A 2009 ...

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Prescribed Burn in North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forest

Prevention effort for communities near national forest     NEBO, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has scheduled a 197-acre prescribed burn in the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina. The forest service says in a news release the ...

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