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2014-05-15 23:14:46

The Society of American Foresters (SAF) has hired Matthew E. Menashes as its new Chief Executive Officer. Menashes, who will begin his new role on June 2, will succeed SAF’s previous executive, Michael T. Goergen, who left SAF in September 2013. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 The Society of American Foresters (SAF) has hired Matthew E. Menashes as its new Chief Executive Officer. Menashes, who will begin his new role on June 2, will succeed SAF’s previous executive, Michael T....

2011-05-10 10:54:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources today named Bob Deffner as manager of Gifford Pinchot State Park, York County. He is former manager of the R.B. Winter State Park Complex in Union County. "Bob brings a solid administrative background to his latest state park assignment, and his enthusiasm and public relations skills will only improve the visitor experience at Gifford Pinchot," said Bureau of State Parks Director...

2008-08-11 21:00:25

By KATHIE DURBIN The cost of fighting forest fires in the West will delay some critical road projects scheduled for the Gifford Pinchot National Forest this year. The Forest Service has ordered a freeze on the award of new contracts by national forests to help it make up a $400 million cost overrun - so far - in its national fire-fighting budget this year. The directive comes as more than two dozen large wildfires continue to burn in the West. Repair of popular Forest Service Road 99 to...

2008-07-14 15:00:27

Firefighters Monday were battling a 500-acre wildfire that spread quickly in a national forest near Washington state's Mount Adams, officials said. A 35-member special response team responded Sunday when the fire, which started out as 30-acre blaze, overpowered local crews who had been trying to contain it, The (Portland) Oregonian reported. In all, 160 firefighters were working on the fire at the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in southern Washington along the western slopes of the...


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Gifford Pinchot National Forest
2013-11-25 14:48:46

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest is a national forest found in southern Washington, USA, managed by the US Forest Service. It has an area of 1.32 million acres and extends 116 kilometers along the western slopes of Cascade Range from Mount Rainier National Park to the Columbia River. The forest straddles the crest of the South Cascades of Washington State, spread over broad old growth forests, high mountain meadows, several glaciers, and a number of volcanic peaks. The forests highest...

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