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Thursday, March 26, 2015
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation is providing close to one million dollars in state funding to Forest Service projects in Montana, to increase the pace and scale of efforts to improve forest and watershed health.  State investments will be made in Forest Service projects in each National Forest...
Thursday, March 26, 2015
FireWise of Southwest Colorado had some big things to celebrate at its bimonthly meeting Tuesday, including three national awards. Judy Winzell got a standing ovation from her neighbors at Falls Creek as she accepted the Community Wildfire Preparedness Pioneer Award – one of only four in the nation – from Durango Fire...
Thursday, March 26, 2015
A massive wildfire near Woodward recently should serve as a cautionary tale for all of us. The blaze burned more than 22,000 acres and caused an estimated $1.1 million in damage. Included in the damage total were seven occupied houses that were destroyed or damaged. Although we received some rain in the past few days that...
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Much of the Earth was once cloaked in vast forests, from the subarctic snowforests to the Amazon and Congo basins. As humankind colonised the far corners of our planet, we cleared large areas to harvest wood, make way for farmland, and build towns and cities. The loss of forest has wrought dramatic consequences for...
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Chile has declared a red alert for three national parks and reserves where massive wildfires are threatening forests that are thousands of years old, officials said Tuesday. The fires have been raging for more than a week in the southern region of La Araucania, which has been hit by a severe drought. The National Emergency...
Monday, March 23, 2015
The U.S. Forest Service, the White House, bipartisan supporters in Congress and conservation groups are trying to push through legislation (H.R. 167) so that the costs of fighting catastrophic wildfires would be paid from emergency funds, just as when other natural disasters strike. The Forest Service and Interior...
Monday, March 23, 2015
Florida State Forester Jim Karels and the Florida Forest Service recognized the benefits of Florida's working forests at last Saturday's global recognition of the International Day of Forests. “Working forests have a significant positive influence on air quality and water supply,” said State Forester Jim Karels. “The...
Monday, March 23, 2015
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds Missourians that trees and forests throughout the state are valuable to our health, communities, economy, and environment. MDC encourages Missourians to celebrate the value of Missouri trees and forests on Arbor Days in April by planting native trees and practicing...
Monday, March 23, 2015
It's the time of year when the Kentucky Division of Forestry’s two tree nurseries are busy packing and shipping seedlings.  The busiest months for the spring planting season are March and April. The Forestry Division doesn’t send seedlings after April because it gets too warm and the bare root seedlings do not survive well...
Monday, March 23, 2015
Wildfire season is quickly approaching, and Southern Arizona fire departments spent last weekend brushing up on their skills. Firefighters from several local agencies, including the Northwest Fire District, Casa Grande Fire Department, Golder Ranch Fire District, and Oracle Fire Department, were out in Oracle Saturday for...

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