Mark Twain National Forest

Mark Twain national forest
2:47 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Mark Twain National Forest lifts fire restrictions

A fire hose.
(via Flickr/flattop341)

After some welcome rainfall, Mark Twain National Forest in south-central Missouri is no longer restricting open fires.

Forest officials say remnants of Hurricane Isaac dropped enough rain on the forest in the last week to at least temporarily ease fire dangers.

Acting Forest Supervisor Teresa Chase said Wednesday that the open fire restrictions implemented June 27 are no longer in effect.

Read more
Forest fires
5:00 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Another fire burns in Mark Twain National Forest

The Mark Twain National Forest
(via Flickr/My Blue Van)

Firefighters say it make take a week to fully contain another wildfire burning in the Mark Twain National Forest.

Read more
Mark Twain national forest
11:15 am
Fri July 6, 2012

One Mark Twain National Forest wildfire mostly contained

A fire hose.
(via Flickr/flattop341)

Officials in southwestern Missouri say a fire in the Mark Twain National Forest has been mostly contained after charring more than 1,200 acres.

About 25 homes were evacuated after the fire began Thursday. Christian County Sheriff Joey Kyle says it started when a farmer's brush-clearing equipment hit a rock and created a spark. Kyle says one structure was damaged.

Read more
Forest Fires
12:38 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

New fires break out in Mark Twain National Forest

A fire hose.
(via Flickr/flattop341)

Federal officials say two fires in southern Missouri's Mark Twain National Forest have been contained, but new ones have broken out.

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. Arson is suspect in that blaze, which broke out last Thursday.

Read more
Mark Twain national forest
12:51 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Arson suspected of causing large Mark Twain fire

View Larger Map

Arson is the suspected cause of a fire that burned about 620 acres of the Mark Twain National Forest.

The U.S. Forest Service said Monday that law enforcement is investigating. The blaze started Thursday morning in southeast Missouri's Iron County. 

Read more
National Forest Management
2:03 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

National plan will affect management of Missouri's Mark Twain Forest

The U.S. Forest Service has released a final environmental impact statement for its new management plan for the nation's public forests.

The new Forest Planning Rule will guide the management of America's 193-million acres of national forest lands, and provide the framework for local forest managers to develop their own forest-specific management plans.

Read more