The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region will end the regional closure order affecting National Forests in California at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 15, two days before the original end date of Sept. 17. However, forest-wide closures will remain in place and be extended until midnight on September 22nd on the Los Padres, Angeles, San Bernardino, and Cleveland National […]
Due to unprecedented and historic fire conditions, the USDA Forest Service’s Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests is announcing a temporary closure of all National Forest land in Clear Creek, Jefferson, Gilpin, Boulder, and Larimer counties, effective at midnight last night (closure begins at 00:01 Oct. 21). This decision will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change. Related: Cameron Peak Fire is […]
The Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center has a map showing the locations of all active wildfires in the United States right now. Related: Arctic ‘Zombie’ Fires Reigniting After Winter Months At the time of this writing, there are 1,234 wildfires in the U.S. To access the map in realtime, click here.
The forest in and around ski area Sun Valley Resort, Idaho is being threatened by an ongoing combination of unusually warm temperatures, drought, wildfires, insect invaders and pathogens, officials say. The US Forest Service is starting an environmental analysis to find ways to improve forest health in a 7,000-acre project which includes the entire 3,000-acres of ski area Sun Valley Resort. […]
The city of London was recently named a National Park City. If this doesn’t sound like a familiar concept, that’s because it isn’t. London is the first city to ever be given this title. The brainchild of geography teacher Daniel Raven-Ellison, the National Park City Foundation is a nonprofit that aims to make cities greener, cleaner and wilder. Thus far, this […]