U.S. Forest Service

Auburn area bears witness to environmental impact of King Fire

Four inches of rain is all it took to cloud the middle fork of the American River confluence with a silty, brown haze last week. Today the water is back to its normal hue of blue, ...

Grass Valley talk explores wildfires and misconceptions about them

As California braces for what could be another destructive wildfire year, one researcher is trying to change common public misconceptions about the role fire plays in the environme ...

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 ...