SYRACUSE, N.Y., June 19, 2013 –In the first effort to estimate the overall impact of a city's urban forest on concentrations of fine particulate pollution (particulate matter less than 2.5 microns, or PM2.5), a U.S. Forest Service and Davey Institute study found that urban trees and forests are saving an average of one life every year per city. Show More Summary
Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) wishes to advise the public that, weather permitting, a controlled burn will be conducted tomorrow, Tuesday 18 June 2013, at Kowen Forest. The burn area is approximately 118 hectares and consists of forest debris piles which may take up to a week to complete. [Courtesy TAMS]
By Bob Difley By Bob Difley Just knowing that you can legally boondock almost anywhere on public lands, such as those managed by the forest service and BLM, as I wrote in last week’s post, http://blog.rv.net/2013/06/how-to-camp-free-or-cheap-on-scenic-public-lands-part-2/ does...Show More Summary
Sprint to Waive Voice, Data and Text Messaging Overage Charges and Roaming Fees for Residents Affected by Colorado's Black Forest Wildfire Sprint Emergency Response Team provides wireless devices and free service to responding public...Show More Summary
The House Natural Resources Committee has reported out, by a 2-1 vote the Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act, H.R. 1825. This is indeed a game-changer. Among other things, it opens Forest Service and BLM lands to hunting...
The Aerial Forest Protection Service is training 26 recruits to serve as smoke jumpers. Watch this RIA Novosti video to see what skills they need to master during their week of training.
The head of the U.S. Forest Service recently warned Congress that climate change is prolonging the annual wildfire season. Colorado is feeling the heat.
It hasn’t been in the news very much, but apparently, there are wildfires roaring in Colorado. Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes. The Forest Service emails us that they’re on the job along with Department of Defense air assets; WASHINGTON, June 12, 2013 — The U.S. Forest Service is mobilizing two Department [...]
"Maybe we want to start thinking of trees as part of our public health infrastructure," says one U.S. Forest Service researcher.
The US Forest Service is holding a public meeting with Wildcat Silver on Tuesday to hear more about the company's plans for the Hermosa silver mine project [right, proposed pit location. Credit, Wildcat Silver]The event will be held at Patagonia High School Cafeteria, 200 Naugle Avenue from 6:30 to 8:00pm. Thanks to Southern Arizona Business Coalition for passing along this item
If you’ve ever tried to find local services on Craigslist, you know it’s a hit or miss. Then, there’s always the paranoia of bringing a total stranger into your home on top of the questionable, opaque pricing policy. I’m sure ForestShow More Summary
(PALMDALE, Calif.) — Officials now say 53 structures including 24 residences were destroyed by the big wildfire in northern Los Angeles County. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Shawn Rollman said Thursday that crews were able to revise damage estimates now that there are few open flames. Show More Summary
"Global Warming" has actually stopped or at least paused since 1998 which debunks Mr Tidwell's assertion. Historical wildland fir[...]
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As with so many debates, the feud over whether to cut or not to cut in Southeast Alaska's Tongass National Forest - at 17 million acres, by far the largest woods in the United States - can be distilled to bumper stickers.
A new analysis led by the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station encourages resource managers to consider a broadened view of forests as consumers of water. A shift in thinking toward reducing the risk of water stress...Show More Summary
Moderating winds, cooler temperatures and higher humidity have helped Southern California firefighters gain the upper hand over the 32,000-acre Powerhouse Fire, a U.S. Forest Service spokesman said Tuesday. The fire, which in previous days had torn through dry, thick bush and ca …
Southern California's wildfire season has flared up again, this time chasing 4,000 residents and campers out of the mountains of Santa Barbara County. The U.S. Forest Service said the fire broke out Monday afternoon in the Los Padres National Forest about 15 miles north of …
The sequester took a 7.5 percent bite out of the Forest Service’s budget, nearly half of which is spent fighting wildfires.