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  • 'Indifference' caused deaths

    A report by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration blames Forest Service and BLM "indifference" and "willful safety violations" for deaths of 14 firefighters in Colorado.

  • 'Los Alamos is burning'

    The prescribed burn in Bandelier National Monument that roared out of control into Los Alamos, N.M., can be blamed on logging restrictions, the writer argues.

  • 'The fire group is in a real building process'

    Forest Service fire specialist Berni Bahro talks about fuels management in the forest under the new Sierra Nevada Framework.

  • A 'shroom boom rises from the ashes

    Last summer's wildfires cleared the ground for a boom in commercial mushroom-picking on Montana's national forests.

  • A California Hotshot photographs his life fighting wildfires

    A California Hotshot photographs his life fighting wildfires

    Get a rare peek into what it's really like on the job.

  • A hot welcome on the fire line

    Firefighter Risa Lange-Navarro talks about the difficulties women firefighters face.

  • A life measured in cordwood: A review of Into the Heat: My Love Affair with Trees, Fire, Saws and Men

    A life measured in cordwood: A review of Into the Heat: My Love Affair with Trees, Fire, Saws and Men

    Cindy Bellinger's memoir, Into the Heat: My Love Affair with Trees, Fire, Saws and Men, introduces us to a determined, 60-something, chainsaw-wielding Western woman.

  • A losing battle

    Billions of dollars are being spent to fight Western wildfires, but some scientists now believe that the big blowups can’t be prevented, and that they may be good for the health of the forests

  • A modest forest proposal for President Bush

    Pres. Bush can talk about "common sense" forest management all he wants, but until he --- and the rest of us - use common sense in our forests, wildfires and other problems will keep happening.

  • A rational response to wildfires

    Thomas Michael Power aims to link rationality with our need to douse wildfires in the West

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