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Chief Tom Tidwell on the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act
The Forest Service is actively participating in Wilderness50 - the national coalition of government agencies, organizations, and tribal and citizen groups working to commemorate 50 years of wilderness. Wilderness50 is planning a variety of projects and events and also developing resources to assist implementation of local activities throughout the country. The Wilderness50 national theme is "YOURS ... To Enjoy ... To Protect"
Puff and Fluff the owls return home
Puff and Fluff, the baby owls that Forest Service firefighters saved during the Carstens Fire in June 2013, are finally home. Terri Williams of the Fresno Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Servicereleased the Western Screech-Owls on July 24 near where they were found the month before in a downed tree in the Sierra National Forest.
Chips the Baby Bobcat
During the Chips Fire on the Plumas National Forest, a baby bobcat was orphaned. While the Forest Service restored the forest, the bobcat, then known as Chips, recovered at a wild animal rehabilitation facility. Recently, Chips was returned to the wild.