• Study Stresses Need for Better Fire Management in NW Forests

    SEATTLE — While the Northwest has seen massive infernos in recent years, a new report shows its forests actually are experiencing a historical deficit of fires. That deficit could be fueling recent, dangerous wildfire seasons. The study conducted by The Nature Conservancy, U.S. Forest Service and University of Idaho shows...
  • Drones and Fires

    Feds, Industry Move to Keep Drones Out of Fire Zones

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – On Saturday, firefighting planes had to halt operations for half an hour on the massive, deadly Sand Fire in Santa Clarita to track down a person flying a drone in the fire zone. On Monday, the federal government announced a program...