Category Archives: Fire Hazard

Prime parcel to become a forestry lab

Sierra Nevada parcel will test ways to reduce mega fires and increase snowpack Source of this article, the Los Angeles Times, August 15, 2015 Forest ecologists finally got their wish: an entire private landscape on which to test methods of … Continue reading

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$75,000 in rewards offered to catch operators who flew drones above fires

San Bernardino County supervisors unanimously agreed Tuesday to offer rewards for help in tracking down drone operators who interfered with firefighters during three major wildfires this summer. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, July 29, 2015 After the … Continue reading

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Drought kills 12 million trees in California’s national forests

Millions of trees continue to die in California due to drought and bark beetle invasion Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, May 6, 2015 Rangers in the San Bernardino National Forest call them “red trees.” Instead of the … Continue reading

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In store for visitors to Yosemite: a drier, browner park

Park’s famous falls will be less of a draw this year Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, March 28, 2015 Yosemite National Park is bracing for its driest year on record, with visitor bureaus downplaying the allure of … Continue reading

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Tumbleweeds overrun region

The infestation, triggered by the drought, raises the risk of wildfires Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, September 25, 2014 Three years of drought have triggered an infestation of tumbleweeds across Southern California, raising the risk of wildfires, … Continue reading

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Fire season fuels GOP push for more logging

The House votes to curb environmental reviews to accelerate timber cutting in national forests. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, September 21, 2013 WASHINGTON — In response to fires that have ravaged the West this year, the House … Continue reading

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Dry weather has firefighters ready for battle

In L.A. County, tests show brush is drying out fast this year because of lack of rain. In Ventura County, firefighters say the parched conditions are more typical of June or July. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, … Continue reading

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Controversy grows after eucalyptus trees chopped down in rural Agoura

Species deemed harmful by NPS Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, March 28, 2013 Gary Haynes strolls on the grounds of Peter Strauss Ranch in rural Agoura about three times a week, enjoying the scenery, wildlife and the … Continue reading

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Malibu council seeks to ban overnight camping in parks

Concern over fires is cited in killing the city’s deal with conservancy. Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, December 6, 2007 To the relief of residents in fire-prone canyon areas, the Malibu City Council voted 5 to 0 … Continue reading

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A line around Zaca blaze

After 2 months, officials declare it contained. The second-largest fire in state history has burned 375 square miles and injured 44 firefighters. Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, September 3, 2007 Firefighters finally declared victory over the Zaca … Continue reading

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