- Third firefighting plane briefly grounded because of drone Updated: Jul-02-15 6:54 pm
REDDING, California - Authorities briefly grounded a U.S. Forest Service reconnaissance plane flying over a series of small wildfires in Northern California after a drone flew too close to the scene.
- Timber manager, contractor for thinning project part ways Updated: Jul-02-15 3:45 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - The timber manager and the contractor on a massive forest thinning project in northern Arizona have parted ways.
- Northern New England states fight, track invasive bugs Updated: Jul-02-15 12:52 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Ever vigilant, researchers in Northern New England have added more tools to help them track the spread of an invasive beetle that has destroyed millions of ash trees.
- Forest Service releases plan to protect Flagstaff watersheds Updated: Jul-01-15 5:10 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - A plan to protect Flagstaff watersheds from damage from erosion-causing wildfires and flooding calls for using prescribed burns and logging on thousands of acres, including use of cables and helicopters to drag or lift felled trees off steep slopes.
- Family: Stranded woman rescued after giving birth in forest Updated: Jun-30-15 7:02 pm
OROVILLE, California - Authorities rescued a woman and her newborn baby after her family says she gave birth in a remote national forest in Northern California.
- Nature Conservancy in Maine purchases 6,500 forest acres Updated: Jun-30-15 4:58 pm
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Nature Conservancy in Maine has purchased more than 6,500 acres of forest land to expand its existing Leuthold Forest Preserve to more than 16,000 acres.
- Forest Service: Counterculture gathering draws 750 so far Updated: Jun-30-15 7:58 am
HILL CITY, South Dakota - The U.S. Forest Service estimates about 750 people so far have arrived for a counterculture gathering in the Black Hills.
- Judge rejects environmentalists' open-meetings lawsuit Updated: Jun-28-15 1:00 pm
MISSOULA, Montana - A Helena judge has rejected three environmental groups' claims that Gov. Steve Bullock violated the state's open-meeting laws by holding discussions before nominating 5.1 million acres of forest land for priority federal management.
- Helena man loses lawsuit against Forest Service for tasing Updated: Jun-28-15 12:38 pm
MISSOULA, Montana - A federal judge has sided with the federal government in a lawsuit filed by a Helena man who said a U.S. Forest Service employee caused him brain damage in using a Taser on him in 2010.
- Aspen-eating caterpillars won't kill trees near Santa Fe Updated: Jun-28-15 11:15 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Thousands of blackish-blue Western tent caterpillars have eaten the leaves of aspen trees in forests around Santa Fe.
- Forest Service officers interpretive language service Updated: Jun-27-15 10:34 am
TACOMA, Washington - The U.S. Forest Service program is starting a new program that aims to help non-native English speakers enjoy their visit to national forests.
- Allegheny National Forest closing trail after camper's death Updated: Jun-25-15 10:30 am
SHEFFIELD, Pennsylvania - Officials at the Allegheny National Forest have temporarily closed most of a hiking trail near where trees downed by a severe storm killed a 15-year-old camper.
- Roseburg Forest Products to move headquarters to Springfield Updated: Jun-25-15 6:14 am
ROSEBURG, Oregon - Roseburg Forest Products will relocate its headquarters to Springfield.
- Wildfires blister Alaska with increased frequency, intensity Updated: Jun-24-15 9:25 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska residents endure the nation's harshest winters for the reward of beautiful summer days with sunshine that lingers until midnight.
- Feds approve gold mine plan in central Idaho wilderness Updated: Jun-24-15 5:20 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The U.S. Forest Service has approved a gold mining company's plan to reopen a 4-mile road in a central Idaho wilderness and drill core samples to find out if two of its claims are profitable enough to be mined.
- Fire restrictions increase in San Bernardino National Forest Updated: Jun-24-15 5:13 pm
SAN BERNARDINO, California - Seasonal restrictions intended to prevent fires are about to go into effect in the San Bernardino National Forest, where thousands of acres have already been charred by a blaze that has been burning for more than a week.
- Deer Forest, once popular family attraction, up for auction Updated: Jun-23-15 9:52 am
COLOMA, Michigan - A once-popular family attraction in southwestern Michigan is up for auction after it didn't open this year.
- Bee 'BioBlitz' invites people to collect, learn about bees Updated: Jun-23-15 7:22 am
PINKHAM NOTCH, New Hampshire - The University of New Hampshire is holding its first full-scale "Bee BioBlitz" for people to learn more bees in the White Mountain National Forest.
- Hundreds of firefighters join battle against fire near Tahoe Updated: Jun-22-15 10:55 pm
LOS ANGELES - Air tankers and helicopters were helping hundreds of firefighters battle a wildfire south of Lake Tahoe where no structures have been damaged but the California mountain town of Markleeville remained on standby for possible evacuations.
- Court rejects Forest Service plan for snowmobiles in Montana Updated: Jun-22-15 7:43 pm
HELENA, Montana - A federal appeals court handed down on Monday a decision finding the U.S. Forest Service failed to thoroughly analyze or publicize the impact of snowmobiles on wildlife in Montana's Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest.
- Seasonal firefighters train for summer blazes Updated: Jun-22-15 4:17 pm
PENDLETON, Oregon - A cloud of white smoke rose from the woods in the Blue Mountains between Pendleton and La Grande. In response, seasonal firefighters quickly moved to a nearby hillside along Summit Road.
- 830-pound grizzly featured in new Lincoln display Updated: Jun-21-15 1:16 pm
LINCOLN, Montana - One of western Montana's most famous grizzly bears now has its own interpretive display for the many visitors who stop by the Forest Service's Lincoln Ranger District office.
- Businesses want more recreation at Tongass National Forest Updated: Jun-19-15 5:20 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - A group of 49 business owners in southeast Alaska wants the federal government to put devote more funding into recreation opportunities at the Tongass National Forest.
- Koa forest property near Hilo up for sale Updated: Jun-19-15 8:19 am
HILO, Hawaii - A Honolulu company is selling more than 13,000 acres of what is considered to be the largest privately owned tract of old-growth koa forest in the world.
- 2 men charged in California pot grow inside national forest Updated: Jun-18-15 5:35 pm
FRESNO, California - Authorities accuse two men of chopping down trees and polluting the Sequoia National Forest in California with pesticides to grow thousands of marijuana plants.