Wildland Fire

Western Gulf Forest Health Conference to focus on forest and tree issues

TFS Texas Forest Service - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 14:30

Landowners, homeowners and forestry professionals are invited to attend the first Western Gulf Forest Health Conference. This two-day conference will focus on issues affecting both rural forestlands and individual trees within urban and suburban areas. These forests and tr

Critical fire weather conditions present over Western Texas

TFS Texas Forest Service - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 14:30

Critical fire weather conditions will be present over portions of Western Texas and the Panhandle beginning today and continuing through Friday. 

Lone Star State Incident Management Team Deployed to North West Texas

TFS Texas Forest Service - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 14:30

Lone Star State Incident Management Team Deployed to North West Texas Mar. 13, 2017—MERKEL, Texas—The Lone Star State Incident Management Team from Texas A&M Forest Service has set up an incident coordination center in Merkel, Texas to support wildfire response in the western half of Texas. 

Texas and Great Plains wildfires spurred by dry, windy conditions

TFS Texas Forest Service - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 14:30

March 7, 2017 — AMARILLO, Texas — Multiple wildfires are still burning across the Texas Panhandle following yesterday’s elevated fire conditions across the Southern Plains. Texas A&M Forest Service responded to three large fires for 325,680 acres. 

City of Dallas completes Community Wildfire Protection Plan

TFS Texas Forest Service - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 14:30

The city of Dallas has developed a plan to reduce risks and better prepare for wildfires. Dallas, a major metropolitan area in Texas, is the 53 rd city in the state to complete a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).

Drones slow wildfire response and ground firefighting aircraft

TFS Texas Forest Service - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 14:30

With the Texas winter wildfire season upon us, officials at Texas A&M Forest Service are responding to an increase in wildfire frequency across the state. Yesterday, two Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATS) responding to a wildfire in Erath County were grounded due to the presence of a drone in the wildfire perimeter.

Critical fire weather conditions present over Texas Plains

TFS Texas Forest Service - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 14:30

Critical fire weather conditions will be present over the Texas Plains region Thursday and Friday. The National Weather Service  Storm Prediction Center  has issued an alert putting western portions of the state in the

Camp Bowie to host 16th annual wildfire academy

TFS Texas Forest Service - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 14:30

 In preparation for the 2017 wildfire season, firefighters from across the state are set to attend a wildfire academy at Camp Bowie in Brownwood. The 16th Annual Central Texas Wildfire Academy will take place Feb. 22 – 26 and

After the wildfire: Texas A&M University students help recover the Lost Pines

TFS Texas Forest Service - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 14:30

Approximately 4,000 more trees are taking root in wildfire-scarred Texas soil this weekend thanks to the planting efforts of student volunteers from Texas A&M University.

Central Texas now has an airtanker base to help fight wildfires

TFS Texas Forest Service - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 14:30

Feb. 16, 2017 Central Texas now has an airtanker base to help fight wildfires.

Donald Galloway awarded the 2017 Regents Fellow Service Award

TFS Texas Forest Service - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 14:30

Donald Galloway of Texas A&M Forest Service was awarded the 2017 Regents Fellow Service Award from the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. 

San Jacinto County Completes Community Wildfire Protection Plan

TFS Texas Forest Service - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 14:30

San Jacinto County Completes Community Wildfire Protection Plan Feb. 7, 2017 — COLDSPRING, Texas — San Jacinto County has developed a plan that will better prepare the community for wildfires. The Community Wildfire Protection Plan is the 18 th countywide CWPP in Texas. It was developed by San Jacinto

New champion tree has ties to forestry of the past

TFS Texas Forest Service - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 14:30

Jan. 31, 2017 — COLLEGE STATION, Texas — A loblolly pine on the T.L.L. Temple Foundation Boggy Slough Conservation Area west of Lufkin was recently confirmed by Texas A&M Forest Service to be the largest of its kind in the state. Located within 200 feet of Cochino Bayou, a prominent waterway, the champion lob

Annual workshop to highlight tax law updates for forest landowners

TFS Texas Forest Service - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 14:30

 As tax season in Texas approaches, have you considered brushing up on tax laws regarding timberland properties? 

Chris Edgar awarded Vice Chancellor's Award in Excellence

TFS Texas Forest Service - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 14:30

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 10, 2017 — COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Dr. Chris Edgar of Texas A&M Forest Service has been awarded the 2016 Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for Pubic Service in Forestry from Texas A&M AgriLife. The award was presented Jan. 9 at the AgriLife Conference on the campus of Te

Green Ambassadors awarded Vice Chancellor's award in Excellence

TFS Texas Forest Service - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 14:30

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 10, 2017 — COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Students from Houston’s impoverished East End are changing their schools, their neighborhoods and their futures — for the better.  And the forestry and agricultural communities are taking notice. A multi-agency team of Green Ambassadors has been a

Buffalo Gap celebrates 10 years as a Firewise Community

TFS Texas Forest Service - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 14:30

Nov. 10, 2016 — BUFFALO GAP, Texas — Ten years ago, Buffalo Gap, Texas became one of only three Firewise communities in the state. The citizens of Buffalo Gap will commemorate their 10 th year as a Firewise community with a celebration held at City Hall Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. Texas A&M Forest Service will presen

Kern River Ranger District Prescribed RX (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 13:15
Kernville, Ca….November 2017: Hazardous Fuels Reduction projects are scheduled this winter on three mountaintops within the Kern River Ranger District on the Sequoia National Forest.February 5, 2018: Year to date totals, as of February 26, 2018: are : 1,078 "piles" and "20 acres broadcast burn" accomplished, on the three mountaintops. 1.The Kern Plateau Project: - Crews have completed 6 acres of brush piles within Troy Meadow Campground, the Blackrock Work Center, and Sherman Pass & Boone Roads.2. ICE Prescribed Projects (Alta Sierra/Greenhorn) 3. Breckenridge Area.Currently: Hazardous fuel piles are being burned on the Forest Service compound at the Greenhorn Summit Station.Fire managers are working closely with the Eastern Kern Air Pollution Control District to manage smoke production and reduce any local impacts.Forest Service crews have been working in the areas preparing fire lines and cutting ladder fuels to prepare for burning this fall. Prep work is necessary to ensure the...

34 Complex (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 11:52
The 34 Complex Fire began on April 12, 2017 at approximately 4pm. Initial attack was under the leadership of Incident Commander James of the Oklahoma Forestry Services and David Conner of the Woodward Fire Department. As of midnight, April 14, the fire was approxiately 25% contained and involved approximately 53,000 acres.To assist in the management of this fire and provide assistance to the local fire departments, Oklahoma Forestry Services ordered the Southern Area GOLD (Type 2) Team. At 6am on Monday, April 16, the SA Gold Team will join Unified Command in managing the 34 Complex

Rhea Fire (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 23:28
The Rhea Fire started on Thursday April 12. It is located in Dewey County, northeast of Leedey Oklahoma. With Red Flag fire weather conditions the Rhea Fire quickly grew to the now 242,000 acres. Oklahoma Forestry Services is in unified command with Vici Rural Fire Department. A Southern Type 1 team from Florida is in

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