CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit Officials Declare End to 2008 Fire Season

Recent precipitation and cooler weather in Northern California have allowed CAL FIRE, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, to declare an end to

Up in Smoke - Climate Change, Ecosystems and Fire

A new study has found that wildfires are inflicting increasingly severe  damage to forest ecosystems in the Sierra Nevada - and climate change is a

Stanislaus NF: Fire Restrictions Go Into Effect in Moderate Hazard Areas

The Forest Service today announced that, because of high fire danger, a Forest Order enacting temporary fire restrictions is in effect in Moderate Fire Hazard

New Resource for the Sierra: Sierra Nevada Yard & Garden

Just released yesterday, the Sierra Nevada Yard and Garden, a homeowners' guide to landscaping in the Sierra Nevada, gives Sierra residents a comprehensive tool for

Web site keeps Sierra updated on fire hot spots

When it comes to coverage of California wildfires, newspapers and television pretty much have the story down cold: "Massive" or "wind-whipped" fires fed by "explosively

Northern California Fires: Interactive Maps

The Sacramento Bee has published a comprehensive map of the fires burning in Northern California, many in the Sierra. Click here for details.The Governor's Office

Dave the Forester's Tips on Fire Safe Sierra Homes

Hello Sierra homeowners. During each season, I will be writing an article coinciding with the release of our newsletter highlighting what you can do to

Sierra Fire Season Has Begun

I've been a volunteer at my local fire department since the mid-90s. I was very active for about 7 years and now find myself on

California and Nevada Governors Declare State of Emergency for Catastrophic Wildfire

A state of emergency was declared Tuesday in the Lake Tahoe basin by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons, who took the advice

Conservation/Media Panel at Sierra College Identifies Key Issues to Sierra Future

Earlier this month, Saving The Sierra was invited to address "The Future of the Sierra Nevada" at the spring lecture series on this magnificent mountain

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