Forest thinning would yield additional water, study says

Not only does forest thinning provide economic benefits to rural communities and reduce the amount of vegetative fuels for fires on public and private lands, but it yields another important benefit, as well: more water. This article was previously published by California Farm Bureau Federation in Ag Alert on April 13, 2011. Thanks, Farm Bureau! As the […]

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Fallen firefighters: we remember and thank them

Teri’s speech, given at the Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial Service, Sonora, October 7, 2009.   Thank you, Chief Barrows, for inviting me to take part in this special day of remembrance for our fallen firefighters.   First, to the brave firefighters here today from Tuolumne, Twain Harte, MiWuk Village, and other fire districts, to firefighters for the City of […]

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Putting the Knight Fire to bed (we hope!)

THANK YOU to the many brave firefighters who fought the Knight Fire (and thanks to all our new friends who joined us on this blog for updates). Words don’t adequately express our appreciation – you’re the best! With this post, we hope to turn out the lights on the Knight Fire and talk about something else for […]

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Knight Fire: Tuesday update

Wildland Fire Update – Tuesday, August 4, 2009 @ 8 a.m. Knight Wildland Fire – Stanislaus National Forest 45 % Containment Public Information Officer – Debbie Santiago Started: Sunday, July 26, 2009 @ 3:35 pm Cause: Under Investigation Location: 10 miles North of Twain Harte Acres: 5,078 Estimated Containment: 45% Estimated Containment: Sunday, August 9, […]

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Knight Fire: Monday’s Update

Wildland Fire Update Monday, August 3, 2009 @ 8 a.m. Knight Wildland Fire – Stanislaus National Forest 40 % Containment Public Information Officer – Debbie Santiago Started: Sunday, July 26, 2009 @ 3:35 pm Cause: Under Investigation Location: 10 miles North of Twain Harte Acres: 4,594 Estimated Containment: 40% Estimated Control: Unknown Estimated Costs: $7,600,000 […]

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