Tag Archives: U.S. Forest Service

What It’s Like to be a Smokejumper

Time with the Nezperce Smokejumpers     VOA News – They’re called smokejumpers and, as you may guess from the name, they have very dangerous work. Their job is to parachute into the spot where a wildfire has started and ...

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Court Blocks Montana Logging Project

Attorney for USFS said project would reduce wildfire threats     HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A federal appeals court has blocked a western Montana logging project while it considers a lawsuit that claims the project could harm threatened species. The ...

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Government Shutdown Taking Toll on Wildfire Preparations

The pain of the four-week-long shutdown is having a ripple effect     By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Just two months after a wildfire wiped out Paradise, California, officials are gearing up for this year’s fire ...

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Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook, January 2019

National Interagency Coordination Center     Outlook Period December 2018, January and February 2019 Executive Summary A broad trough set up across the interior of North America while a strong trough anchored over the West Coast. Deep, cold air from ...

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Wasatch Helitack Crew 2018 Wildfire Season

A look back at the fire season     wasatch helitack – Wasatch Helitack 2018 Season. 2018 fire season was a busy one. More about the Wasatch Helitack Crew

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Report Rips Expensive Decisions in California Wildfire

“extreme example of excessive, unaccountable, budget-busting suppression spending.”     By BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a wildfire burned across Big Sur two years ago and threatened hundreds of homes scattered on the scenic hills, thousands ...

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Breckenridge Hotshots 2018

A look back at the wildfire season     James Lazaro – Breckenridge Hotshots 2018 (Not officially endorsed by the USFS, USDA, or Sequoia National Forest) Song Title: 300,000 I’m Hot Now! by Masego Off the Masego Official Soundcloud page ...

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Military Service Common Among Wildfire Hotshots

New crew is now among 112 elite U.S. wildland firefighting teams     By ANDREW SELSKY, Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — After being in firefights in Afghanistan and Iraq, members of one of America’s newest elite wildfire crews are ...

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