Tag Archives: National Forest

Prescribed Burning Season Begins on Mendocino National Forest

The Mendocino National Forest is once again entering prescribed burning season. The public may notice smoke in various parts of the forest during the next few months as part of the continued commitment to protect communities and natural resources from wildfires. Forest visitors, including hunters, are asked to be aware of their surroundings and watch […]

Help California National Forests Recover

What happens after a forest fire like the HUGE Rim Fire burning near Yosemite? Vance Russell, the National Forest Foundation’s Director of Programs for California has sent out an email to everyone who, I guess, supports the National Forest Foundation, and I thought now might be a good time to share it with you: As I write this morning […]

Rim Fire destroys Berkeley Tuolumne Family Camp

From Sierra News Online: TUOLUMNE COUNTY – Families who have been camping at the Berkeley Tuolumne Family Camp for years gathered yesterday to mourn the loss of the camp, which was consumed by the Rim Fire on Sunday. The fire has now grown to 179,481 acres with 20% containment, and U.S. Forest Service officials confirmed […]

GSOBs in Idyllwild – Watch Where You Buy Firewood!

According to a press release by CalFire, the the nasty little bug – the goldspotted oak borer (GSOB) has been detected in at least one California black oak tree found in Idyllwild. From the press release: “Larvae extracted from under the tree bark were subjected to DNA analysis at the University of California Riverside and confirmed […]