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U.S. Forest Legacy Program adds 371 acres to Redden State Forest

Date Posted: Friday, October 24th, 2014
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service

Thanks to funding from the U.S. Forest Service’s Forest Legacy Program, four former Glatfelter Pulp Wood, Inc. forested parcels totaling 371 acres are now part of Redden State Forest. The completion of the $1.35 million purchase this week marked the final phase of the Green Horizons Forest Legacy Program project in Delaware initiated in 2004 with the purchase of an easement on the 908-acre Ponders Tract near Ellendale.




Delaware Forest Service awards over $47,000 in urban and community grants

Date Posted: Friday, October 24th, 2014
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service

The Delaware Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry Program is awarding over $47,000 in competitive grants to fund 14 community-based tree projects in all three Delaware counties. This year, more than half of the successful projects – a total of $29,429.35 – addressed tree management issues such as the removal of hazardous trees. Overall, 11 projects were funded in New Castle County, one in Kent County, and two in Sussex County.




Delaware Forest Service to conduct 74-acre controlled burn near Frankford

Date Posted: Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service Sussex County

The Delaware Forest Service plans to conduct a prescribed fire on 74 acres west of U.S. Route 113 near the Town of Frankford, Sussex County. The burning could begin as early as Monday, October 27, though officials estimate the date might be closer to mid-week. The actual date of ignition will depend on local weather and fuel conditions.




Smokey Bear celebrates 70th year by visiting over 90 Delaware schools

Date Posted: Monday, September 29th, 2014
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service

To honor October as “Fire Prevention Month,” Smokey Bear will visit over 90 Delaware schools to teach children that “only you can prevent wildfires.”
Ashley Peebles, trainer-educator for the Delaware Forest Service, oversees the annual Smokey Bear program, which reached almost 8,000 children last year. 2014 marks the 70th Anniversary of Smokey Bear’s introduction in 1944, which has evolved into the longest running public service campaign in U.S. history.




Delaware sends second wildfire crew to western United States

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service

High-resolution images on Delaware Forest Service’s Facebook Photo Album DOVER – The Delaware Forest Service has sent a second wildfire crew to the western United States as 41 active large fires are burning over 700,000 acres across five western states, with most concentrated in California, Oregon, and Washington, with 10 each. So far this year, […]





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