Wildlife and Wildfires:Will the Lightning Fires of 2008 have Long Term Consequences?

Photo taken near Salmon Creek Schoolhouse Do wildfires still burning throughout California pose a serious threat to the animals that live in those lands? The image of a frightened Bambi racing through flaming forestlands has been seared into our hearts as children. Smoky the Bear comic books handed out by forest rangers in classrooms across the nation have just added

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National Guard Deployed as nearly 1/2 Million Acres Burn in California

Meadow Smoke and Sunrise from a few days ago Last year’s blazes consumed around 500,000acres and this year, at the beginning of fire season, 423,000 are already burning in California. Governor Schwarzenegger in pulling in more resources to fight. Yesterday, he gave a speech stating, “…we have also asked the National Guard to provide us with 200 extra personnel. There

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The Lightning Fires: Mendocino and Humboldt July 1

Chopper landing at Eel River Conservation Camp Staging Area Yesterday Overview map of most of the fires in California Eureka Reporter overview of our area Mendocino County links: Latest Mendocino information overview map detail Maps of some Mendocino fires with personal emails updating the situation West of Ukiah Photos from the fires. Photos from Navarro fire near Willits Photo and

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Lightning Fires-Mendocino/Humboldt Update June 30, 2008

Smoke and Grass–Humboldt is famous for the two The Lightning Fires currently raging throughout Mendocino are now getting better coverage. There are several good maps and CalFire is providing frequent and informative updates. However, in spite of the weather cooperating, the remaining 54 active fires are increasing in size. At this time though, there are no mandatory evacuations just precautionary

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