Wildfire

Improving signs on the Merced Wild and Scenic River corridor: Community report released
Improving signs on the Merced Wild and Scenic River corridor: Community report released 1024 683 California Wilderness Coalition

With a grant from the River Network, CalWild was recently able to complete a community needs assessment along the Merced Wild and Scenic River corridor (State Route 140) looking at…

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DOI receives input from the public on equity and access issues
DOI receives input from the public on equity and access issues 1024 576 California Wilderness Coalition

By André Sanchez Throughout the month of October, the Department of Interior (DOI) conducted a series of virtual listening sessions in order to obtain community input on barriers that underserved…

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The Forest Service’s massive hazard tree removal proposal
The Forest Service’s massive hazard tree removal proposal 1024 575 California Wilderness Coalition

By Steve Evans The Forest Service is proposing a massive “Post-Disturbance Hazardous Tree Management” program that would clear dead, dying, and damaged trees along hundreds of miles of roads and…

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Bulldozers in Wilderness
Bulldozers in Wilderness 1024 768 California Wilderness Coalition

CalWild Raises Concern About Damaging/Ineffective Dozer Lines In Wilderness By Steve Evans California’s recent “atmospheric river” event has curbed the state’s wildfires…at least for now. Drought and fire weather may…

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Reyes Peak Project Decision Released
Reyes Peak Project Decision Released 1024 768 California Wilderness Coalition

By Linda Castro Earlier this month, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) approved a controversial project in a remote area of the Los Padres National Forest (LPNF) about 12 miles north…

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Caples Creek’s remarkable resilience in the Caldor Fire
Caples Creek’s remarkable resilience in the Caldor Fire 1024 780 California Wilderness Coalition

At the beginning of the month, the Caldor Fire was all over the news, burning Grizzly Flats and threatening the communities in and around South Lake Tahoe. It became a…

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Learn more about challenges to cultural burning
Learn more about challenges to cultural burning 812 457 California Wilderness Coalition

Explore the history of indigenous burning practices, the difference between cultural and prescribed burning, and the continuing challenges faced by California’s tribes to reintroduce fire and restore fires historic role…

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Feather Falls Post-Fire Project: Restoration of a Beloved Hiking Trail
Feather Falls Post-Fire Project: Restoration of a Beloved Hiking Trail 1024 683 California Wilderness Coalition

By Steve Evans By any measurement, 2020 was a hellacious wildfire year in California. More than 9,000 wildfires burned over 4.3 million acres of land. At one point in September,…

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Forest Service struggles with fire management on the Mendocino National Forest
Forest Service struggles with fire management on the Mendocino National Forest 1024 682 California Wilderness Coalition

The staff of the Mendocino National Forest (MNF) are seeking public input on a proposal to expand the use of fire as a management tool on the Forest. Conservationists hope…

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