U.S. Forest Service

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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Debate Over Supertanker as Western Wildfires Burn

Company says USFS is keeping plane grounded with contract limit   Global SuperTanker Services, LLC/Facebook photo   KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A giant aircraft that can fly high above oceans on intercontinental flights instead jets in ...

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Video: Hotshots Rescue Fawns in Arizona Wildfire

Forest Service video shows rescue in Prescott National Forest   Two Flagstaff Hotshots, while fighting the Goodwin Fire south of Prescott June 30, 2017, made a discovery that saved lives – of the four-legged variety: two fawns. (Video from U.S. ...

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Prescribed Burns Planned for Over 9,000 Acres in Washington

U.S. Forest Service will do 22 burns to reduce fuels   SEATTLE (AP) — To reduce the risks of wildfires, federal officials this spring are planning to conduct controlled burns on more than 9,000 acres of land in Washington state ...

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New Interior Secretary Encourages Employees to Report Harassment

Investigations highlighted toxic work environment   SCOTT SMITH, Associated Press KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is personally encouraging National Park Service employees to report any forms of workplace harassment they experience or witness, ...

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Utah Seeks Jail Time for Drone Operators over Wildfires

Legislation creates jail time as an effort to avoid aerial collisions HALLIE GOLDEN, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When a fire broke out last year near a Utah mountain lake, firefighters had to ground their airplanes and helicopters ...

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