Plague is rare among humans but is found each year among squirrels, chipmunks, and other rodents in California and the southwestern U.S. People can be infected with plague bacteria but it is treatable with antibiotics. Take steps to avoid exposure to human plague.
Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, may not fly in areas of National Forest System lands that have Temporary Flight Restrictions in place, such as wildfires, without prior approval from the U.S. Forest Service. For more information, visit the Know Before You Fly website.
Tips for Responsible Hobby or Recreational Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or "Drones" on National Forest System Lands
How resources respond to emergencies
The Rising Cost of Wildfire Operations: Effects on the Forest Service's Non-Fire Work
Increasingly Severe Disturbances Weaken World's Temperate Forests
The Eldorado National Forest is looking for a committed, hardworking, highly skilled workforce to manage wildfires. Apply by September 11, 2015, to be considered.
It is recommended to limit outdoor time when the air is thick with smoke. Visit AirNow to find out the Air Quality Index in your area.
Trees provide many benefits like shade, clean air & increased property values. Learn how to care for your trees to keep them alive during the drought.
The Forest Service Strategic Plan 2015-2020 embodies our focus on the future, providing the American people with a vision of our direction for the next 5 years.
The Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program of the U.S. Forest Service provides the information needed to assess America's forests, and projects how forests are likely to appear 10 to 50 years from now.
Del Norte Resource Advisory Committee Meeting will be held in Crescent City, California on September 1, 2015, at 6 pm.
Bear facts: learning about bears before you come to the forest can help you avoid a confrontation.
Los Padres National Forest Wins Award at the Ventura County Fair!
Sharing the story of the Penny Pines
The granitic mountains of Desolation Wilderness are part of the massive Sierra batholith, the combined masses of granitic rock that have been uplifted by tectonic action to form the 400 mile long Sierra Nevada range.
With exotic wildflowers, panoramic mountain views, and the blissful tranquility that only Mother Nature can provide, the Big Laguna Trail is a rare find in the greater San Diego area.
An annual 4th Grade Pass is available to U.S. 4th graders who present a valid Every Kid in a Park paper pass. That pass gives them free access to all national parks, lands, and waters through August 31, 2016. Learn more at the Every Kid in a Park website.
Please check Incident Information System Web Site (InciWeb) for the most up-to-date information about wildfires burning across the region.
You can read the Incident Management Situation Report for daily updates on large fires throughout the United States.
Public involvement will be critical to developing a successful plan for this new Monument. If you would like to be included in the process, please contact the Mendocino National Forest.
In March 2011 the Pacific Southwest Region of the US Forest Service released a statement of its Leadership Intent for Ecological Restoration, which laid out the Region's guiding vision and goals for its stewardship of wildland and forests for the next 15-20 years. This plan reflects the Regional leadership's current thinking on how the Leadership Intent will be implemented.
Alliances and Partnerships supporting restoration projects will assist us and secure our Forests for future generations. In building California resiliency, we will need to increase the amount of acres restored from 200,000 to about 500,000 a year. With Partner assistance we can truly manage and protect these invaluable Forest resources.
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