Tag Archives: Prescribed Burns

Wildfire Training Set in Nebraska

Prescribed burn in Wildcat Hills     GERING, Neb. (AP) — The Gering Fire Department will lead fire training exercises on public land in the Panhandle for the annual West Nebraska Engine Academy. The exercises are scheduled for Sept. 14 ...

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Federal Plan Uses Fuel Breaks to Slow Western Wildfires

Strips to be created on land managed by the BLM     By BRADY McCOMBS Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing an ambitious plan to slow Western wildfires by bulldozing, mowing or revegetating large ...

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Wildlife Biologist Dies During South Carolina Controlled Fire

No details released on death at Army base     FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Army officials say a civilian worker has died during a controlled fire to burn vegetation on the South Carolina base. The Army said in ...

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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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