Forest Service

PARADISE, Calif | Trump to visit California fire scene as death toll rises

PARADISE, Calif. — President Donald Trump heads to Northern California on Saturday to see firsthand the grief and devastation from the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century, as confusion continued over how many people remain unaccounted for. Authorities confirmed a new death toll of 71 and say they are trying to locate 1,011 people even … Continue reading PARADISE, Calif | Trump to visit California fire scene as death toll rises

WASHINGTON | Forest Service chief vows to end sexual harassment at agency

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Forest Service’s new chief is pledging to rid the agency of sexual harassment and discrimination amid fresh revelations of misconduct within its ranks. Vicki Christiansen acknowledged to a congressional panel on Thursday that the Forest Service is in need of a culture change. She pledged to enact new systems and overhaul … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Forest Service chief vows to end sexual harassment at agency

Interim Forest Service chief says she’ll confront harassment

BILLINGS, Mont/March 09, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The U.S. Forest Service faces “hard truths” about harassment and retaliation in its ranks following the departure of its chief amid allegations of sexual misconduct, the agency’s newly-appointed leader said Friday. Forest Service interim Chief Vicki Christiansen said in an email to agency employees that she stands with them and will … Continue reading Interim Forest Service chief says she’ll confront harassment

Forest Service spends record $2B battling forest fires

WASHINGTON/September 14, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Forest Service has spent more than $2 billion battling forest fires around the country — a new record as wildfires blacken the American West in one of the nation’s worst fire seasons. Wildfires have ravaged the West this summer with 64 large fires burning across 10 states as of … Continue reading Forest Service spends record $2B battling forest fires