U.S. Forest Service

April 2018 National Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook

Outlooks for the current month     Forest Service – National Interagency Fire Center This product provides outlooks for the current month, the month following and a seasonal look at the two months beyond that. The main objectives of the ...

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Congressional Spending Bill Included Wildfire Disaster Fund

Bill sets aside over $20M for over 10 years     By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A spending bill slated for a vote in Congress includes a bipartisan plan to create a wildfire disaster fund to help ...

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USFS Interim Chief Confronts Misconduct Scandal

Christiansen to take on harassment and bullying of women     By MATTHEW BROWN and DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — After a career spent battling wildland fires across the West, U.S. Forest Service interim Chief Vicki Christiansen ...

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Female Firefighter to Lead USFS Amid Scandal

Move came roughly 24 hours after former Chief Tony Tooke abruptly retired     By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A female wildland firefighter has been tapped by the Trump administration to steady the U.S. Forest Service ...

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Rape, Harassment, Retaliation in the USFS

Women firefighters tell their stories     PBS NewsHour – Women in the U.S. Forest Service aren’t just fighting fires; some are fighting sexual misconduct in the most remote parts of the country. In an exclusive PBS NewsHour investigation, 34 ...

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Stop, Think, and Talk Before Acting

Working to mitigate threats to our safety     WildlandFireLLC – The Forest Service continues on a journey to build safe, rewarding and resilient workplaces for all employees. Life-Work dialogues build upon our sincere commitment to continually improve employee well-being ...

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Interior Secretary Pushes Aggressive Wildfire Prevention

Aggressive, scientific fuel reduction is the focus     By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday directed all land managers and park superintendents to be more aggressive in cutting down small trees and ...

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