Category: U.S. Forest Service

Apple Fire – San Bernardino National Forest

According to InciWeb, the Apple Fire has burned more than 26,000 acres, with about 5% containment. The fire is burning in, basically, virgin fire territory; there hasn’t been a fire in that area in a long time so there is a fuel density, low humidity, and high temperature equation that is allowing this fire to …

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Applicants Wanted for U.S. Forest Service Wildfire Training Camp Designed for Women

The U.S. Forest Service is looking for a few great women! According to the Angeles National Forest website, USFS fire management officials are actively searching for thirty female candidates for the Fourth Annual Women-in-Wildfire Basic Training Camp 2020 edition. This is a great opportunity to get trained for entry-level wildland firefighter jobs that are available …

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The National Forest Foundation officially launches 2nd Annual National Forest Week

This year marks the second year of National Forest Week, which is a week-long celebration of our national forest and grasslands. The program was started in 2019 by the National Forest Foundation, which is a congressionally chartered non-profit parter to the U.S. Forest Service. National Forest Week happens the second week in July every year.

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United States Forest Service clears the air about “satanic cult” signs popping up in the San Bernardino Mountains

I got an email asking about a sign that someone had seen up at Jenks Lake in the San Bernardino mountains. I hadn’t heard of any new signs, but checked it out. It appears that there’s a sign posted stating that there’s “increased satanic cult activity” in the area. The “sign” is an 8.5”x11” sheet …

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Room with a View … And Not Much Else – Booking a Fire Lookout Rental in California

Next Level Camping is what I was looking for when I discovered you could rent fire lookouts. I’d been a member of the Forest Fire Lookout Association for years because I lived close to the Butler Peak Fire Lookout while up in Big Bear, and thought that I’d eventually be able to volunteer at the …

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