Environmentalists filed a lawsuit Thursday against a federal agency, saying it aims to protect the California spotted owl living in the burned forests marked for logging after the third-largest wildfire in state history.
33 breeding pairs of the declining spotted owls have taken up residence in burned forest in the Rim Fire area, will these homeranges be destroyed by logging or protected?
The Pacific fisher, a small, carnivorous forest-dwelling mammal, is a candidate for listing under the federal Endangered Species Act this year, and big wildfire could be to blame – or rather, the lack of it.
Scientists using field notes from surveys first conducted by the government before the Civil War believe they've gained a better understanding of how Western wildfires behaved historically.
Smokey Bear has done such a good job stamping out forest fires the past half-century that a woodpecker that’s survived for millions of years is in danger of going extinct.