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State Government

California Tree Die Off Prompts Review Of Management Policies

January 26, 2017 | Amy Quinton

California's tree die off has led a state oversight board to review forest management policies.

Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

Environment

California Receives $70 Million For Rim Fire Restoration Program

January 26, 2016 | Amy Quinton

The 2013 Rim Fire was the largest ever in the Sierra Nevada and ravaged parts of Tuolumne County. Local, state and federal agencies will soon have $70 million for a unique fire recovery and resilience program in the area.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Environment

Biomass Power Could Help California's Dying Forests

December 30, 2015 | Amy Quinton

California's dying trees create a huge wildfire risk. Can biomass power help solve the problem?

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

Environment

US Forest Service Prevents Its Own Scientist From Talking About Study

September 17, 2015 | Amy Quinton

The US Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station is preventing one of its own scientists from talking about a study he authored in the journal “Science.” It suggests a need to change wildfire management.

Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

Environment

Drought And Beetle Infestation Killing California Forests

August 31, 2015 | Amy Quinton

California's drought is having a devastating effect on its forests. Recent aerial surveys show 20 million dead trees so far. And the drought has a partner in crime -- the pine beetle.

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