Spotlights

Drones can be Deadly for Wildland Firefighters

Unauthorized drones can hinder firefighting operations by preventing tankers and helicopters from dropping retardant and water. Follow the link above to read more.

Camping Safety and Tips

Whether you're roughing it in a tent at a campground or in the back country, there are many ways to make sure your experience is fun and safe. Visit the link above to learn more.

Safety Tips for Visitors to Lake Tahoe

When visiting the Lake Tahoe Basin, knowledge of the area, weather, terrain, plus a little common sense can help to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. Visit the link above to read more.

Tips for Hikers and Backpackers

Whether you are going out for a day hike or an extended backpacking trip follow the safety tips found at the link above to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Protecting a California Legacy

The Forest Service now has an opportunity to manage a national treasure with national monument status, the San Gabriel Mountains.

US Forest Service Keeping Score on Climate Change

Day after day we’re seeing more impacts from climate change, and many concerned folks want to know what exactly their government is doing about it. Follow the link above to read more.

RESTORE Episode 14: Marijuana Grows and Restoration

Marijuana growing on our national forests causes significant harm to the land, water and animals. Visit the link above to watch the video.

Tahoe Basin Watershed Education Summit

Students from Lake Tahoe area high schools participated in an exciting environmental program this past summer. Visit the link above to read more and watch the video.

Learn the signs of hypothermia

When exposed to extreme cold, your body begins to lose heat faster than it can produce. Learn more about how to prevent hypothermia by visiting the link above.

The Power of One Tree

The Forest Service would like folks to ask themselves: Do I really know how much trees contribute to my daily life? Follow the link above to find out. 

Can your ashes campaign!

Fireplace or woodstove embers can remain hot enough to kindle a fire for days. To learn how to properly dispose of fireplace, wood stove or barbecue ashes, visit the link above.  

A year round fire season?

Not long ago, the Forest Service considered wildfire primarily a summer problem. But climate change has turned fire season into a year-round issue. Follow the link above to read more.

A century of skiing with the US Forest Service

Each year millions of visitors ski and snowboard down the snowy slopes of the ski resorts spread across National Forests. Follow the link above to read more.

Climate change is going 3D

Understanding the effects of global warming, especially the amount of precipitation contained in clouds, has been limited by the use of old satellite technology. Read more above. 

RESTORE Episode 13: Fire Behavior and Ecological Restoration

By employing specially designed heat resistant camera boxes, the agency has been able to document surprising fire behavior. Visit the link above to watch the video.