More and Bigger Wildfires…

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…

Wildfire Preparedness Meeting

Wildfire Information and Preparedness Meeting for Apache County Residents April 29

Release Date: Apr 18, 2014

Contact(s): Liza Simmons 928-333-4301

 

Springerville, AZ; April 11, 2014—Local fire departments, the U.S Forest Service, Emergency Preparedness, Public Health, ADEQ and managers of the Hazardous Fuels Reduction Grant Program will present wildfire information and preparedness at the Eagar . . . → Read More: Wildfire Preparedness Meeting

National Trails Day

Walk for the Woods in Pinetop-Lakeside will be held on National Trails Day, June 7. It’s a benefit for the White Mountain Nature Center and for Save Our Park, both non-profits. It will be held at the Nature Center off of Woodland Road and registration for the walks begins at 7:30 am. At 8:00 there . . . → Read More: National Trails Day

Why homes are lost to wildfire

This Forest Service expert says it’s as much a sociopolitical problem as it is physical.

News – April 04, 2014 by Melissa Mylchreest

Each year, wildfires claim hundreds of homes throughout the West in what’s known as the wildland-urban interface. This issue roars into the national spotlight every summer as footage of engulfed subdivisions . . . → Read More: Why homes are lost to wildfire

WILLIAMS VALLEY NON MOTORIZED AREA

The Alpine Alliance and the White Mountain Conservation League (WMCL) are having a meeting with Eric Flood – Recreation Coordinator for the Alpine District of the Apache Sitgreaves National Forests regarding the Williams Valley Non-Motorized Area.

WHEN: April 10, Thursday @ 1:00 PM WHERE: Alpine Ranger Station PURPOSE: To discuss the trails and winter access . . . → Read More: WILLIAMS VALLEY NON MOTORIZED AREA

Kids speak up for wolves

Watch this to hear what kids have to say about wolves.

http://www.endangered.org/kids-to-secretary-jewell-follow-the-science/

Take Extinction Off Your Plate

New Meat Campaign — Take Extinction Off Your Plate

Meat production comes at a steep price to endangered species and the environment, whether it's through deforestation, climate change, habitat destruction, drought or the direct killing of keystone carnivores like wolves.

So this week the Center for Biological Diversity launched . . . → Read More: Take Extinction Off Your Plate

A Plan to “De-List” Wolves Runs into Science

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposal to remove the gray wolf, Canis lupus, from the list of endangered  and threatened species suffered what should have been a fatal review in January when a scientific panel convened by the USFWS itself unanimously concluded that the agency had not relied on the “best available science” in writing . . . → Read More: A Plan to “De-List” Wolves Runs into Science

Largest scientific society says climate change is real and serious

Climate Change: ‘Abrupt,’ ‘Unpredictable,’ ‘Irreversible’ and ‘Highly Damaging’ March 19, 2014 by John Light

(AP Photo/Anja Schlein)

In a rare move, the world’s largest scientific society released a report nudging the public to wake up to the scientifically sound and increasingly frightening reality of climate change.

“As scientists, it is not our role to . . . → Read More: Largest scientific society says climate change is real and serious

2014 Doggone Wild

If you’re someone whose wilderness experience is enriched by having a four footed companion at your side, we want you to enter our 2014 Doggone Wild photo contest. Submit a photo of your pooch enjoying Arizona’s great outdoors, and help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act!

Entering . . . → Read More: 2014 Doggone Wild