Tag Archives: U.S. Forest Service

Lawsuit Seeks to Stop Idaho Forest Project

Brebner Flat Project to lessen wildfire severity seen as impacting grizzly bears     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An 18-square-mile (47-square-kilometer) forest project approved by the U.S. Forest Service in northern Idaho harms wildlife, two ...

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Report: Broad Risk of COVID-19 at Wildfire Camps

Evaluating best- and worst-case scenarios     By REBECCA BOONE Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Outbreaks of the coronavirus could sweep through large camps where crews typically stay as they fight wildfires across the U.S., according to a federal ...

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Virus Forces New Approach to Fighting Wildfires

Camps have always had a reputation for spreading illness     By REBECCA BOONE Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — They are two disasters that require opposite responses: To save lives and reduce the spread of COVID-19, people are being ...

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Wildland Fire Research FASMEE

Fire and Smoke Model Evaluation Experiments     U.S. Forest Service – Fire and Smoke Model Evaluation Experiment, FASMEE, is an event for researchers to learn from a large scale wild fire and help add data to fire models.

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Boise Wildland Firefighter Academy Recruitment

Get ready for the 2020 season     U.S. Forest Service – 2020 Fire Season recruitment opportunity. For more information visit the Boise Wildland Firefighter Academy website.

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Playing with Fire

Behind the scenes with smokejumpers     U.S. Forest Service – A personal behind the scenes look at what Smokejumpers encounter from the locker room to a live fire on the forest ground.

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Forest Chief: Tough Choices to Fund Wildfire Prevention

Christiansen tells Congress agency is focused on wildfire threat     By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has been working with states and other partners to treat more acres every year in ...

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Amid Dry Winter, California Worries About Drought and Wildfires

Abnormally dry before wildfire season     By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California officials are bracing for the potential of another drought and an early and more intense wildfire season amid a record-breaking warm and dry February. ...

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