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Supervisor Higgins will stay in D.C.

“I think the highlights were the collaborative work that has gone on with multiple groups including YSS, Yosemite Stanislaus Solutions..." Jeanne Higgins, the top administrator in charge of the Stanislaus National Forest that covers 42 percent of Tuolumne County and 11 percent of Calaveras County, is moving on from her role as forest supervisor. Higgins,…
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Dead tree crisis: How mortality impacts environment

Escalating fire threats are a primary concern. Changes in Sierra Nevada ecosystems are among long-term effects. By Guy McCarthy / The Union Democrat Published Jun 28, 2016 at 11:17PM "Looking at the big picture, this truly spectacular four-year drought and all the associated bark beetle mortality have combined to squeeze dramatic habitat change into a…
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Jerry Brown declares emergency for dying trees

BY DAVID SIDERS October 30, 2015-The Sacramento Bee  Lamenting “the worst epidemic of tree mortality” in the state’s modern history, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday sought federal aid to remove dead trees from California forests and called for more controlled burns to reduce the risk of wildfire. The declaration, including a controversial exemption from environmental reviews,…
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