Tag Archives: U.S. Forest Service

Wildfire Operations Boss Still on the Job During Retirement

“Every assignment is kind of an adventure.”   SAM MCMANIS Arizona Daily Sun FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Back home in Flagstaff, retirement resumed, Buck Wickham looks none the worse for wear. Another fire season will come, soon enough, and he ...

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Plan Released to Reduce Massive Wildfires in U.S. West

Plan has a focus on sage grouse habitat     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials on Friday released an overarching plan for removing or changing vegetation over a huge swath of the U.S. West ...

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New Helicopter Base for U.S. Forest Service

Operational at the start of the 2022 fire season     PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has awarded a contract to a Scottsdale company to design and build a new helicopter base in northern Gila County to support ...

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Federal Agencies Fall Short of President Trump’s Forest Protection Goals

Numbers show it will take more than executive orders to make significant progress     By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer Nearly two years ago, President Donald Trump stood amid the smoky ruins of Paradise, California, where he blamed the ...

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Tanker Pilot Dies in Crash While Fighting Idaho Wildfire

Schill Fire burning near Emmett, Idaho     BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a firefighter died after his single-engine air tanker crashed while he was fighting a small fire in southwestern Idaho Tuesday evening. The Bureau of Land Management ...

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Procession Honors Hotshot Killed in California Wildfire

Morton died while fighting the El Dorado Fire     By AMY TAXIN Associated Press A California firefighter killed while battling a blaze in the mountains east of Los Angeles was identified Tuesday as a member of an elite Hotshot ...

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Firefighter Killed in California’s El Dorado Fire Identified

Morton was killed in a fire caused by a gender reveal device     U.S. Forest Service SAN BERNARDINO, California – It is with deep sadness that USDA Forest Service officials on the San Bernardino National Forest announce the death ...

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Rosland Road Fire Restoration

Benefits of fuel reduction work     U.S. Forest Service This is a short video focused on a recent success story in which firefighters were able to catch the Rosland Road Fire largely due to prior hazardous fuels reduction work ...

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Idaho Forest Project Put on Hold Again

Another halt for the Lost Creek-Boulder Creek Landscape Restoration Project     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A giant Idaho forest project favored by some environmental groups but decried by others is on hold again following ...

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