Tag Archives: U.S. Forest Service

We’re Barely Listening to the U.S.’s Most Dangerous Volcanoes 

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Camping banned at Broken Top’s No Name Lake after skyrocketing crowds, increase of poop

Sudden fame and poor behavior have marred another famous outdoor spot in Oregon. Source: Camping banned at Broken Top’s No Name Lake after skyrocketing crowds, increase of poop

Forest Service monitoring newly-opened Gorge trail

Fire prevention specialists with the U.S. Forest Service were on the Wahclella Falls Trail on Saturday morning, monitoring a trail that had a close call earlier this week. A hiker told KATU News on Thursday that falling rocks nearly hit her as she was taking the two-mile loop in the Columbia River Gorge. Source: Forest […]
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Two years after fire, Eagle Creek Trail taking final steps to reopen

Oregonians watched in horror as flames licked the lush forests of the Columbia River Gorge, dry winds fanning a fire that ultimately burned for three months, consuming nearly 50,000 acres by the time it was done. Now, two years after the Eagle Creek fire began over Labor Day weekend, the famed Eagle Creek Trail where […]
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Wildfire allowed to burn in Mt. Washington Wilderness to reduce risk

The U.S. Forest Service is allowing a small wildfire to burn in hopes that it will prevent a larger inferno. The Pacific Fire, just one-tenth of an acre on Sunday, will be allowed to burn in a remote corner of the Mt. Washington Wilderness with the goal of reducing fuels in an area prone to […]
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Wildfires a threat as Oregonians head into holiday weekend

Officials urge people to ‘drown’ campfires with water, stir them to ensure they are out. As Central Oregonians ready for hunting season or prepare for a Labor Day weekend cookout, the U.S. Forest Service is reminding people to remain vigilant of wildfire danger, especially with warm weather forecast for the days ahead. Lightning strikes are […]
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Iconic Wahclella Falls reopens in Columbia Gorge after 2 year closure from Eagle Creek Fire

One of the most popular hikes in the Columbia Gorge has finally reopened. Source: Iconic Wahclella Falls reopens in Columbia Gorge after 2 year closure from Eagle Creek Fire

Forest Service preps for lightning in southwestern Oregon

The U.S. Forest Service is poised and at-the-ready to respond to any wildfires that may start as a result of predicted lightning activity this week. Source: Forest Service preps for lightning in southwestern Oregon | KMVU Fox 2

U.S. Forest Service Proposes Plan To Reduce Environmental Scrutiny For Public Lands Projects

The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to reduce the public’s role in shaping the way it applies federal environmental laws to projects on public lands. The agency says the changes would help land managers “make timelier decisions based on high quality, science-based analysis.” Source: U.S. Forest Service Proposes Plan To Reduce Environmental Scrutiny For Public […]
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Forest Service keeps Oregon wildfires burning for forest health

For decades, the U.S. Forest Service has talked about the need to allow wildfires to burn more naturally to improve forest health across the West. But in an age of megafires that threaten cities and pollute the air with unhealthy smoke, it has been difficult for the agency to actually allow wildfires to burn. Source: […]
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