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USFS Closing Developed Campgrounds on Eight National Forests in California

USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region has decided to close developed campgrounds on eight National Forests in California to provide consistent COVID-19 mitigation response in accordance with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Stay-at-Home Order of December 3, 2020. The eight National Forests are in California’s Southern and San Joaquin zones: Angeles NF, Cleveland NF, Inyo NF, Los […]

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U.S. Army joining USDA Forest Service Wildland Fire Operations in California

The USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, and the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) have coordinated with the Department of Defense for the deployment of approximately 200 active-duty soldiers, to include command staff, to help with wildfire suppression efforts in Northern California. The soldiers are due to arrive early this week from the 14th Brigade […]

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Op-ed: USDA Forest Service and wildfires

USDA Forest Service doesn’t leave when the fire is out By Randy Moore, Regional Forester, Pacific Southwest Region, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service   Natural disasters can occur at any given time and in any given area. The size, duration and damages are usually unpredictable. The devastation, destruction and cost of California wildfires are […]

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