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Kenai National Wildlife Refuge celebrates Wilderness Act

...national wilderness preservation system originally designated 54 wilderness areas for a total of 9.1 million acres on national forests in 13 states. That acreage has since expanded dramatically. "Today there are 758 wilderness areas in 44 states...
Refuge Notebook: Celebrating 50 years of Wilderness

...System by designating 54 U.S. Forest Service-administered wilderness areas, totaling 9.1 million acres on National Forests in 13 states. Included were some of the nation's most iconic wilderness areas like the Bob Marshall Wilderness...

...said."That would open up a whole new area for it to burn in," Tolmachoff said.The fire has spread to the Tahoe National Forest northwest of Lake Tahoe, McMillian said. Also, the fire is threatening a key University of California, Berkeley...
Once more into the wild Grand Teton National Park, the Gallatin National Forest, the Shoshone National Forest and the northern half of the Bridger-Teton National Forest."He's done a tremendous amount of backcountry...
Summit inspires generation of climbers

...there really isn't a way to avoid a busy setting," said Jonathan Erickson, lead wilderness ranger for Deschutes National Forest.The experience of climbing South Sister is often enough to get people who never expected to become mountaineers...

...about 30 homes near Southern California's Cleveland National Forest.The fire, which burned through about 2 ½ square...for people needed to escape the heat.The Cleveland National Forest sprawls over the rugged peaks of the Santa Ana Mountains...

...rights as well as the centuries-old ranching traditions of rural communities bordering the Santa Fe and Lincoln national forests are at stake.The U.S. Forest Service has already closed off some areas this year to prevent damage to the habitat...
Environmental groups sue over Big Thorne sale

...Earthjustice against the USFS, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Regional Forester Beth Pendleton and Tongass National Forest supervisor Forrest Cole.SEACC said the Big Thorne sale is at odds with its work to promote a "local wood economy...
Change Oregon's rules for smoke

...on the ground as a way of getting permission to burn larger areas. He said he wasn't talking about the Deschutes National Forest. But later he said that the Forest Service reported less fuel on the ground than he and others calculated was there...

...long-term care hospital.The two fires, among 14 burning in the state, started within a day of each other in Lassen National Forest and had expanded into private property and scorched 90 square miles as of Sunday morning, up from 39 square miles...


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