Golf tournament to benefit the family of Mikey Hallenbeck, Wildland Firefighter Foundation, Saturday, October 3, 2015.
The Fall Fish Festival focuses on a variety of fish species that live in Lake Tahoe and its rivers: October 3 & 4, 2015.
Forest Service Funds Landmark Climate Change Study
Share the Experience: official federal recreation lands photo contest
The "Super Scooper" out of South Lake Tahoe is a very effective firefighting tool. It can make repeated water drops without needing to land for fill-ups. If you're in the water, remember to get out of the way!
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
The Lake Fire in the San Gorgonio Wilderness raised concerns about the Aspen Grove in Fish Creek, which burned with moderate to high severity during the fire. Aspens are well known for their resilience following wildfire, and the grove is expected to recover well.
The Rising Cost of Wildfire Operations: Effects on the Forest Service's Non-Fire Work
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 Fire Adapted Communities website offers information and specific actions you can take, no matter what your role, to reduce your risk to the next wildfire. Do your part to protect your community now!
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.
The Current Wildfire Activity - 2015 web map displays locations of large active fire incidents, along with Forest Service regional, forest, and wilderness boundaries. Data are provided for informational purposes only.
You can read the Incident Management Situation Report for daily updates on large fires throughout the United States.
Please check Incident Information System Web Site (InciWeb) for the most up-to-date information about wildfires burning across the region.
The National Strategy: The Final Phase in the Development of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy.
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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