Tag Archives: U.S. Forest Service

Glacier Park Rebuild Won’t Permanently Harm Wildlife

Fire in 2017 destroyed dormitory     By MATT VOLZ, Associated Press HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Rebuilding a Glacier National Park backcountry dormitory that burned in a fire last year may temporarily scatter the mountain goats, grizzly bears and other ...

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Fireline Lookouts

An overview of LCES     Wildland Fire LLC – This video on fireline lookouts was produced by the USDA Forest Service, National Technology & Development Program (NTDP) and was released in March 2018.

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Forest Service Gains More Funds to Fight Catastrophic Wildfires

$3.2 billion for this year     By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — There’s a sense of relief at the U.S. Forest Service because of the billions of additional dollars made available by lawmakers over the next ...

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May 2018 National Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook

Wildland fire potential and assessments     Forest Service – National Interagency Fire Center – May 2018 National Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook This product provides outlooks for the current month, the month following and a seasonal look at the ...

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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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