- 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.
- 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.
- Gladie Visitor Center closing for the winter on Wednesday Updated: Nov-24-15 5:01 pm
WINCHESTER, Kentucky - The Daniel Boone National Forest says the Gladie Visitor Center in the Red River Gorge is closing on Wednesday for the winter and will reopen in early March.
- Known length of Jewel Cave extended to more than 180 miles Updated: Nov-24-15 11:57 am
CUSTER, South Dakota - One of the longest caves in the world has gotten a little bit longer.
- C&O Canal offers agricultural leases for land in the park Updated: Nov-24-15 8:39 am
HAGERSTOWN, Maryland - The National Park Service is seeking applicants for the agricultural use of land in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park.
- US to cancel lease on land sacred to Blackfoot Indian tribes Updated: Nov-23-15 10:57 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - The Interior Department plans to cancel a long-suspended oil and gas drilling lease near Glacier National Park that's on land considered sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of the U.S. and Canada, according to court documents filed Monday.
- Idea to create national park concerns Maine delegation Updated: Nov-23-15 6:21 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - Three members of Maine's congressional delegation told President Barack Obama they have serious reservations about a proposal to have more than 100,000 acres of Maine's northern woods designated a national monument.
- 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.
- 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KETCHIKAN, Alaska - The U.S. Forest Service has withdrawn findings that the proposed timber sale on Mitkof Island near Petersburg has no significant environmental impact.
- Yellowstone softens stance on bison slaughter targets Updated: Nov-19-15 10:31 pm
BOZEMAN, Montana - Yellowstone National Park is backing off its proposal to kill roughly 1,000 wild bison this winter as officials seek to reduce the animals' annual migration into Montana.
- 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.
- Yellowstone park proposes killing 1,000 bison this winter Updated: Nov-18-15 6:25 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Yellowstone National Park proposes to kill roughly 1,000 wild bison this winter - mostly calves and females - as officials seek to reduce the animals' annual migration into Montana.
- Montana Editorial Roundup Updated: Nov-18-15 6:24 pm
Great Falls Tribune, Nov. 13, on the Keystone XL Pipeline:
- US, Cuba sign first environmental accord since thaw Updated: Nov-18-15 1:16 pm
HAVANA - The United States and Cuba signed an agreement Wednesday to join forces and protect the vast array of fish and corals they share as countries separated by just 90 miles (140 kilometers), the first environmental accord since announcing plans to renew diplomatic relations.
- Sculptor always evolving Updated: Nov-18-15 9:50 am
CODY, Wyoming - Aaron Connelly used to frown at the taxidermy mounts he worked with.
- US official: Thinking big can save big-game migration routes Updated: Nov-09-15 7:04 pm
LARAMIE, Wyoming - More cooperation between government and private landowners, such as that which has kept the greater sage grouse off the endangered species list, can help protect big-game migration corridors in Wyoming, a federal official who oversees the U.S. Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service said Monday.
- Trail to ice caves will likely reopen, but with warnings Updated: Nov-09-15 12:57 pm
VERLOT, Washington - The trial leading to the Big Four Ice Caves will likely reopen next year, according to the U.S. Forest Service. But the organization is planning to bring together trail builders, landscape architects and social scientists to look for ways to keep hikers out of the deadly caves.
- Tensions flare over Oregon irrigation canal ownership Updated: Nov-09-15 12:46 pm
BEND, Oregon - A National Park Service decision has reignited century-old tensions over the ownership of irrigation canals that bring water to central Oregon.
- Fees waived on Veterans Day for White Mountains Updated: Nov-09-15 4:01 am
CAMPTON, New Hampshire - The White Mountain National Forest is waiving day-use fees on Veterans Day.
- Green Mountain National Forest urges hunter safety Updated: Nov-08-15 9:16 am
RUTLAND, Vermont - The Green Mountain National Forest is urging hunters to use extra caution while hunting on federal land.
- Chattanooga seeking spot to relocate police firing range Updated: Nov-07-15 5:47 pm
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee - The city of Chattanooga is moving a police firing range to make way for a National Park Service management plan in the area.
- Safety concerns as grizzly raids up at Wyoming landfills Updated: Nov-06-15 5:38 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Grizzly bears have been finding easy snacks lately at Wyoming landfills, the latest twist as more of the potentially dangerous animals venture into populated areas away from their core habitat in and near Yellowstone National Park.
- Officials surprised by record-breaking Yellowstone visits Updated: Nov-06-15 8:17 am
BOZEMAN, Montana - Park officials say Yellowstone National Park attracted an unexpectedly large amount of visitors this year.
- US Mint to honor Saratoga battlefield with new quarter Updated: Nov-06-15 3:01 am
SCHUYLERVILLE, New York - The U.S. Mint is honoring the Saratoga National Historical Park with a new quarter.