U.S. Forest Service

Pot grows pose threat

Illegal marijuana growing operations are not uncommon in the densely forested public lands of California. And though the harvested product fetches a considerable return for success ...

King Fire grows, so does containment

Despite rains in the high country Thursday, the King Fire continues to grow in size as crews wrestle for containment. At upward of 95,000 acres destroyed, the wild fire has taken ...

King fire shows no signs of slowing

At nearly 19,000 acres, the King fire in El Dorado County is showing no signs of slowing down as it traverses rough terrain and grows with the assistance of strong winds. Since th ...

New fire study says upfront prevention costs less than forest fire losses

A new study the Auburn-based Sierra Nevada Conservancy partnered on calculates that investing now in proactive forest-management activities like thinning can save up to three times ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Forest Service to spend $500,000 on American Fire repairs; local congressman’s office open despite shutdown; I-80 road work completed

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: With the American Fire near Foresthill now out, the U.S. Forest Service is planning to spend nearly $500,000 to stabilize damaged areas and prevent ero ...

Foresthill area’s smoky American Fire stays stubborn

  The American Fire burning in the Deadwood Ridge area in the Tahoe National Forest had increased its burn footprint to an estimated 3,050 acres by Wednesday, the U.S. Forest ...

Campsites are filling for July 4 weekend; better make your reservation now

The Fourth of July weekend is the second major holiday of the summer, and every campground and campsite is expected to fill early. July 4 is Thursday, and if you don’t have ...

Big Trees Grove northernmost collection of Sequoias

Whether in search of solace or science, a little-known grove of very big trees in Placer County may just be the ticket. Located approximately 45 miles east of Auburn, by way of For ...

Smoke in Auburn likely coming from Chips Fire

If you're smelling and seeing smoke in the Auburn area Wednesday afternoon, you can thank the Chips Fire and the northerly winds. According to California Department of Forestry and ...

Noon Hour Update: State parks affected by wildfire; Robbers Fire coverage; lawsuit against US Forest Service; bank robbery suspect arrested

Welcome to the Auburn Journal's "Noon Hour Update," where we'll present you with stories and updates on what's going on in the news and what we're working on for our Wednesday edit ...