Wildland Fire

Prescribed Fire projects November 28, 2018 (Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2018-19 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 14:03
Mountain Thin near Mt. Shasta, 210 acres burn pilesTrinity Post Fire Hazard Reduction hand piles near Underwood Mountain south of Burnt Ranch, 37 acres burn pilesWestside IRTC landing piles: approx. 8 miles northwest of Forest Glen, 378 acres burn

Texans can prevent the spread of oak wilt disease

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:33

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Oak wilt is one of the most destructive tree diseases in the United States, and it has been known to kill oak trees in Central Texas at epidemic proportions. Texas A&M Forest Service urges Texans, hunters in particular, to take preventative measures and be cautious when collecting and pu

Funds available for forest thinning through Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:33

Funds Available for Forest Thinning Through Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M Forest Service is now accepting applications for the 2018 Southern Pine Beetle (SPB) Prevention Program Thinning Cost-Share. Through this program, eligible forest landowners can receive

Texas A&M Forest Service examines the relationship between lumber and timber prices

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:33

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Landowners may wonder what the record-high lumber prices in the first half of 2018 signal for timber prices. This historically high lumber price leads many to expect higher prices for standing timber, however, the association between lumber and timber prices is loose over short time span

The Arbor Day Foundation’s Texas Community Tree Recovery Campaign Distributes Free Trees to Local Texas Residents Affected by Hurricane Harvey

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:33

The Arbor Day Foundation’s Texas Community Tree Recovery Campaign Distributes Free Trees to Local Texas Residents Affected by Hurricane Harvey Arbor Day Foundation Program Helps Rebuild and Beautify Communities One Tree at a Time   Port Aransas, TX (October 15, 2018)  – The Arbor Day Foundation’s

Wildfire training academy to be held in Bastrop

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:33

  October 7, 2016—BASTROP, Texas—Firefighters from across the country will travel to Camp Swift to attend one of the country’s premiere interagency wildfire academies. The 19th annual Capital Area Interagency Wildfire and Incident Management Academy, fondly known as the Bastrop Academy, will take place Oct.

More than 15 million awarded in grants to fire departments

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:33

Oct. 6, 2016 – COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas fire departments received more than $15 million in grants Wednesday through the Texas A&M Forest Service Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program . I

Texans get to celebrate ‘holiday for trees’ on Nov. 4

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:33

Oct. 4, 2016 — COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texans across the Lone Star State are invited to celebrate Arbor Day Nov. 4. Arbor Day is a holiday for trees – it is the perfect day to plant trees and to celebrate all the ways that trees enrich our lives, communities and landscapes.

New app developed for forestry professionals in Texas

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:33

For the first time, foresters, landowners and contractors in Texas can now access guidelines for practicing sustainable forestry on their mobile devices. 

Communication is Key to Johnson's Success

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:33

Earlier today the National Association of State Foresters presented a communications achievement award to Texas A&M Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program Coordinator Paul Johnson. 

Partnerships and community involvement help Texas High School win $10 Million in ‘XQ Super School’ Contest

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:33

  HOUSTON, Texas — The wait is over. The announcement has come. Furr High School is an XQ America Super School. And although this may be new news to most Texans – the recognition did not happen overnight.

Texans to celebrate Arbor Day 2016 in the state's oldest town

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:33

Aug. 24, 2016 Texans to celebrate Arbor Day 2016 in the state’s oldest town Congratulations to the City of Nacogdoches, Texas for being selected as the Texas Arbor Day 2016 host city. 

Paul Johnson, Crusader: Changing how we talk about trees

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:33

Texas A&M Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program Coordinator Paul Johnson has discovered that it is not enough for communities to sustainably manage and care for the urban forest.

Grant funds available for prescribed burning

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:33

August 20, 2015  — COLLEGE STATION, Texas  —  East Texas landowners may now be reimbursed for helping to reduce overgrown vegetation on their lands. In an effort to reduce wildfire hazards on private property, Texas A&M Forest Service is offering grants to conduct prescribed burning. Strategically-planne

Plan My Land Operation online tool now available

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:33

May 13, 2015—COLLEGE STATION, Texas—Want to put in a road on your land? Protect your water resources? Enhance wildlife, harvest trees or clear vegetation? Texas A&M Forest Service’s newest online tool, Plan My Land Operation, is designed to help you protect your property and ensure sustainability as you begin you

Alder, Mountaineer, and Moses Fires (Wildfire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 11:57
Three wildfires, ignited by lightning in early October, continue to smolder in the Western Divide Ranger District, Sequoia National Forest. Observed during an aerial reconnaissance Sunday, November 25th were burning snags and stumps well within the fire perimeters. “It appears precipitation received in recent storms wasn’t enough to extinguish the fires, however light rain and a dusting of snow in the higher elevations reduces the threat considerably,” stated District Ranger Eric LaPrice. Another storm is expected over the District Wednesday through Friday. With additional precipitation, the fires will likely be fully extinguished. Fire officials continue to monitor the fires by air and on the ground, weather permitting. Two helicopters, fire patrols, and overhead personnel are assigned. With incoming winter weather, the fires have been placed into patrol status. The Alder, Mountaineer, and Moses Wildfires, burned in dense timber stands with extensive tree mortality and heavy...

Wildfires also impact US Industry

NFPA - Wildfire - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 14:06
The frequency and severity of recent wildfires has not only impacted homeowners and firefighters but has also impacted various industries across the United States. Some of these impacts are new, such as the destruction of 528 commercial properties and
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Prescribed Fire Projects November 27, 2018 (Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2018-19 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 13:22
Two Prescribed Fire projects are taking place on November 27, 2018Mountain Thin Prescribed Pile Burn Project near Mt. Shasta today, 361 acres total.Barker Prescribed Pile Burn Project approx. 8 miles northeast of Hayfork, 17

2018 Fall/Winter Burns (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 11:42
Pile Burns are planned on Thursday and Friday throughout the Coconino National Forest if the area receives moisture as forecasted.The Flagstaff Ranger District has several small hand piles near U.S. 89 north of Flagstaff and another set near Lake Mary Road.The Mogollon Rim Ranger District has piles to burn south of the West Clear Creek Wilderness adjacent to the state Route 260 and 87 intersection.Smoke is expected to disperse to the

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