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  • The bear has been misleading people for 60 years

    John Krist urges the Forest Service to retire Smokey Bear and his "Only you…" advice.

  • Squirrels and scopes in the line of fire

    A wildfire on Arizona’s Mount Graham almost reached the University of Arizona’s controversial mountaintop telescopes – and may yet destroy an already endangered squirrel

  • Once burned, twice shy

    The writer says forest restoration takes a backseat to logging in both Montana and Oregon

  • Debate rages over firefighting airplanes

    Citing safety concerns, the federal government has canceled contracts for 33 privately owned large air tankers, usually used to fight Western wildfires

  • As fire season ignites, Smokey Bear's legacy lingers

    Land managers have been talking about letting more wildfires burn, but the recent blowup of the Peppin Fire near Capitan, N.M. – home of Smokey Bear – leads to renewed talk of aggressive fire suppression

  • The risky business of fighting fire in the West

    A flight instructor mourns the recent deaths of three fire-fighting pilots and fears more may die during this summer’s fire season

  • Fires take toll on San Diego’s wildlife

    The October wildfires in Southern California burned rare trees and may have caused the extinction of a butterfly -- proving, some say, that San Diego’s Multiple Species Conservation Program did not protect enough habitat to save imperiled species

  • Fire policy in the form of Smokey and the Bandit

    Ray Ring says California and wildfire are like co-stars in a bad Hollywood movie

  • In the field with fire

    A Season of Fire: Four Months on the Firelines of America’s Forests by Douglas Gantenbein refuses to glamorize firefighting or settle for simple solutions to the West’s fire problems

  • Back down the fireline

    In Fire and Ashes: On the Front Lines of American Wildfire, John N. Mclean leads readers through sweaty-palmed human encounters with Western wildfires

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