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October 4 Volunteer Workday Canceled!

Nature has conspired to create a couple of heightened risks for working at the BFS this weekend, and, just to be safe, we’ve canceled the this Saturday’s volunteer workday. Here’s what’s going on: Heightened fire danger: Beginning tonight and continuing into next week, our area is expecting unusually high temperatures, extremely low humidity, and high […]

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Progress on Star Thistles and Plots

On the April 19 Workday, a terrific group of volunteers, including students from Citrus and Mt. San Antonio College as well as community members and Claremont Colleges faculty, worked on two projects – removing Maltese Star Thistles and sampling plants in the experimental plots in the burn area. The attack on Maltese Star Thistles (Centaurea […]

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Oct. 5 workday canceled!

Because of very low humidity and strong Santa Ana winds, the National Weather Service has issued a “Red Flag Warning” for extreme fire danger for LA County and surrounding regions. We have consequently been asked to curtail all activities at the BFS for the next few days. As a result, the BFS volunteer workday scheduled […]

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On the afternoon of September 11, sparks from power tools used by a Golden State Water Company Crew started a fire in the Foothill Boulevard Parkway that quickly spread into the field station. Approximately 17 acres along the Foothill frontage between Dartmouth and Mills Avenues were burned before the fire was extinguished. Los Angeles County […]

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Fire season

Fire season is now upon us. A wildfire – now dubbed the “Williams Fire” – broke out at about 2 pm today in the Los Angeles National Forext approximately 10 mi northeast of the BFS, and the smoke from the fire was very visible at the BFS this afternoon. By 9:00 pm tonight, the Williams […]

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Fire Season Shots

Another fire week is upon us and it didn’t take long for breakouts near Fillmore and another in Norco.  The NOAA has now extended the time frame for triple digit temps and single digit humidities from Tuesday-Thursday to Tuesday-Sunday.  Surely more fires will be set in the next few days, hopefully not anywhere near BFS.   […]

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