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Hundreds evacuated due to forest fires in southern Spain

(Reuters) - More than 700 people were evacuated from homes, campsites and hotels due to the threat from a forest fire in southern Spain, emergency services said on Sunday.

Forest Service officials warn of fire risk in North Dakota

State Forest Service officials say drought conditions are making many areas of North Dakota vulnerable to fires. Forest Service spokesman Ryan Melin tells the Bismarck Tribune (http://bit.ly/2t6UZwO) that indicators that … Click to Continue »

Burn without concern

(American Society of Agronomy) The USDA Forest Service in the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area (BWCWA) will continue to use controlled burns without worrying about fish health in associated watersheds.

Small variations in breeding pools make for big differences in Yosemite toad use

(USDA Forest Service - Pacific Southwest Research Station) The Yosemite toad (Anaxyrus canorus) is a rare species found exclusively in California's Sierra Nevada. While its range encompasses hundreds of miles, spanning five nationalShow More Summary

Portuguese PM asks emergency services for answers after 64 die in forest fire

AVELAR, Portugal (Reuters) - Firefighters struggled on Tuesday to gain complete control over Portugal's deadliest forest fire on record which killed 64 people at the weekend, as Prime Minister Antonio Costa questioned the effectiveness of an emergency response system.

Portuguese PM asks emergency services for answers after 64 die in forest fire

AVELAR, Portugal (Reuters) - Firefighters struggled on Tuesday to gain complete control over Portugal's deadliest forest fire on record which killed 64 people at the weekend, as Prime Minister Antonio Costa questioned the effectiveness of an emergency response system.

Brush fires near Castaic Lake and Wrightwood continue to burn for a second day

Angeles National Forest Service firefighters continued to gain ground Sunday on two separate brush fires burning near Castaic Lake and in the Wrightwood area of San Bernardino County. The biggest gain was on the 11-acre brush fire burning near Wrightwood, dubbed the Zermatt fire, which is 50% contained,...

A tour of the Pacific Northwest's national forests

Tour some of Oregon and Washington State's most spectacular national parks in this video, created by the U.S. Forest Service. … Click to Continue »

Climate change could burn a hole in the Forest Service’s budget

Climate change appears to be fueling more wildfires as forest service officials are increasingly concerned they don’t have the funds to effectively handle another devastating season. While Forest Service Chief … Click to Continue »

Olympic National Park: Mountains, forests and shores

The 922,651 acres are “three parks in one,” as the National Park Service puts it.        

Forest Service signs permit for proposed Arizona copper mine

The U.S. Forest Service has signed off on one of the two federal permits needed for a proposed open-pit copper mine southeast of Tucson. Forest Service officials announced Wednesday that … Click to Continue »

Quietly, Surely, We're Losing a Whole Pine Species En Masse and Nobody Gives a Damn

This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. U.S. Forest Service research ecologist Bob Keane has studied whitebark pine, a coniferous tree of the high country, for more than thirty years. Show More Summary

Forensic chemical analysis of wood could stop illegal logging

(Botanical Society of America) Researchers at the USDA Forest Service have developed a technique to tackle illegal logging by pinpointing the wood's origin to a smaller area than ever before (<100 km). Using chemical fingerprinting techniques (DART-TOFMS), they measured compounds in Douglas-fir samples from two Oregon mountain ranges. Show More Summary

Forest Service women: We faced assault, mistreatment, retaliation if we complained

Female Forest Service workers in California reported enduring sexual misconduct, harassment and a fear of retaliation if they complained, according to a previously unreleased study obtained by McClatchy under the … Click to Continue...

New approach predicts threats to rainforests

(University of Oxford) A new study by scientists from the universities of Oxford, Montana, and the US Forest Service highlights novel approaches to tackling deforestation. The team focused their research on Borneo, an island that has...Show More Summary

Appeals panel sides with agency on Alaska timber project

A divided federal appeals court panel has ruled that the U.S. Forest Service "chose jobs over wolves" in approving a logging project in southeast Alaska but was within its authority … Click to Continue »

Deadly Wives: Colleen Batten Harris was acquitted of killing one husband, Jim Batten, but convicted of killing another, Robert Harris; Sentenced to 50 years to life in prison

Bob Harris Ex-LTBMU Forest Service chief Bob Harris killed Deja vu murder suspect held: Husband shot dead Sunday in same area as husband killed in 1985 El Dorado County woman accused of murder — again Same place, second dead husband: Colleen Harris goes on trial again in Calif. for killing another spouse Placerville woman on […]

Cal State Chico fraternity charged with cutting down 32 trees in Lassen National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service has filed criminal charges against a Cal State Chico fraternity for cutting down 32 trees in a Northern California national forest during an initiation of new pledges. The complaint was filed Tuesday against the school's Pi Kappa Alpha chapter and its president, Evan Jossey,...

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