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More homes saved, less acreage burned this wildfire season

SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Forest Service says northern Utah has seen only 13 large fires this year.

Fire officials say the primary reason wildfires are staying small this year is because resources are available, unlike last year when firefighters and aircraft were spread thin across the western United States. 179 more words


Making a difference in the "Wild Kingdom"

In the fall of 1977, my wife, Diane, and I were assigned to be Peace Corps Environmental Education Specialists with the Paraguayan National Forest Service. At the time, unlike today, environmental education was an odd Peace Corps assignment, and we were the only “official” environmental educators in the country. 655 more words

From The Field

Lincoln National Forest - Prescribed Fire Activities Planned in Ruidoso/Capitan areas (7/25-7/30) HAVE BEEN POSTPONED

Lincoln National Forest – Smokey Bear Ranger District – Ruidoso and Capitan areas

Prescribed Fire Update – 7/28/14 – 8:00  am —- IGNITIONS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED FOR THIS WEEK (7/28-7/30). 418 more words

NM Fire Info

Portion of trail at Mount OIympus to close this weekend

MOUNT OLYMPUS, Utah – Officials will close the upper portion of the hiking trail at Mount Olympus this weekend in order to make improvements.

Forest Service personnel said the section of trail will be closed Saturday and Sunday as their crews work with volunteers to improve the safety of the trail, which is designated as Forest Service Trail #455. 65 more words


Lincoln National Forest - Tiny Prescribed Fire Project - IGNITIONS ARE COMPLETE - 7/21/14 - 5:00 pm

PRESCRIBED FIRE UPDATE – 7/21/14 – 5:00 pm – Firefighters completed ignitions on all 8 acres of the Tiny Prescribed Fire project. 


PRESCRIBED FIRE UPDATE – 7/21/14 – 10:00 am – Firefighters will be igniting piles today. 92 more words

NM Fire Info

Lincoln National Forest - New Fire Start - Gap Fire is already controlled - 7/18/14 - 3:00 pm

A new lightning fire, the Gap Fire on the Smokey Bear Ranger District, was detected late yesterday (7/17/14 at 9:05 pm) and firefighters mobilized to the fire this morning.  80 more words

Active Wildfire

Rio Tinto: neighbors

I live in a Lutheran retreat center in the North Cascades.

It’s still haunted by miners who extracted copper for 20 years, ending in 1957. 225 more words

Holden Village 2013-14