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Stories related to: forest fires

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Audio Tour Describes Biggest Wildfire In Sierra Nevada

June 27, 2016 | Amy Quinton

If you want to learn more about the largest wildfire ever in the Sierra Nevada, the 2013 Rim Fire, the Stanislaus National Forest is providing an audio tour for your drive.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP


Scientists Say Mega-Fires Burning In California

September 15, 2015 | Amy Quinton

Scientists are calling some of the recent wildfires in California the year’s first mega-fires.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio


USDA: Forest Health Can Improve Water Supply

May 18, 2015 | Amy Quinton

A top USDA official recommends forest thinning and controlled burns to prevent catastrophic wildfires. He says those tools could also help provide water.

Bob Kingman / Sierra Nevada Conservancy


California Water At Risk From Abandoned Sierra Nevada Mines

December 8, 2014 | Ed Joyce

Pollution from abandoned mines in the Sierra Nevada could threaten California's primary water supply.

Photo / Curtis Jerome Haynes

US Forest Service & Environmentalists Settle Lawsuit

October 23, 2014 | Amy Quinton

A legal battle between conservation groups and the US Forest Service over management of the Sierra Nevada national forests has come to an end. The groups have reached a settlement after nearly a decade.

Tahoe Fire District Needs More Funding To Combat Serious Fire Season

March 19, 2014 | Ky Plaskon

The North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District has reduced staff dedicated to wildfire prevention.

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