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U.S. Forest Service

The Odd Politics Of Fighting Wildfires

Much of the Forest Service’s swelling bill for suppressing wildfires comes from the rising cost of protecting residences in the “wildland-urban interface.” About 16 million houses were built in fire-prone rural areas over the last two decades.

August 27, 2015
A fire fighter monitors a backfire during the Rocky Fire near Clearlake, California, August 3, 2015. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

U.S. Forest Service Says Spending More Than Half Of Budget On Fires

Since 2000, at least 10 states have had their largest fires on record, the agency said.

August 5, 2015

Firefighter Dies Battling Northern California Wildfire

California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Friday for Northern California counties hit by wildfires.

August 1, 2015

Wilderness Photo Plan Draws More Fire

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has put the brakes on a plan to charge hundreds of dollars in fees for commercial filming and photography on U.S. forest lands, but critics are far from satisfied. “There is no doubt, as you look at this, that there is way too much confusion over what the Forest Service […]

October 6, 2014

Coalitions Sue Forest Service To Block Alaska Old-Growth Timber Sale

By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times SEATTLE — Two coalitions of environmental groups have filed three separate suits against the U.S. Forest Service, hoping to stop what the organizations say is the largest sale of old-growth timber in nearly a generation in America’s largest national forest. Last week the Forest Service gave the […]

August 28, 2014