Increase in prescribed burning promoted
NFS Litigation Weekly June 10, 2022
Probably a weekly summary of Forest Service is now quarterly – the last one we received was March 11th. Here is the conclusion:Nothing to report. Blogger Bonus We’ve had a lot of talk about the “bad” behavior of oil and gas companies. Their role in climate change The impact of misinformation is being debated in […]
Louisiana-Pacific won the SFF President’s Award for Forest Work.
Sustainable Forest Development Initiative® (SFI) LP Building Solutions (LP) announced today that it has been awarded the 2022 SFI Presidential Award. The award is given annually to an organization or individual that addresses important issues related to the sustainability, education, and cooperation of the forest community. SFI pays special attention to the long-term leadership of […]
Earliest record of wildfires provide insights to Earth’s past vegetation and oxygen levels
While wildfires over recent years have raged across much of the western United States and pose significant hazards to wildlife and local populations, wildfires have been a long-standing part of Earth’s systems without the influence of humans for hundreds of millions of years.
Avian flu has jumped from chickens to wild birds and is spreading fast
Seabirds like gannets appear to be particularly at risk. Coatesy / shutterstock After a series of localised outbreaks in the past few years, avian flu has re-emerged as a major driver of bird deaths across the UK. Until the past few weeks, the latest outbreak of the disease – also known as bird flu or, […]
New fire shelter prototypes could buy time for wildfire firefighters
Temperatures inside new wildfire shelter prototypes remained within survival limits for longer, and the shelters took longer to break open, compared with an industry standard.
Hellish Fires, Low Pay, Trauma: CA Forest Service Firefighters Face a Morale Crisis
Alex Wigglesworth – Los Angeles Times Chris Mariano became a federal wildland firefighter because he wanted to help protect the Northern California landscapes and communities he’d grown to love. Years later, after working his way up to squad boss of the elite Truckee hotshot crew for the U.S. Forest Service, Mariano resigned in a viral letter that is the latest example of […]
Tweed Valley Osprey Project – Three Healthy Chicks
> A young chick is jumping into a nest. This week, in the main hut in the Tweed Valley, we saw a very large brown trout bringing the family into the nest with PW 3. The three chicks are doing very well and are eating very well with Ms. O. The food is shared, and […]
Western wildfires force evacuations in Arizona, California
Wildfires burning throughout the American West are forcing evacuations as crews deal with more hot, windy and dry conditions FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Western U.S. on Monday marked another day of hot, dry and windy weather as crews from California to New Mexico battled wildfires that had forced hundreds of people to leave their homes. […]