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After coming in $400 million over budget following last year's busy fire season, the Forest Service is altering its approach and may let more fires burn instead of attacking every one. The move, quietly made in a letter late last month by Forest
Forest Service will award long-delayed contracts to add several large, jet-powered air tankers to the nation's fleet of firefighting planes in about two months, U.S...The next generation air tankers are required to be able to cruise at more than 340
Longer, hotter and drier seasons lie ahead, the Forest Service chief says, but restoration projects can help. firstname.lastname@example.org If you think fires have gotten big in the past few years, hold on...Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said Friday
09 PM PDT Updated: 09/09/2012 04:22:12 PM PDT When the chief of the U.S. Forest Service landed in the Bay Area last month, he skipped the redwood forests to visit a treeless West Oakland sidewalk across from a used car parts shop.
Act of 2009 was supposed to ensure that the Forest Service had enough money to fight fires without having to cut into programs to provide recreation, protect habitat and improve forest health. But after Congress raided the fund established by the law
It would be up and running by 2007, a powerful new tool in the yearly battle to save homes from the flames. In 2012 while tens of thousands of Colorado residents have fled their homes from an alarming eruption of June wildfires the program is still
N.M. (AP) — A combination of decades of vigorous fire suppression and the waning of the timber industry over environmental concerns have left many forests a tangled, overgrown mess, subject to the kind of super-fires that are now regularly consuming
Federal investigators said Tuesday mechanical failure forced an air tanker fighting a Nevada wildfire to make a crash landing, but they were still trying to determine what brought down another tanker of the same vintage in southern Utah, killing two
N.M. (AP) — More than 100 large fires have swept across parts of the nation already this year, and the head of the U.S. Forest Service said Thursday the rest of the 2012 fire season is expected to be just as active as last year's, which saw historic
01 PDT Tijeras, N.M. (AP) -- The chief of the U.S. Forest Service says he expects this year's fire season to be just as active as last year, when historic fires charred hundreds of square miles in Arizona, New Mexico and elsewhere.