- Agencies launch effort to reduce fires in sagebrush steppe Updated: May-21-15 4:41 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management as well as other federal and state agencies are starting a public information campaign intended to reduce human-caused fires in sagebrush steppe areas in Idaho.
- Government releases fire plan to protect struggling bird Updated: May-19-15 6:11 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A federal wildfire strategy released Tuesday aims to protect the West's sagebrush country that is home to a struggling bird species whose potential listing as a threatened or endangered species already has delayed energy projects and oil and gas deals.
- Ag commissioner offers hardy advice on trees, shrubs Updated: May-02-15 2:29 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is encouraging North Dakota homeowners to do their homework before planting trees and shrubs this spring.
- Year after year, Scotch broom fight must go on and on Updated: Apr-30-15 4:10 pm
CANNON BEACH, Oregon - It takes trained eyes and hours of tedious physical labor to prevent Scotch broom - the invasive European shrub that sprouts golden yellow flowers and produces thousands of seeds - from overrunning the sand dunes west of Chapman Point.