- Management plan for Wyoming's Shoshone Forest signed Updated: May-06-15 3:55 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Nearly a decade of work on a new management plan for the nation's first national forest has ended with the stroke of a pen.
- Light rain helps contain forest fire in lower Hudson Valley Updated: May-06-15 9:35 am
ELLENVILLE, New York - A light overnight rain and a bit more precipitation on Wednesday is helping contain a forest fire at the southern edge of the Catskill Mountains.
- Forest Service chief expects busy firefighting season Updated: May-05-15 4:14 pm
WASHINGTON - The head of the U.S. Forest Service warned Tuesday of an "above average" fire season that could cost the agency more than $1 billion and require shifting funds from programs designed to prevent wildfires.
- Feds expand efforts to fight wildfires by reshaping forests Updated: May-04-15 4:32 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - The towering ponderosa pine trees are cut down and bundled in quick succession as heavy equipment winds its way through a national forest as part of the largest federal effort to reshape the forests to prevent wildfires. The felled trees then are shredded of their limbs and eventually will be taken from the forest in northern Arizona to Phoenix, where they'll be turned into pallets.
- Texas looks to German experience for Astrodome plans Updated: May-04-15 1:31 pm
BRAND, Germany - It rose on a former Soviet airfield south of Berlin, a towering hangar bigger than a dozen football fields where ambitious entrepreneurs planned to revive Germany's zeppelin industry. That dream died in 2002 when funding ran out, but the building was reborn as a massive popular tropical theme park, complete with a rainforest, a beach, waterslides and more than 850 hotel beds.
- Forest Service plans prescribed burn near Reddish Knob Updated: May-04-15 6:53 am
HARRISONBURG, Virginia - The U.S. Forest Service plans to burn more than 5,000 acres near Reddish Knob in the George Washington National Forest.
- Hawaii seeks comment on Kauai forest reserve management plan Updated: May-03-15 9:05 am
LIHUE, Hawaii - The state Department of Land and Natural Resources is seeking the public's input on a draft management plan for two forest reserves on Kauai.
- Arizona national forests opening campgrounds for season Updated: May-02-15 5:31 am
WILLIAMS, Arizona - Some of Arizona's national forests are announcing seasonal openings of campgrounds.
- Feds drop charges against hunter in huge Yosemite wildfire Updated: May-01-15 6:01 pm
FRESNO, California - Criminal charges were dropped against a bow hunter accused of starting one of California's largest wildfires, a blaze that burned parts of Yosemite National Park, federal prosecutors said Friday.
- Firefighters in Dominican Republic battling forest fire Updated: May-01-15 5:59 pm
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Hundreds of firefighters in the Dominican Republic are trying to extinguish a blaze that has consumed part of a protected forest in the Caribbean country's central region.
- Forest Project targets illegal roads for restoration Updated: May-01-15 3:01 pm
BEND, Oregon - The Deschutes National Forest hopes to stop illegal off-highway use south of Bend while restoring riverside habitat along the Deschutes River.
- Arizona forest extends restrictions on mountain biking Updated: May-01-15 1:01 pm
SEDONA, Arizona - The Forest Service is extending restrictions on where mountain bikes can be ridden in several parts of the Coconino National Forest near Sedona.
- Authorities identify body found in forest as missing woman Updated: Apr-30-15 12:59 pm
SANTA ANA, California - Authorities say a body found in the Cleveland National Forest has been identified as a woman who went missing in February.
- Bridger-Teton National Forest selling firewood permits Updated: Apr-30-15 7:04 am
JACKSON, Wyoming - The Bridger-Teton National Forest plans to start selling firewood permits on May 15 at district offices. The price is $7 a cord with five-cord minimum purchase.
- Authorities: No obvious signs of trauma on body in forest Updated: Apr-29-15 5:53 pm
SANTA ANA, California - Authorities say no obvious signs of trauma were found on a body recovered from the Cleveland National Forest that appears to be of a woman missing since February.
- Snake lovers hit southern Illinois for annual migrations Updated: Apr-28-15 11:34 am
SHAWNEE NATIONAL FOREST, Illinois - You don't have to be a herpetologist to savor the slice of this federal forest where a stunning array of reptiles and amphibians congregates beneath soaring limestone bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River.
- To salvage Klamath deal, tribes look to national forest Updated: Apr-27-15 4:20 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - A failed land deal that would have returned part of the former Klamath Indian Reservation to the Klamath Tribes has tribal leaders now eyeing the Fremont-Winema National Forest.
- Elko County fight over fish, forest road resumes in US court Updated: Apr-27-15 3:35 pm
RENO, Nevada - A 15-year-old legal battle between a Nevada county, the U.S. government and environmentalists resumed Monday in federal court in Reno, where Elko County officials once again are trying to prove a national forest road belongs to them based on claims it existed before the national forest was created more than a century ago.
- Wisconsin national forest to see cuts at recreation sites Updated: Apr-27-15 10:50 am
RHINELANDER, Wisconsin - Cuts are being made at some recreation areas in the 1.5 million-acre Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in northern and northwest Wisconsin.
- Ex-Army Corps commander undertakes tree-planting project Updated: Apr-26-15 9:40 am
WATERLOO, Virginia - Ron Light, 56, is a patient man.
- BLM announces timber harvest plan options Updated: Apr-25-15 8:03 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Bureau of Land Management has released a draft plan that includes five approaches to managing its 2.5 million acres of public forests in western Oregon.
- Land Between the Lakes prepares for public meetings Updated: Apr-25-15 2:07 pm
GOLDEN POND, Kentucky - The U.S. Forest Service is preparing for a series of public hearings next month over logging and management plans at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.
- $250K grant to help North Country groups improve food access Updated: Apr-25-15 12:44 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - A $250,000 federal grant will assist two North Country groups in improving access to food.
- Tours of late moviemaker John Hughes' home to benefit kids Updated: Apr-25-15 4:04 am
LAKE FOREST, Illinois - The 21-room home of late moviemaker John Hughes is open for public tours to help fund health programs for underserved children and women.
- Rock faces vandalized in Utah national forest Updated: Apr-24-15 5:04 am
SALT LAKE CITY - Forest officials in Utah say they've discovered several rock faces vandalized in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in northern Utah.