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Everglades Ablaze, Suspected Arsonist Arrested

Article: Everglades Ablaze, Suspected Arsonist Arrested

MIAMI, Florida, May 14, 2008 (ENS) – A 7,000 acres fire, most likely human-caused, in Everglades National Park will be fully suppressed, according to park superintendent Dan Kimball, because it is burning close to two populations of a federally listed endangered species, the Cape Sable seaside sparrow. “Our highest priority, as always, is firefighter and…

State Foresters Furious Over 60 Percent Cut in Federal Funding

Article: State Foresters Furious Over 60 Percent Cut in Federal Funding

WASHINGTON, DC, February 7, 2008 (ENS) – State foresters across the country reacted angrily this week to deep cutbacks in federal funding for state and private forestry programs within the U.S. Forest Service. The president’s FY09 budget proposal cuts nearly 60 percent from current levels, with funding for some priority programs slashed as much as…