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Forest and Trees


Forest and Trees
Log trees to save forests from fire?
MSNBC- The Sierra Club says this is an example of the Forest Service allowing logging of older trees killed by fire and leaving younger, thinner ones standing when those should be thinned instead. Timber interests counter that removing some dead but still commercially valuable trees means fewer healthy trees will need to be cut elsewhere to meet demand. Visit Website ]
Jul 13, 2004, 12:42

Forest and Trees
Mountain News- Bark beetle debris and charred timber debris will be subject to the regular tipping fee of $35.34 per ton, effective Jan. 19, 2004, the San Bernardino County Solid Waste Management Division announced today. The move comes after nine months of observing the bark beetle waste volume skyrocket thirty-fold, far surpassing the ability of the solid waste system to continue to absorb it financially. Visit Website ]
Dec 20, 2003, 13:24

Forest and Trees
Fire resistant plants
San Bernardino- People who live in forests aren't the only ones who have to worry about wildfires. The recent ring of fires from Ventura to San Bernardino counties moved into previously unburned areas, and many homeowners realized for the first time they were living in a fire zone. Visit Website ]
Dec 6, 2003, 20:26

Forest and Trees
The fire's water peril
San Bernardino Sun- Two months ago, the expanding crisis of trees dying throughout the San Bernardino National Forest finally got the attention of a key Congressional committee, which came to Lake Arrowhead to see conditions for themselves and hear predictions of a devastating wildfire. Visit Website ]
Dec 6, 2003, 20:24

Forest and Trees
Bush signs bill to curb wildfire threat
MSNBC- President Bush signed legislation Wednesday that he said would help prevent “sudden and needless destruction” from wildfires like the California blazes that destroyed thousands of homes. “With the Healthy Forest Restoration Act, we will help to prevent catastrophic wildfires,” Bush said in a signing ceremony at the Agriculture Department. He was joined by firefighters who fought the Western blazes. Visit Website ]
Dec 3, 2003, 18:58

Forest and Trees
Inland firefighters to stand with Bush
Press Enterprise- Twenty local firefighters who battled the devastating Old and Grand Prix fires will stand behind President Bush today when he signs legislation bringing millions of federal dollars to the beetle-infested and drought-beleaguered forests across the West. Visit Website ]
Dec 3, 2003, 18:19

Forest and Trees
Bears "Fight Back" Against Beetles
Mountain News- "This is my way of fighting back against the beetles," said Crestline resident Doe Huff last week, as she watched two bears being carved out of a 20-foot-tall stump directly in front of her house on Althorn Court. Huff fought hard to save the formerly 70-foot-tall tree. "We had eight taken out in the back, but we tried to save this tree," Huff said. "We had it sprayed, we deep-watered, and paid a lot of money. But when I saw it was gone, I said, 'I'd like to have a bear." Visit Website ]
Nov 28, 2003, 23:01

Forest and Trees
Promises, Promises!
Mountain News- Frustrated by lack of progress, many wonder what it will take before Washington 'opens the checkbook.' Visit Website ]
Nov 28, 2003, 22:56

Forest and Trees
Park facing decades to revive
The Press-Enterprise- Ankle-deep ash has buried the hiking and horse trails inside this wounded forest. Gone are the broad meadows and bubbling streams. Lost is the sea of oak, sycamore and pine. It will take decades for this wilderness to recover - and even then, park rangers say it won't look the same. Visit Website ]
Nov 15, 2003, 03:33

Forest and Trees
Many dry trees still standing
San Bernardino Sun- They're still out there. The recent wildfires fires burned a lot of brush, a fair number of trees and far too many homes. What didn't burn were the hundreds of thousands of dead and dying trees or the millions of bark beetles that are killing them. Visit Website ]
Nov 12, 2003, 11:59

Forest and Trees
Forest remains in fire peril
San Bernardino Sun- When Dave Kraker evacuated his Highland home just before noon Oct. 26, he wasn't sure what he'd come back to. He had just returned from northern San Bernardino, where the Old Fire had severely damaged a house he owns there. Visit Website ]
Nov 12, 2003, 11:58

Forest and Trees
Forest-Thinning Controversy Flares After Wildfires
Fox News- The devastating wildfires in Southern California have reopened the debate on whether thinning forests is the key to preventing such disasters in the future. Visit Website ]
Nov 11, 2003, 20:35

Forest and Trees
Wildfires could not stop bark beetles
Daily Press- Unless cold temperatures or severe rains come to the rescue, 80 percent to 90 percent of the San Bernardino National Forest's trees will be dead in two to three years, First District Supervisor Bill Postmus said Monday. Visit Website ]
Nov 11, 2003, 14:03

Forest and Trees
Regrowth won't be long in coming
Daily Press- Experts are in agreement that the devastating wildfires that charred more than 740,000 acres of Southern California wildlands are part of a natural cycle, but they also say that human efforts at recovery can hurt, not help. Visit Website ]
Nov 11, 2003, 14:01



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