Delaware Forest Service forester Erich Burkentine of Milton is now leading a 20-person team of wildland firefighters from Maryland that is part of 1,148 personnel battling the Trinity Ridge Fire near Boise, Idaho that has burned an estimated 94,718 acres at a cost of $14.3 million to date. So far, the blaze is only 5 […]
Four areas of Delaware’s Redden State Forest near Georgetown, are now designated as “Quality Buck only” during the 2012-2013 deer hunting seasons.
The Delaware Forest Service dispatched a team of 20 volunteers on August 6 that is now assigned to an incident known as the Minidoka Complex, a grouping of three previously separate fires located 15 miles southeast of Twin Falls, Idaho.
For the second time this summer, the Delaware Forest Service is sending a crew of 20 volunteers to battle a wildfire in the western United States.
The Delaware Forest Service is now accepting applications for its annual Urban & Community Forestry Grant Program, which has awarded over $1 million to more than 200 Delaware communities and organizations since the program’s inception in 1991. Municipalities and homeowner groups can apply for up to $5000 in matched funding for projects that increase tree canopy, develop and implement tree management plans, remove hazardous trees or use trees to mitigate storm water runoff. Each applicant must match its grant on a 50-50 cost-share basis with either nonfederal funds or in-kind services (volunteer time, staff time, etc.).