Kirk Siegler

Kirk Siegler appears in the following:

Forest Service Chief Pushes For Change In Fire Prevention

Friday, June 14, 2019

The chief of the U.S. Forest Service is staring down another potentially deadly and destructive year for wildfires. There are growing calls to reform how the agency fights fires.


Federal Land Managers Propose Rule Change To Fast Track Forest Management Projects

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Trump administration is proposing sweeping rule changes to an environmental law that would allow for the fast tracking of forest management projects, including more logging and tree thinning.


Trump Administration Seeking To Overhaul Forest Management Rules

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The U.S. Forest Service is proposing changes to a landmark environmental law that would allow it to fast-track some forest management projects, including logging and prescribed burning.


1 Billion Acres At Risk For Catastrophic Wildfires, U.S. Forest Service Warns

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Chief Vicki Christiansen says the danger is now year-round, thanks to hazardous conditions in forests, rampant home development and the changing climate.


Rethinking Disaster Recovery After A California Town Is Leveled By Wildfire

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The 2018 Camp Fire destroyed 90% of the town of Paradise, Calif., and killed 85 people. Should the federal government jump in to rebuild communities at high risk of future disasters?


The Struggle To Hire And Keep Doctors In Rural Areas Means Patients Go Without Care

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

A new generation of family physicians wants a work-life balance. But practicing in a small town is a 24/7 job, which is worsening the ongoing doctor shortage in rural America.


Investigators Confirm PG&E Power Lines Caused 2018's Camp Fire

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Following a six month investigation, Cal Fire has found PG&E, the state's largest utility, responsible for igniting 2018's Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive in state history.


More Than 1,000 Families Still Searching For Homes 6 Months After The Camp Fire

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Six months ago, California's deadliest wildfire almost completely destroyed the town of Paradise. Survivors are still struggling to find places to live in a region with a chronic housing shortage.


Rural Students To Join In Classroom Walkout Over Climate Change

Friday, May 03, 2019

High school students are planning another coordinated nationwide walkout Friday to demand action on climate change. Until recently, organizers say rural students hadn't been as vocal in the strikes.


'Lingering Fields Of Yellow' As California's Super Bloom Begins To Fade

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Photographer Michael Lee Jackson of Los Angeles documents the changing landscapes of Southern California, from the spectacular super bloom of this spring to the brown hills of summer.


Paradise, Calif., Water Is Contaminated But Residents Are Moving Back Anyway

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Despite public health warnings about benzene contamination in the town's water supply, some Paradise residents say they have no choice but to return.


On Public Lands, Visitors Surge While Federal Management Funds Decline

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Western towns surrounded by and dependent upon public lands are forced to get creative as federal recreation budgets continue a slow decline. They are boosting local efforts to maintain public access.


Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels' Former Attorney, Charged With Fraud

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Los Angeles attorney Michael Avenatti says he's confident he'll be fully exonerated on federal charges in two financial crime cases in New York and California. He was arrested Monday in New York.


A 'Mainstreaming Of Bigotry' As White Extremism Reveals Its Global Reach

Saturday, March 16, 2019

In the aftermath of the New Zealand mosque shootings, experts who monitor hate groups say violent white extremism is on the rise and is the most prominent threat.


Orange County, Calif., School District Responds To Students' Offensive Social Media

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

When high school students in Orange County, Calif., formed cups into a swastika and did Nazi salutes, there was outrage — and shrugging — on social media. School officials are promising swift action.


'Reimagining Paradise' — Making Plans To Rebuild A Town Destroyed By Wildfire

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Residents of Paradise, Calif., are being given reassurances that their town — almost completely destroyed by last fall's Camp Fire — will be rebuilt. But will the new town be too expensive for many?


Why Snowpack Forecasts Are Important In California

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Huge snowstorms hit the West in February and in places like the Sierra Nevada, the snowpack is well above average. Reservoir operators and farmers are watching the new snowpack forecast data closely.


Paradise, Calif., Holds Memorial For 85 Killed In Fire

Saturday, February 09, 2019

A community-wide memorial service was held on Friday for the 85 people who died in November's Camp Fire. One man whose father died in the fire is trying to figure out where his family goes from here.


Residents Of Paradise And Other Towns Destroyed By Wildfire Must Wait To Go Home

Friday, February 08, 2019

People who survived the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history were told this week that they cannot camp out or park RVs on their destroyed properties. They must keep waiting.


Small Town Boom

Friday, February 08, 2019

Small towns in rural areas across America are seeing a regeneration to advance technology, jobs and economic prospects.