United States Forest Service
CAMARILLO, CA - MAY 4: U.S. Forest Service firefighters walk a scorched ridge at the Springs fire on May 4, 2013 near Camarillo, California. Improving weather conditions are helping firefighters get the upper hand on the wildfire which has grown to 28,000 acres and is now 56 percent contained.
Our mission is to provide qualified pilots, crew chiefs, and aircraft to both the Arizona State Forestry Department and the U.S. Forest Service in preparation for supporting wild land firefighting operations in and around Arizona
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Lives and homes are at stake, and I refuse to stand idly by as red tape suffocates any chance of the U.S. Forest ServiceMore quotes »
Alaska ferries lose nature experts to budget cuts
expenses down by eliminating items that do not affect core functions.Naturalists, who are hired and paid by the U.S. Forest Service or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service , make about $22,000 a season. The state provides them free room and board on the ferry, Read more »
In powder struggle, ruling for backcountry skiers
-- A federal judge in Idaho ruled the U.S. Forest Service broke the law by not crafting rules to govern snowmobile travel, a victory for powder-loving backcountry ski enthusiasts.U.S. District Judge Ronald Bush wrote that the Forest Service must draw up regulations Read more »
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Donkeys Left For Dead Rescued, Former Owner Facing Charges
for dead have been rescued and their former owner is facing charges. Nearly 20 donkeys were left abandoned on National Forest Service land by the owner in Otero County east of Pueblo. They were left without food and water. “They’re good pets if you treat them 5/24/13 from CBS Denver Read more »
Memorial Day weekend marks beginning of camping season
COUNTY - At the U.S. Forest Service Dillon Ranger District office in Summit County, it's clear that Ken Waugh and his staff have reached the busy summer season with the start of the Memorial Day rush. "Looking where to camp, hiking and mountain biking, so 5/24/13 from 49 News Topeka Read more »
Avalanche forecaster dies in Idaho while cycling
goes here HAILEY, Idaho – A retired ranger who helped start the U.S. Forest Service National Avalanche Center died while mountain biking near his home in Idaho. Two friends riding with Abromeit say he fell from his bike during an afternoon ride. Blaine County 5/24/13 from The Olympian Read more »
One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire - 2013 Interagency Fire News Conference
by firefighters," Cravens continued. He then introduced the "One Less Spark" campaign which originated with Mark Thibideau, a Forest Service Fire Prevention Technician working for the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Designed to prevent vehicle-caused wildfires, from YubaNet Read more »
Trails Day Celebrated in and near the Tahoe National Forest - Volunteers Needed!
of the morning. Volunteers should wear long pants, long sleeve shirts, and bring gloves, hats, water and snacks. The Forest Service will provide any necessary tools. "Volunteers have played an important role in maintaining and building trails in the National from YubaNet Read more »