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Federal Officials Outline New Plan To Lower Wildfire Risk
New strategy would also make use of technological advances, like remote sensing, fire simulation tools and mapping technologies.

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State agency has made no decision on killing wolves
Washington’s policy allows killing wolves if they prey on livestock three times in a 30-day period.
Gianforte, Williams hold meetings on wilderness study areas
Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte and his Democratic challenger, Kathleen Williams, are both bringing Gianforte's proposal to release hundreds of thousands of acres of land from study for federal protection to the forefront of the campaign
Notes of support pour in for 2 who started California blaze
A blaze that destroyed nearly 1,100 homes and killed eight people started with a spark from a vehicle driving on a flat tire.
Wildfire Smoke Causing Poor Air Quality Across Northwest
Officials advise people in affected areas to avoid outdoor activity — especially young children, the elderly and people with respiratory problems.
Firefighting mars the earth. California crews are fixing it
“Suppression repair” begins almost as soon as the fire moves through and the ground cools off.
Yosemite park reopens, but fire’s toll on tourism still felt
In Yosemite, the wildfire peaked during the busiest month for tourism.
Wildfire forces evacuations in Glacier, Yosemite to reopen
The fire burning in Glacier was one of several started by lightning on Saturday evening.
Lawmakers, conservationists ask Congress to reauthorize fund
The fund, created in 1965, spends hundreds of millions of dollars each year on land consolidation, conservation easements, urban parks and other projects.
Governors say ban on land deals could hurt beleaguered bird
BLM announced on July 24 that it would no longer use mandatory off-site compensatory mitigation on most federal land.
Firefighters battle to curb wildfire before winds return
More than a thousand firefighters battled to keep a raging Southern California forest fire from reaching foothill neighborhoods Friday before the expected return of blustery winds that drove the flames to new ferocity a day earlier