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June 24, 2015

Rainforest on Fire: Images and Video of the Paradise Fire in Olympic National Park

Forest fires are nothing new for the Olympic Peninsula and Olympic National Park- a fire near Forks, WA burnt 38,000 acres in 1951. Forest fires can be good, in a way, clearing out the underbrush, downing old giants, and pressing the reset button on the wilderness along rivers and valleys. Yet, there is something disconcerting about …

Campfire Ban in Olympic National Park’s Backcountry Wilderness

In news that should come as no surprise, Olympic National Park officials have issued a ban on backcountry campfires, including the coastal sections of the park. In a press release issues on June 24th, 2015,  Sarah Creachbaum announced that campfires in Olympic National Park will  be allowed ONLY in established fire grates at front-country campgrounds.  The ban …