They are fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, and sisters and brothers. They served in remote corners of the forests and grasslands, helped lost recreationists find their way and arrested people who were violating the law. They were our friends and colleagues. But by merely doing their jobs, they lost their lives.
BOISE, Idaho, May 13, 2013 – During a visit to the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell outlined the Federal Government’s efforts to ensure collaboration in protecting Americans from wildfire, and urged homeowners and local communities to take steps to reduce their risks during the 2013 fire season.
WASHINGTON, May 9, 2013 — U.S. Forest Service researchers recently found that about 90 percent of fuel reduction treatments on national forests were effective in reducing the intensity of wildfire while also allowing for better wildfire control.
Place is a huge factor in the life of this interpreter on the world’s largest temperate rainforest - the Tongass National Forest in Alaska. The allure of the natural environment in southeast Alaska has helped create her fusion of interests: being a real natural-foods foodie, passionate about working with kids and being committed to community. Oh yes, and just ask her about her interest in slime molds.