wildfire

Importance of campfire safety can’t be emphasized enough

Importance of campfire safety can’t be emphasized enough

Camping is pretty much a year-round activity in Florida. And that means campfires are part of the equation. Handled properly, they bring added fun to a weekend trip. Mishandled and it can lead to big-time problems.   Read the full article in the July 11 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options […]

Seashore plans prescribed burns for Naval Live Oaks

Seashore plans prescribed burns for Naval Live Oaks

Gulf Islands National Seashore plans to conduct one to two small controlled burns within the Naval Live Oaks (NLO) Area near Gulf Breeze, Florida. Controlled burns may occur sometime between now and end of April. Read the full article in the Feb. 14 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. ONE OF AMERICA’S SAFEST CITIES GRIEVES Hundreds of people gathered in Thousand Oaks, California to mourn the dozen people killed by a Marine veteran at the packed Borderline Bar & Grill. 2. CALIFORNIA GUNMAN WAS VOLATILE BUT PASSED MENTAL ASSESSMENT Neighbors of Ian David Long have described him as distant in public but combative […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. FATHER RECALLS COMPOUND SUSPECT AS HIGH-STRUNG, NOT RADICAL A Muslim cleric who leads a well-known New York City mosque says he never believed his son, who is at the center of the New Mexico abuse case, was extreme enough to kill anyone. 2. WHO HAS REMOVED HIMSELF FROM KANSAS VOTE COUNT Kansas Secretary of […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. EMAILS: LAWYER WHO MET TRUMP JR. TIED TO RUSSIA OFFICIALS The Moscow lawyer said to have promised Donald Trump’s presidential campaign dirt on his Democratic opponent worked more closely with senior Russian government officials than she previously let on. 2. WHOSE REMAINS ARE REPATRIATED FROM N. KOREA North Korea returned the remains of what […]

Fire bans not in place despite unusually dry conditions

Fire bans not in place despite unusually dry conditions

No rain has fallen in at least a month, but despite drier than normal weather conditions, no restrictions have been issued banning fires in Gulf Islands National Seashore. Cassity Bromley is the Chief of Resource Science and Stewardship at Gulf Islands National Seashore and said that while no bans are in place at the moment, […]

Florida Forest Service recognized for prescribe fire efforts

Florida Forest Service recognized for prescribe fire efforts

The Florida Forest Service was recognized at the national level this month, receiving the Wildfire Mitigation Service Leadership Award for its efforts to create a record-breaking prescribed fire program. The award is the highest commendation for innovation and leadership in wildfire preparedness and mitigation. The awards are given by the National Association of State Foresters, […]