Don’t Let Off-Road Vehicles Run Amok in Our Forests
The halls of Congress may be quiet but our public lands won’t be if a motorized mayhem bill gets traction.
H.R. 4272, the Forest Access in Rural Communities Act, would open the floodgates to uncontrolled motorized uses of national forests. This bill ties the Forest . . . → Read More: Save our Forests from ORVs
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act Hike Escudilla of the Signing of the Wilderness ActWhen: Friday, July 11, 9:30 to 2:00 Where: Escudilla Trailhead Pre-registeration Required: Limited to 22 people To register contact Stephanie Rainey,Conservation Education specialist for the Alpine Ranger District 928.339.5021
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Introduction to Wildlife Tracking We share our hiking trails with a lot of different wildlife that leave behind signs of their passing journeys. Is that a bobcat track or a coyote track? Are you following mountain lion tracks or was someone hiking with their family dog?
Indoor session: Saturday evening, June 21, 2014
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Last June, 19 firefighters lost their lives trying to control a blaze near Yarnell, Arizona—the highest death toll for firefighters battling a wildfire in this country since 1933. What went wrong? Is it time to reconsider our approach to fighting fire?
Photographs by Brian L. Frank
May 21, 2014
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Apache County Enters Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Posted on May 23, 2014 by BParks
Due to extremely high fire risk, effective May 23, 2014 at 8:00 a.m., all unincorporated areas of Apache County will be placed under Stage 2 fire restrictions. Under Stage 2 restrictions, the following prohibitions and exemptions apply:
Prohibitions: The following acts . . . → Read More: Apache County Fire Restrictions
Stage II Fire Restrictions coming this Friday May 23rd Posted on May 21, 2014 by CatRoe
This coming Friday, May 23,2014, at 8:00 am, both Apache and Navajo counties will enter into Stage 2 fire restrictions. This means no campfires, charcoal, coal, or wood stoves including fires in developed campgrounds or improved sites. Smoking only . . . → Read More: Stage II Fire Restrictions
Smoke in the White Mountains Posted on May 18, 2014 by BParks 5/18/14 @ 2:03 pm Residents in the White Mountains will be experiencing heavy smoke due to two fires on the San Carlos Apache Reservation. The Skunk fire is at 18,144 acres, and was lighting caused. It started on April 19, 2014, and has . . . → Read More: Smoke in White Mountains
The White Mountain Conservation League (WMCL) is very pleased to invite our members to become official Wilderness Stewards for wilderness areas on the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest. This opportunity is available through our special partnership with the Arizona Wilderness Coalition which developed and manages this statewide program. Stewards will participate in a one day training . . . → Read More: Want to be a wildereness steward?
Cameron Fire, Alpine AZ Posted on May 4, 2014 by BParks
5/4/14 @ 11:13 am The Cameron Fire is located East of Alpine, South of Hwy 180, off Apache County Road 2310. The fire was mapped this morning at 307 acres, and is fully lined. There is a wind event predicted for this afternoon which . . . → Read More: Cameron Fire
More, bigger wildfires burning western US over last 30 years Date: April 17, 2014 Source: American Geophysical Union Summary: Wildfires across the western United States have been getting bigger and more frequent over the last 30 years. The total area these fires burned increased at a rate of nearly 90,000 acres a year — an . . . → Read More: More and Bigger Wildfires…