- Employee shot, hurt during robbery of Forest Lake restaurant Updated: May-27-15 11:49 am
FOREST LAKE, Minnesota - Authorities are looking for a suspect involved in a robbery and shooting at a Forest Lake restaurant that left one employee injured.
- 1930s guard station restored in Utah national forest Updated: May-27-15 8:56 am
HYRUM, Utah - A guard station built in 1934 in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in northeastern Utah has been restored and an open house will be held to teach the public about the building.
- West Yellowstone ponders $1.4M forest land purchase Updated: May-25-15 4:47 pm
WEST YELLOWSTONE, Montana - How does a town expand when it's surrounded by federal land?
- Firefighters battle small wildfires across Maine Updated: May-25-15 4:17 pm
Maine forest rangers and fire department officials have been busy battling wind-driven wildfires across the state.
- Md. woman works to preserve Enchanted Forest memories Updated: May-24-15 9:27 am
ELLICOTT CITY, Maryland - One of America's first theme parks was in the D.C. region - and two of its roadside remnants will soon be moved.
- No campfire limits in Arizona forests for holiday weekend Updated: May-23-15 6:26 am
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Arizona's national forests will be free of campfire and smoking restrictions over the Memorial Day weekend.
- Hispanic ranchers cite discrimination in grazing suit Updated: May-21-15 8:07 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - It's up to a federal judge to decide whether to let a case move forward in which a group of Hispanic ranchers is suing the U.S. Forest Service over a decision to limit grazing on historic land grant areas in northern New Mexico.
- Grizzlies, tigers part of Roger Williams Park Zoo expansion Updated: May-21-15 5:58 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence has unveiled plans to add a new education center and rainforest building as well as tigers, grizzly bears and moose by 2035.
- Forest Service investigates damage at mountain cabin, tower Updated: May-21-15 9:20 am
STRATTON, Vermont - The U.S. Forest Service is looking for some help in its investigation of vandalism to a historic cabin and fire tower at Stratton Mountain.
- Cool, wet weather delays wildfire season across Arizona Updated: May-20-15 9:09 pm
PRESCOTT, Arizona - An unusually cool and wet May is delaying the start of the wildfire season around northern Arizona.
- Road for logging project challenged in Selway River corridor Updated: May-20-15 6:33 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A northern Idaho couple and an environmental group have filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service challenging the agency's decision to designate a road as public and opening it to trucks for a logging project on state land.
- Forest Service sees hope in battle against bat disease Updated: May-20-15 11:49 am
ST. LOUIS - Officials with the U.S. Forest Service are cautiously optimistic that a new treatment may help bats survive a disease known as white-nose syndrome that has killed millions of bats.
- Shoshone National Forest bars tent camping in some areas Updated: May-19-15 5:46 am
RIVERTON, Wyoming - The Wind River Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest has decided to bar tent camping in the area of Brooks Lake and Pinnacles campgrounds, as well as the corresponding overflow areas and dispersed sites, because of increased bear activity over the last few years.
- Off-road cyclists praise Metro for new trail plans Updated: May-18-15 2:14 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Off-road cyclists are praising the Metro Council's tentative plans to develop riding trails on land near Portland's Forest Park after years of being denied access to most single-track routes in the park.
- Group sues to halt logging project in Kootenai Forest Updated: May-17-15 12:39 pm
KALISPELL, Montana - A conservation group has filed a lawsuit to halt a logging project in the Kootenai National Forest in northwest Montana.
- Forest Service reviews alternative actions for road plan Updated: May-16-15 4:34 pm
RAWLINS, Wyoming - The U.S. Forest Service has started to develop alternative actions for managing travel in the Snowy Range in southern Wyoming.
- Group sues to stop Kootenai logging project Updated: May-16-15 9:05 am
KALISPELL, Montana - An environmental group is suing to stop a logging project in the Kootenai National Forest near Libby.
- Users of nation's largest forest urged to fire wise Updated: May-15-15 2:35 pm
KETCHIKAN, Alaska - Officials with the nation's largest forest are warning people to be cautious with fire for the next few days.
- Wildfire in western Md. state forest could burn for days Updated: May-15-15 11:07 am
BLOOMINGTON, Maryland - A wildfire in western Maryland has prompted officials to close a section of the Big Savage Trail in the Savage River State Forest.
- Forest City Queen riverboat has new look in Rockford Updated: May-15-15 4:55 am
ROCKFORD, Illinois - A Rock River pleasure cruiser has a new look this year.
- Helicopter crash survivor sues for unspecified damages Updated: May-14-15 9:54 am
GULFPORT, Mississippi - A Montana man injured in a helicopter crash in the DeSoto National Forest in south Mississippi has sued the manufacturers of the helicopter and the engine.
- Report: Valuable Massachusetts ecosystems shrinking Updated: May-14-15 2:04 am
BOSTON - Valuable Massachusetts ecosystems are continuing to shrink in the face of human development, putting extra pressure on the forests and open land that remains.
- Eagle flies back to Nisqually forest after rescue, recovery Updated: May-13-15 11:17 am
SEATTLE - A juvenile bald eagle is back home in the Nisqually forest about a month after it nearly drowned.
- Bridger-Teton National Forest to hold trails meeting Updated: May-13-15 7:02 am
AFTON, Wyoming - Managers on the Bridger-Teton National Forest are hosting a public workshop to discuss potential changes to the motor vehicle use map the Middle Greys River area.
- Vermont Forest and Parks lifts burn ban in most of state Updated: May-12-15 3:08 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation is lifting the ban on outdoor burning in much of the state after two days of heavy rains.