US Forest Service Expanded logging easier under proposed US Forest Service plan By Sarah Hosseini/KQED • Aug 12, 2019 USDA Forest Service The US Forest Service is taking additional public comment this month on a controversial plan that will relax permitting for new logging and forest management projects. Millions of California trees dead in 2016 due to drought, insects By Bree Zender • Nov 18, 2016 Tom Wilmer More than 100 million trees have died in California since 2010, according to data released Friday from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Two-thirds - or 62 million - have died just in the past year. UPDATE: Canyon Fire grows to more than 12,000 acres as crews gain containment By Bree Zender & Person: KCBX Newsroom • Sep 19, 2016 Mike Eliason Santa Barbara County Fire Department UPDATE: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 5:46 p.m. Containment of the Canyon Fire burning on Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in Santa Barbara County was growing Wednesday. In addition, VAFB officials said growth was slowing. UPDATE: Evacuation orders lifted for Santa Margarita, Cuesta Fire enters rough wilderness terrain By KCBX Newsroom • Aug 19, 2015 Spencer Marley, KCBX News Listen Listening... / 3:52 San Luis Obispo CAL FIRE Chief Robert Lewin explains the difficulty of battling the Cuesta Fire. A community meeting was scheduled Wednesday night at Santa Margarita Elementary School to answer questions related to the Cuesta Fire.