Forest Service Opens Criminal Investigation into Mosquito Fire

Utility company’s equipment being analyzed in the probe. The U.S. Forest Service has opened a criminal investigation into the Mosquito Fire, California’s largest wildfire of 2022. The fire…

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Interior Department Invests $5.1 Million for Wildfire Resilience

The funding will complete fuel treatments for 2 million acres of land. The Department of the Interior has announced the investment of $5.1 million to support fuels treatment…

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USDA to Plant 1 Billion Trees

Enormous reforestation backlog finally being addressed by Forest Service. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced plans on Monday to plant 1 billion trees over the next decade to…

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Federal Firefighters Receive Pay Raise

Administration also provides mental wellness and health support. President Biden’s administration announced last week that they will be giving federal wildland firefighters temporary pay raises and mental wellness…

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U.S. Forest Service Admits Errors in New Mexico Burn

Fire has consumed more than 340,000 acres.  The Hermits Peak Fire in New Mexico has been reviewed by the U.S. Forest Service which has determined that errors occurred…

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President Commits Funding for New Mexico Wildfire Recovery

Makes announcement during trip to Santa Fe. In April of this year, two prescribed burns made by the U.S. Forest Service became out of control, driven by drought…

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President Signs Executive Order for Forest Conservation

Earth Day recognition also addresses wildfire prevention. An executive order signed by President Biden on Friday directs the Interior and Agriculture secretaries to conduct the first inventory of…

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Conservationists Sue Over Predator Management Program

Three federal agencies named in lawsuit. The WildEarth Guardians conservationist group has filed a lawsuit against three federal agencies: the Wildlife Services, the Forest Service, and Bureau of…

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USDA Announces 2022 Wood Innovation Grants

U.S. Forest Service organizes program for sustainability and climate. This week Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Jewel Bronaugh announced new funding totaling $13 million for the Wood Innovations…

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President Biden Surveys Wildfire Damage

Uses Defense Production Act to provide firefighting equipment.  On Monday, President Biden traveled to the western United States to survey the damage caused by forest fires this year.…

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