Tag Archives: Prescribed Burns

Nevada Reaches Tentative Settlement in Wildfire Lawsuit

Wildfire destroyed 24 homes     By SCOTT SONNER Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — The state of Nevada has reached a tentative settlement with dozens of homeowners and insurance companies that filed an $80 million negligence lawsuit after a ...

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Environmentalists Call for Revision of New Mexico Forest Project

Project would cover over 200 square miles in the Sacramento Mountains     By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists say the U.S. government must go back to the drawing board or risk violating federal laws ...

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Shawnee Forest Sees Burning of 10,000 Acres

Prescribed burn to maintain vegetation     CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service for the first time in recent history oversaw the burning of more than 10,000 acres this year in southern Illinois’ Shawnee National Forest. Fire management ...

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Clearing Forests: No Simple Solution to California Wildfires

State must step up its use of forest management     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 ...

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California Wildfires: Seeking Solutions to a Wicked Problem

1 in 12 homes are at high risk     By LAUREN GUSTUS The Sacramento Bee SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — More than 2.7 million Californians live in areas that are at very high risk for wildfires, according to our analysis ...

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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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USFA: California On-Duty Death

Forest Service firefighter was killed in a helicopter crash in Texas     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Captain Daniel Laird, 41, of the United States Forest Service – Tahoe National Forest, on March ...

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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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