Category Archives: US Forest Service

Eager crowds are flattening Southern California’s vibrant ‘super bloom’

If it’s not drought that’s keeping the flowers down, it’s the visitors Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, April 9, 2017 After a record series of winter storms buried the Sierra Nevada in snow and filled rivers and … 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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San Gabriel Mountains declared a national monument

President Obama officially designates San Gabriel Mountains a national monument Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, October 11, 2014 President Obama on Friday officially set aside 346,000 acres of the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument, a … Continue reading

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Obama weighs national monument status for San Gabriels

Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, August 26, 2014 President Obama is considering a plan to designate the San Gabriel Mountains a national monument, an action intended to address crowding and pollution, and enhance recreational opportunities for a … Continue reading

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Arcadia firefighter likely died in fall from cliff, coroner says

Medical examiner’s office says injuries to body are consistent with cliff accident. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, July 2, 1014 Mike Herdman, an off-duty Arcadia firefighter whose body was found in Los Padres National Forest after a … Continue reading

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U.S. seeks national recreation area status for San Gabriels

The plan would improve access and boost security in joint management by the Forest Service and Park Service of the area, which provides 70% of L.A. County’s open space. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, April 11, 2013 … Continue reading

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Juggling chain saws not allowed

Source of this article: The Condor Call, journal of the Los Padres chapter of the Sierra Club, October-November 2012 By James Paxton “Be here at the office at 7:30 a.m. sharp. A minute late and you don’t work.” Coming from … Continue reading

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Forest Service to drop fees at most national forests

Following a review, the agency will eliminate the unpopular Adventure Pass for most forest areas. In addition, the U.S. 9th Circuit has ruled that the government went too far in charging for access. Source of this article: The Los Angeles … Continue reading

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U.S. sits on locked pools of oil, gas

The United States is sitting on vast locked up pools of oil and natural gas that are off limits because of environmental issues and other considerations, senior federal lands officials said Wednesday. Source of this article – Ventura County Star, … Continue reading

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Reckless off-roaders called scourge

Riders who stray from legal trails damage watersheds, help spread invasive species and contribute to fire hazards, a group says. Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, June 29, 2007 A new group of retired land managers and forest … Continue reading

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