Exploding targets banned on national forests

SHOOTING -- Exploding targets are officially a no-no on national forests throughout the West. Citing public safety concerns and the potential for igniting wildfires, Northern Region Forester Faye Krueger has signed a ...

THURSDAY, NOV. 7, 2013

FRIDAY, AUG. 16, 2013

Idaho wildfires take toll on wildlife

WILDLIFE -- An aerial survey of the Elk Fire Complex on Thursday showed a number of animals and birds were killed by the wildfire burning east of Boise, Idaho Fish ...

TUESDAY, AUG. 6, 2013

MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013

TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013


Wildlife benefits of prescribed burns easy to see

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- Sinlahekin Wildlife Area manager Dale Swedberg doesn't just preach the gospel of rejuvenating wildlife habitat with controlled prescribed fires -- he'll let you see for yourself. A ...

TUESDAY, FEB. 5, 2013

FRIDAY, OCT. 5, 2012

Parched into October: When has it been this bad?

"We have not seen wildfire conditions this bad in October in a lifetime,” Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark said Thursday. “I’m concerned that the shorter days and colder weather ...

TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2012

Campfire ban extended at Lake Roosevelt

PUBLIC LANDS -- No campfires will be allowed at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation area except at designated grated campfire sites at least through Sunday.  See the park's announcement issued Monday:  In accordance with ...

MONDAY, OCT. 1, 2012

THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2012

Peak fire season tips for hunters

HUNTING -- It's not news that the fields are dry and fire danger is extreme. But don't let your guard down when you go out hunting or recreating.  One thoughtless ...

FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012

THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012

MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012

MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012

Fires affecting front country and backcountry

WILD FIRES from recent lightning storms on tinder-dry landscapes are an issue for people heading outdoors in almost every direction. Here's a regional roundup from Mountain West News: Thousands of ...

SUNDAY, SEPT. 9, 2012

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012

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