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In Rim Fire’s wake, lessons for saving our forests ~Barry Bergman, UC Berkeley

In late July, UC Berkeley fire ecologist Scott Stephens was working in Stanislaus National Forest, gathering data on how a century had altered its character. What he saw were the signs of a clear and present danger. “The thing that was startling was that there was more change than I ever would have imagined,” recalls…


National Interagency Fire Center: National Preparedness Level 3

July 2, 2013 Due to hot temperatures, dry conditions and thunderstorms, fire activity picked up in the West. Nine new large fires were reported: two in Idaho, three in Nevada and four in Oregon. Firefighters contained the Mill Fire in California at 534 acres as well as the West Hollister Fire in Idaho and the…


USDA Secretary announces additional Emergency Watershed Protection funding to states affected by natural disasters

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Monday that USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will send an additional $66.8 million in Emergency Watershed Protection Program funds to help disaster recovery efforts in 15 states. The largest portion of the funds will go to Colorado, which will receive more than $19 million for recovery from one of the…