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Friday, August 14, 2015
Kentucky firefighters have traveled to to Washington, California and North Carolina to help battle wildfires. The Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) dispatched 14 firefighters as part of a 20-person hand crew Sunday to the Bald Knob Fire in North Carolina. They joined a KDF public information officer who went out last...
Friday, August 14, 2015
Last month, wildfire watchers were astounded as terrifying wildfires raged across the state of Alaska. Sometimes the records would come in with 300,000 or more new acres burned in a single day. It seemed inevitable that the 2015 wildfire season would quickly catch up with and then surpass the all-time record year, 2004,...
Friday, August 14, 2015
A new study finds quantifiable evidence that walking in nature could lead to a lower risk of depression. Specifically, the study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, found that people who walked for 90 minutes in a natural area, as opposed to participants who walked in a high-traffic urban setting...
Friday, August 14, 2015
Two new community orchards in Canada will provide health benefits to formerly homeless tenants, help the environment, beautify the northeast neighbourhood and build community, according to the people behind the project. “The folks that are receiving these donations of trees are folks that might otherwise not have access to...
Friday, August 14, 2015
Delaware State Forester Michael Valenti is headed west this weekend to fight fires in a region covering parts of Montana and the northern Rockies. The Delaware Forest Service sent out a team earlier this month to fight the Fork Complex Fire. This is a blaze covering nearly 28,000 acres in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest...
Friday, August 14, 2015
A quarantine to prohibit the movement of ohia trees, the soil surrounding them and ohia products from the Big Island is is likely to be approved this month in an attempt to stop the spread of a fungus that has the potential to kill the native trees throughout the islands. Day by day the disease spreads, killing off...
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
For the first time in its 110-year history, the Forest Service, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is spending more than 50 percent of its budget to suppress the nation's wildfires. A new report released today by the Forest Service estimates that within a decade, the agency will spend more than two-thirds of its...
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
By Chelsea Ealum, Florida Forest Service The Florida Forest Service has announced that more than 246,000 acres of Florida state forests were treated with prescribed fire last year, the highest number ever reported by any state forestry agency in the country. The Florida Forest Service administers the top prescribed fire...
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
The Nature Conservancy has closed on a 12,418-acre conservation easement on The Westervelt Company’s timber lands in South Carolina. The easement is the fourth largest in state history and the largest since 2008.  The easement creates a 12-mile protected wildlife corridor between the Savannah and Coosawhatchie rivers and...
Monday, August 3, 2015
Responding to a request from the U.S. Forest Service, the South Carolina Forestry Commission has sent seven of its wildland firefighters to join crews battling more than 30 wildfires around Redding, Calif. Accompanied by three members of the Horry County Fire Rescue Department’s Wildfire Team, they will become part of a...

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