- Advocacy groups in Montana, Idaho sue over forest plan Updated: Nov-29-15 1:20 pm
KALISPELL, Montana - Snowmobile clubs and advocacy groups from Montana and Idaho are suing over a U.S. Forest Service plan that bars motorized access in certain areas of the Kootenai National Forest in northwestern Montana.
- Endangered fisher to be reintroduced into Cascades Updated: Nov-29-15 12:05 pm
SEATTLE - A weasel-like predator that disappeared from Washington state decades ago will soon be reintroduced to the Cascade Mountains.
- State police investigating human remains found in forest Updated: Nov-29-15 11:27 am
COLCHESTER, Connecticut - Connecticut state police are investigating the discovery of human remains found in a state forest in Colchester.
- You down with ADP? A glossary for UN climate talks Updated: Nov-29-15 5:00 am
PARIS - It sounds like English. Yet to the untrained ear the language used in the U.N. climate talks is about as comprehensible as Klingon.
- Massive salvage logging under way after Colville wildfires Updated: Nov-29-15 2:05 am
COLVILLE INDIAN RESERVATION, Washington - It's a stickpin skyline: fire-blackened trees without leaves, needles or even branches as far as the eye can see.
- Forest Service reminds Christmas tree hunters of the rules Updated: Nov-28-15 8:00 pm
BOZEMAN, Montana - The U.S. Forest Service is reminding people who want to cut down their own Christmas tree to follow the rules of the program.
- Energy-rich Russia pays little attention to climate change Updated: Nov-28-15 9:29 am
MOSCOW - When forest fires roared through Siberia this summer, so vast that the smoke blocked vast Lake Baikal from satellite view, Russian officials blamed the blazes on arsonists and disorganized fire crews. Environmentalists say there was another culprit: global warming.
- Facebook awards more than $70K in grants to 9 NC groups Updated: Nov-27-15 4:15 pm
FOREST CITY, North Carolina - Facebook has awarded more than $70,000 in grants to groups located near its data center in Forest City.
- Deschutes forest may rent old guard station as summer cabin Updated: Nov-27-15 11:37 am
BEND, Oregon - The Deschutes National Forest is considering renting out an old guard station as a cabin for summer recreation by Crescent Lake.
- Teen shot in leg while riding ATV in state forest Updated: Nov-27-15 7:45 am
COLCHESTER, Connecticut - State environmental police say a 14-year-old boy riding an all-terrain vehicle in a state forest has been shot in the leg, apparently by a hunter.
- Human remains found near vehicle in Pike National Forest Updated: Nov-26-15 10:13 am
CRIPPLE CREEK, Colorado - Teller County authorities are trying to identify human remains found near an abandoned vehicle in Pike National Forest.
- Funding restored to Milan Community Forest Project Updated: Nov-25-15 12:23 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The U.S. Forest Service says it is restoring $400,000 in funding for the Milan Community Forest Project, originally removed to pay for wildfire suppression, instead.
- Hidden grove showcases largest trees in Columbia Gorge Updated: Nov-25-15 10:30 am
WILLARD, Washington - To find the largest waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge, all that's required is a drive out Interstate 84 to the many viewpoints and trailheads east of Portland.
- Kaibab National Forest adds to roster of rental cabins Updated: Nov-25-15 8:13 am
FREDONIA, Arizona - A national forest in northern Arizona is adding another cabin to its roster of rental offerings.
- Washington project ensures forest stores carbon for decades Updated: Nov-24-15 5:55 pm
SEATTLE - Half a small forest still standing near Mount Rainier faced clear-cutting before an effort in Washington state saved the decades-old trees and allowed Microsoft to help finance the project to offset its carbon footprint.
- Feds plan $1 million on forest restoration in northern Idaho Updated: Nov-23-15 7:06 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The U.S. Forest Service is spending just over $1 million in northern Idaho to shore up areas scorched this year by massive wildfires.
- Correction: Amazon Trees story Updated: Nov-23-15 4:07 pm
WASHINGTON - In a story Nov. 20 about Amazon trees, The Associated Press erroneously reported how much area the forest has been losing. About 15 years ago, it was losing about 11,600 square miles of forest a year, not 11.6 million square miles. That figure has dropped to about 3,800 square miles a year, not 3.8 million square miles.
- Tongass National Forest proposal up for public comment Updated: Nov-23-15 9:16 am
KETCHIKAN, Alaska - The U.S. Forest Service is seeking feedback from the public on a proposal that could change how the Tongass National Forest is managed over the next 10 to 15 years.
- Deer hunt in Massachusetts recreational area sparks backlash Updated: Nov-22-15 11:00 am
BOSTON - A plan to allow hunting in a nearly 11-square-mile swath of pristine forest within sight of downtown Boston to thin the exploding deer population is coming under fire from activists who insist that contraception and other more humane methods be used.
- Gilchrist State Forest expands, recreation options unclear Updated: Nov-21-15 3:21 pm
BEND, Oregon - The Oregon Department of Forestry says the newest state forest will be a working one producing timber but there will also be recreation opportunities.
- Forest officials pull Mitkof timber sale Updated: Nov-20-15 8:39 am
KETCHIKAN, Alaska - The U.S. Forest Service has withdrawn findings that the proposed timber sale on Mitkof Island near Petersburg has no significant environmental impact.
- Forest Society says Northern Pass trying to use their land Updated: Nov-19-15 3:00 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests has filed a lawsuit against Northern Pass, saying its project application with state regulators is improperly trying to make use of land the organization owns.
- Ice cream shop to open under new Petrified Forest contract Updated: Nov-19-15 5:01 am
HOLBROOK, Arizona - A new company is taking over concessions services at the Petrified Forest National Park.
- Authorities investigate after human remains found in woods Updated: Nov-10-15 2:39 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - Authorities have arrested two people in the death of a woman found tied to a tree and stabbed to death in a national forest.
- Maine won't apply for federal funding to conserve forestland Updated: Nov-10-15 4:58 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Gov. Paul LePage's administration has decided not to apply for federal funds used to conserve acres of forestland.