Mark Twain National Forest http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mark Twain National Forest lifts fire restrictions http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mark-twain-national-forest-lifts-fire-restrictions <p>After some welcome rainfall, Mark Twain National Forest in south-central Missouri is no longer restricting open fires.</p><p>Forest officials say <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/remnants-isaac-pass-through-region">remnants of Hurricane Isaac</a> dropped enough rain on the forest in the last week to at least temporarily ease fire dangers.</p><p>Acting Forest Supervisor Teresa Chase said Wednesday that the open fire restrictions implemented June 27 are no longer in effect.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 19:47:55 +0000 The Associated Press 4501 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mark Twain National Forest lifts fire restrictions Another fire burns in Mark Twain National Forest http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/another-fire-burns-mark-twain-national-forest <p>Firefighters say it make take a week to fully contain another <a href="http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5379955.pdf">wildfire</a> burning in the Mark Twain National Forest.</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 22:00:18 +0000 The Associated Press 4209 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Another fire burns in Mark Twain National Forest One Mark Twain National Forest wildfire mostly contained http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/one-mark-twain-national-forest-wildfire-mostly-contained-0 <p>Officials in southwestern Missouri say a fire in the Mark Twain National Forest has been mostly contained after charring more than 1,200 acres.</p><p>About 25 homes were evacuated after the fire began Thursday. Christian County Sheriff Joey Kyle says it started when a farmer&#39;s brush-clearing equipment hit a rock and created a spark. Kyle says one structure was damaged.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 16:15:19 +0000 The Associated Press 4068 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org One Mark Twain National Forest wildfire mostly contained New fires break out in Mark Twain National Forest http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-fires-break-out-mark-twain-national-forest <p>Federal officials say two fires in southern Missouri&#39;s Mark Twain National Forest have been contained, but new ones have broken out.</p><p>The Forest Service said Tuesday that mop-up operations are under way at the 622-acre East End Fire near the Iron County town of Bixby. <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arson-suspected-causing-large-mark-twain-fire">Arson is suspect in that blaze,</a> which broke out last Thursday.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 17:38:59 +0000 The Associated Press 4039 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New fires break out in Mark Twain National Forest Arson suspected of causing large Mark Twain fire http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arson-suspected-causing-large-mark-twain-fire <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&amp;source=s_q&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;q=mark+twain+national+forest&amp;aq=&amp;sll=39.465648,-91.800607&amp;sspn=0.116488,0.264187&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=mark+twain+national+forest&amp;t=m&amp;cid=5120317389761547100&amp;hnear=&amp;ll=39.206719,-91.483154&amp;spn=2.979431,4.669189&amp;z=7&amp;iwloc=A&amp;output=embed" width="425"></iframe><br /><small><a href="https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&amp;source=embed&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;q=mark+twain+national+forest&amp;aq=&amp;sll=39.465648,-91.800607&amp;sspn=0.116488,0.264187&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=mark+twain+national+forest&amp;t=m&amp;cid=5120317389761547100&amp;hnear=&amp;ll=39.206719,-91.483154&amp;spn=2.979431,4.669189&amp;z=7&amp;iwloc=A" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">View Larger Map</a></small></p><p>Arson is the suspected cause of<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/crews-battling-fires-mark-twain-national-forest"> a fire that burned about 620 acres of the Mark Twain National Forest</a>.</p><p>The U.S. Forest Service said Monday that law enforcement is investigating. The blaze started Thursday morning in southeast Missouri&#39;s Iron County.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 17:51:40 +0000 The Associated Press 4032 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org National plan will affect management of Missouri's Mark Twain Forest http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/national-plan-will-affect-management-missouris-mark-twain-forest <p>The U.S. Forest Service has released <a href="http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/planningrule/home/?cid=stelprdb5349164">a final environmental impact statement</a> for its new management plan for the nation&#39;s public forests.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule">new Forest Planning Rule</a> will guide the management of America&#39;s 193-million acres of national forest lands, and provide the framework for local forest managers to develop their own forest-specific management plans.</p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 20:03:42 +0000 VĂ©ronique LaCapra 2950 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org National plan will affect management of Missouri's Mark Twain Forest