- Wildfires sweep through mountain forests in north India Updated: May-02-16 11:06 am
LUCKNOW, India - Massive wildfires that have killed at least seven people in recent weeks were burning through pine forests in the mountains of northern India on Monday, including parts of two tiger reserves.
- Feds seek public input on oil-and-gas leasing in Ohio forest Updated: May-01-16 9:14 am
ATHENS, Ohio - A federal agency is seeking public comments on a draft environmental assessment of proposed oil and gas leasing in Wayne National Forest in southeastern Ohio.
- Plan set for forest management along Alpena County trail Updated: Apr-30-16 5:17 pm
ALPENA, Michigan - State regulators have reached a decision on forest management along a trail network known as the Chippewa Hills Pathway in Alpena County.
- Forest Service eyes Jackson Hole guided shore fishing plan Updated: Apr-30-16 3:47 pm
JACKSON, Wyoming - U.S. Forest Service officials are considering a proposal to open non-wilderness areas in northern Jackson Hole to guided day-use shore fishing.
- Mallott calls new take on timber industry, environmentalism Updated: Apr-30-16 2:49 pm
KETCHIKAN, Alaska - Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott is calling for less confrontation between environmentalists and Alaska's timber industry.
- Low potential for major wildfires in western South Dakota Updated: Apr-29-16 8:11 am
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - The potential for large wildfires in the Black Hills National Forest region of western South Dakota appears low this year.
- Black Hills National Forest Supervisor Bobzien retiring. Updated: Apr-28-16 12:50 pm
CUSTER, South Dakota - Black Hills National Forest Supervisor Craig Bobzien is retiring.
- Black Hills fire management officer receives national award Updated: Apr-27-16 7:08 pm
CUSTER, South Dakota - The U.S. Forest Service has given Todd Pechota the 2015 National Forest Fire Management Officer of the Year award.
- Appeal rejected in off-road vehicles case on forest use Updated: Apr-27-16 3:25 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal by a motorized off-road vehicles users group that challenged a Forest Service decision reducing the routes available for use in the Santa Fe National Forest in northern New Mexico
- McAuliffe visits Germany, announces new trade deal Updated: Apr-27-16 5:09 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced a new forest products trade deal between companies in Virginia and Germany.
- College free speech: Hecklers on NC campuses under scrutiny Updated: Apr-27-16 3:39 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Hecklers who shout down speakers on North Carolina's college campuses could be punished under a proposal being floated before lawmakers that would make this state the newest battleground over free speech at U.S. universities.
- Storm Hill Fire in Hill City area now fully contained Updated: Apr-26-16 6:41 am
HILL CITY, South Dakota - Firefighters have fully contained a wildfire that burned about 200 acres of private and U.S. Forest Service land in western South Dakota.
- Northern Arizona forest offers permits for cords of firewood Updated: Apr-26-16 6:03 am
FREDONIA, Arizona - The Kaibab National Forest is making firewood available in its far northern ranger district.
- Feds won't designate critical habitat for threatened bat Updated: Apr-25-16 5:29 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Minnesota - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided against designating any caves, mines or forests as critical habitat for the northern long-eared bat, the agency said Monday.
- Colorado State Forest Service going after tree-killing pest Updated: Apr-25-16 12:20 pm
BOULDER, Colorado - The Colorado State Forest Service is trying to determine the best way to stop a tree killer called the emerald ash borer.
- Cambodian Royal Turtle nearly extinct - less than 10 in wild Updated: Apr-25-16 5:51 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Cambodia's Royal Turtle is nearly extinct, with fewer than 10 left in the wild, because increased sand dredging and illegal clearance of flooded forest have shrunk its habitat, a conservationist group warned Monday.
- 2 wildfires mostly contained in Cherokee National Forest Updated: Apr-24-16 4:22 pm
BRISTOL, Tennessee - The U.S. Forest Service says two wildfires in the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee are mostly contained after recent rains.
- Cameras show wildlife returning to reclaimed Ohio mine land Updated: Apr-24-16 1:50 pm
NEW STRAITSVILLE, Ohio - Video footage of bobcats recorded in a forest near a reclaimed coal mine is a hopeful sign of the species' recovery in southeast Ohio and that environmental rehabilitation efforts are working, wildlife and environmental group officials said.
- Forest ranger documents Adirondack plane crash sites Updated: Apr-24-16 12:01 pm
ELIZABETHTOWN, New York - Hidden among the rugged mountains, spruce thickets and mossy bogs of New York's 6-million-acre Adirondack Park lie the remnants of dozens of planes that have met their doom over the decades.
- National forests hope to keep more money for recreation Updated: Apr-23-16 5:36 pm
ASPEN, Colorado - Leaders of Colorado recreation areas are supporting a proposal in Congress that would allow a national forest to keep as much as 80 percent of the ski-area permit fees collected at the forest, including areas like the White River National Forest that gets money from Aspen Skiing Co. and other ski resort operators.
- National Forest in northern Arizona to expand cinder pit Updated: Apr-23-16 11:22 am
WILLIAMS, Arizona - Kaibab National Forest officials plan to expand a pit used by the public to collect volcanic cinder for landscaping and other non-commercial uses.
- Why this school doesn't have tests, grades or homework Updated: Apr-23-16 10:03 am
YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio - Oskar Dennis sees the tiny green plant on the forest floor and abruptly stops, sliding a bit in the mud.
- Officials: Stoddard firefighter charged with arson Updated: Apr-22-16 6:15 pm
STODDARD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire state police say a Stoddard firefighter has been charged with arson in connection with a brush fire in that town that burned 190 acres and prompted the voluntary evacuation of 17 homes.
- Tennessee institute works to save 'underwater rainforest' Updated: Apr-22-16 5:26 pm
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee - Hundreds of freshwater fish, mussels, crawfish and salamanders - many of them found nowhere else in the world - make their home in the U.S. Southeast. In one waterway alone, Tennessee's Duck River, there are more fish species than in all of Europe.
- Carroll County approves incentives for food processing plant Updated: Apr-22-16 3:22 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Carroll County Quorum Court judge has authorized incentives that will help a Springdale-based meat processor build its first new plant in years.