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Wildfire and Smoke

Smoke Monitor near the Cameron Peak fire in Colorado

As most people know, the Forest Service plays an important role with fire.  This involves both responding to unwanted wildfires and using fire (termed prescribed fire) as a tool reduce unhealthy and unsafe accumulations of vegetation.  Associated with both types of fire is smoke.  While smoke can affect anyone, those most at risk are the young and seniors and those with cardiovascular or respiratory issues. 

Tree planting with climate change in mind

Spring is a great time for planting a tree, but timing is just one of many factors that impact your tree’s chances of living a full and healthy life. There’s a lot you can do to help your tree thrive for decades to come — even in the face of a changing climate.

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