Tag: rim fire

Jan 13

The Rim Fire – a new video on YouTube

A hat-tip to Bill Gabbert over at wildfirtoday.com who penned a post about a new video titled “the Rim Fire” that appears on YouTube today.  The video was posted by yosemitenationalpark, who put up the following description: “The 2013 Rim Fire was the largest forest fire in California history, and the largest fire in Yosemite history. Burning …

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Oct 15

Legal posturing begins in Rim Fire aftermath

Both sides are girding their loins over the Rim Fire case. Keith Matthew Emerald, a 32 year old man and resident of Columbia, a town in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California, is accused in a four-count indictment or starting the Rim Fire when he lost control of an illegal campfire on August 17,2013.  …

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Dec 28

Rim Fire Recovery Project Announced

Stanislaus Forest Supervisor Susan Skalski today announced the second phase of the Rim Fire recovery, Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will appear in the Federal Register December 6. The proposed action will include: Salvage of dead trees and fuel reduction (29,648 aces). Removal of hazard trees, salvage of dead …

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Dec 05

Open houses slated for second phase of Rim Fire Recovery Project

Press release from the U.S.D.A.: The Stanislaus National Forest will be hosting two open houses on Friday, December 13 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, December 14, 9 a.m. to noon at the Stanislaus National Forest Supervisor’s Office (19777 Greenley Road, Sonora, CA 95370). “We invite the public and stakeholders to the open …

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Dec 05

Federal charges likely in Rim Fire

A deer hunter — not pot growers, as some politicians with an agenda publicly stated — started the Rim Fire that burned through over 237,341 acres of land in the Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park before firefighters finally got the upper hand.  The 402 square mile fire blazed through more than $127 million of …

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Dec 04

Rim Fire Recovery Project Announced

Press release from the USDA: Stanislaus Forest Supervisor Susan Skalski today announced the second phase of the Rim Fire recovery, Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will appear in the Federal Register December 6. The proposed action will include: Salvage of dead trees and fuel reduction (29,648 aces). Removal of …

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Dec 03

Jointly Developed Watershed Assessment Model Being Used in Yosemite National Park

The USDA has posted an article about the Watershed Assessment Model that’s being used at Yosemite National Park: An award-winning watershed assessment tool, the Automated Geospatial Watershed Assessment (AGWA), was deployed to assess potential Rim Fire threats in Yosemite National Park in California.  The park experienced a devastating fire that began on August 17, 2013, …

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