Category Archives: Wilderness Area

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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John Muir’s legacy questioned as centennial of his death nears

Critics say that 100 years of population growth, urban sprawl, demographic shifts, climate change make John Muir irrelevant Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, November 13, 2014 ohn Muir is the patron saint of environmentalism, an epic figure … 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. Loosens Its Policy on Building Roads in Parkland

The action by the Interior Department, though not legally binding, makes it easier for counties to claim rights of way. Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, March 23, 2006 By BETTINA BOXALL AND JULIE CART, Times Staff Writers … Continue reading

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Idaho Gov. Chosen for Interior

Dirk Kempthorne has urged changes to the Endangered Species Act, more state control of resources. He’s criticized by environmentalists. Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, March 17, 2006. By James Gerstenzang and Julie Cart, Times Staff Writers WASHINGTON … Continue reading

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Forestland on Sale List Not All Bare

Much California acreage considered ‘nonvital’ in a Bush administration plan is worth keeping, say local officials and conservationists. Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, February 28, 2006 By Bettina Boxall and Janet Wilson, Times Staff Writers REDDING — … Continue reading

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