Tuesday, October 4, 2022

NJ Forest Fire Service

Beech Leaf Disease Found in Our Area – Don’t Move Firewood

The Department of Environmental Protection is urging New Jersey residents to check trees on their property for signs of beech leaf disease and report their findings to the New Jersey Forest Service, Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced today. Beech leaf disease was first detected in Bergen and Essex counties in summer 2020 and is now confirmed in 10 additional counties.

NEWS from Catfish Fire Tower, Hardwick:

Very High Wildfire Danger Persists. Tower to be lit up.

More Ramblings from our ‘Eye in the Sky’ -Forestfire Observer / Firefighter Bob Wolff, in the Catfish Fire Tower

It has been and extremely dry season out there. According to the USDA Northeast Climate Hub online, monitoring drought conditions, our area has had...

INTERESTING FOLKS: Retired State Fire Warden Bob Wolff – Still on the Job as ‘Our Eye in the Sky’

Most days, and lately more often than not, our Fire Towers have had available 'fire observers' stationed high above us in all of New...

Forest Firefighters Want You to Know Now is Peak Wildfire Season – May 7th is National Community Wildfire Prep Day

Despite the drizzle, adequate rainfall has been very low, and the State has called up retirees and part-timers to occupy the fire towers. According...

INTERESTING PLACES NEARBY – The Castle @ Grey Towers Offers Unique Perspective on Conservation

Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford, Pennsylvania, less than a 45-minute drive from Blairstown, New Jersey (50+ min. if you follow scenic Route 209...

Beloved Ash Trees Are Under Attack

The emerald ash borer, or EAB, is an invasive insect from Asia that has been quickly marching, or munching, its way across America for two decades. From Detroit, where it is believed to have arrived, it has since spread at a rate of 1/2-mile per year coming to New Jersey in 2014.

PRESS RELEASE: DEP Launches Proactive Forest Fire Risk Reduction Program Ahead of Wildfire Season

The New Jersey Forest Fire Service will soon begin conducting prescribed burning to reduce vegetation and debris that may contribute to the start and...
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