- New commemorative quarter features Shawnee National Forest Updated: Feb-06-16 4:05 am
HARRISBURG, Illinois - A commemorative coin featuring a scene from the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois has entered into circulation.
- Volunteers work to rebuild forest damaged in 2012 fire Updated: Feb-05-16 7:33 am
LIHUE, Hawaii - A group of volunteers is helping to restore the Hikimoe Ridge, three years after the forest was damaged in a fire that burned several thousand acres on Kauai.
- Albania passes 10-year moratorium to stop cutting wood Updated: Feb-05-16 5:07 am
TIRANA, Albania - The Albanian Environment Ministry says Parliament has passed a 10-year moratorium on chopping down trees for industry or export purposes.
- Visitation up in national forest surrounding Sedona Updated: Feb-05-16 5:01 am
SEDONA, Arizona - More people are visiting the national forest surrounding Sedona.
- Charter school report rejected as too negative gets revamp Updated: Feb-03-16 5:50 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A month after Lt. Gov. Dan Forest complained an annual status report on public charter schools wasn't sufficiently upbeat, North Carolina's statewide school board is reviewing revisions to the report.
- Laser imaging helps UNH researchers see forest Updated: Feb-03-16 2:43 pm
DURHAM, New Hampshire - University of New Hampshire researchers are looking at data from laser imaging of forests with the goal of helping foresters and landowners track tree inventories to save them from the time-consuming practice of heading into the woods with tape measures.
- Forest Service boosts funding for forest thinning project Updated: Feb-03-16 10:23 am
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - The U.S. Forest Service is boosting the amount of money it is providing for a massive forest thinning project in northern Arizona.
- Partnership formed to increase controlled fires in Calif. Updated: Feb-02-16 4:02 am
SAN FRANCISCO - Environmental groups and federal and state agencies have formed a partnership to increase the use of prescribed fires to improve the health of California's forests and watersheds and minimize the effects of increasingly devastating wildfires.
- Deal protects huge swath of central B.C. coast from logging Updated: Feb-01-16 11:01 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest has been largely protected from logging in a landmark agreement between aboriginals, forest companies, environmental groups and the government.
- Natural gas income from Pennsylvania forests takes big fall Updated: Feb-01-16 10:29 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A drop in natural gas prices is now also affecting the state of Pennsylvania's coffers.
- Waving goodbye to a piece of Americana - the lumberjack Updated: Jan-28-16 10:11 am
GREENSBORO, Vermont - In the snowy woods of northern New England and other forested parts of the country, the lumberjack is an endangered species.
- Missing couple found dead in Apalachicola National Forest Updated: Jan-27-16 8:07 am
APALACHICOLA, Florida - Authorities say they've found a missing man and woman dead in the Apalachicola National Forest in the Florida Panhandle.
- Plan calls for boosting forest restoration around New Mexico Updated: Jan-26-16 5:08 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico forestry officials have identified watersheds around the state that are in desperate need of restoration.
- More search northern Minnesota forests for chaga fungus Updated: Jan-25-16 5:27 pm
REMER, Minnesota - People are roaming northern Minnesota forests in search of chaga, a black and crusty fungus that has become an alternative health sensation.
- Environmental advocates call for wider stream buffers Updated: Jan-25-16 12:37 pm
MEDFORD, Oregon - Environmental advocates are calling on environmental managers to apply new Oregon Department of Forestry rules that expand streamside protection rules on Western Oregon's private and commercial forestlands to southwest Oregon.
- Thinning project in Prescott National Forest to begin Updated: Jan-25-16 5:00 am
PRESCOTT, Arizona - The U.S. Forest Service will begin work on thinning acres of trees in the Prescott area for the next few months.
- Truck plunges off Oregon forest road into river, 1 missing Updated: Jan-24-16 6:06 pm
ESTACADA, Oregon - Authorities say a man remains missing after the pickup truck he was riding in slid off a road in the Mount Hood National Forest and into the Collawash River.
- Avalanche deaths spur demand for survival courses Updated: Jan-24-16 11:49 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - More people are interested in preparedness courses in southcentral Alaska following avalanche deaths in the Hatcher Pass area this winter.
- Annual farm and forest expo ends in Manchester Updated: Jan-23-16 8:27 am
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - Aspiring farmers can learn about everything from ducks to dairy goats as the 33rd Annual NH Farm and Forest Exposition wraps up in Manchester.
- US Mint features Illinois national park Updated: Jan-23-16 4:21 am
HARRISBURG, Illinois - An Illinois national park will be featured on this year's national collectable coin.
- Montana man pleads guilty to growing marijuana in forest Updated: Jan-22-16 12:02 pm
KALISPELL, Montana - A Montana man has pleaded guilty to growing marijuana on national forest land.
- US Fish and Wildlife Service: Expand wildlife habitat Updated: Jan-21-16 2:53 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to establish the "Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge," areas of New England and New York to preserve more shrubland and young forests for numerous species, such as the New England cottontail.
- US Forest Service rejects proposed forest route for pipeline Updated: Jan-21-16 2:48 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The U.S. Forest Service has rejected the proposed route of a 550-mile natural gas pipeline through national forests in Virginia and West Virginia because of concerns over the project's impact on an endangered salamander and other resources.
- Scientists ID new genus of tree frogs long thought extinct Updated: Jan-20-16 9:44 pm
NEW DELHI - For more than a century, two mysterious tree frog specimens collected by a British naturalist in 1870 and housed at the Natural History Museum in London were assumed to be part of a vanished species, never again found in the wild. Until now.
- Conservation groups challenge exploratory drilling plan Updated: Jan-20-16 11:43 am
BOISE, Idaho - Three environmental groups have filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Forest Service's approval of a mining company's plan to do exploratory drilling about 55 miles northeast of Boise.