SUNDAY, DEC. 4, 2016, 4:22 A.M.
The cabin stood tall in the wilderness of northeastern Washington to combat wildfires and shelter visitors for 84 years.
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 8:02 A.M.
A U.S. Forest Service road has been renamed in honor of an officer who was killed by a grizzly bear near Glacier National Park.
MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016, 11:56 A.M.
The U.S. Forest Service says it will hire 1,000 temporary workers in the Pacific Northwest for spring and summer jobs.
MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2016, 4:03 P.M.
Fourth-graders can get a free permit to cut a Christmas tree on Forest Service lands. The permits are being given out as part of a program to get kids recreating …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2016, 9:02 P.M.
Three of four wolves fitted with tracking collars in a central Idaho wilderness area last year by state officials without federal approval are surviving as another winter approaches.
SUNDAY, OCT. 30, 2016, 2:33 A.M.
The Colville National Forest is looking to fill 50 seasonal jobs in northeast Washington for next summer. Forest officials are going so far as to hold workshops to help applicants …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, 2016, 12:57 P.M.
Some 600 square miles of U.S. Forest Service land burned in Idaho in 2015 in one of the most destructive summers ever for the cash-strapped agency that for years has …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 3, 2016, 9:26 P.M.
After two consecutive years in which wildfires set acreage records in Washington, this fire season has been light. In fact, wildfires have been smaller and less destructive in Washington, Oregon …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 1, 2016, 10:55 A.M.
Several small fires continue to burn on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests, closing some areas to recreation.
FRIDAY, AUG. 19, 2016
When areas of the country are hit with natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes and floods, they can access emergency federal funding. But when huge wildfires rage on federal land, …
THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016, 11:12 A.M.
Large fir trees in North Idaho forests are supporting so many cones that they are in danger of snapping.
SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2016, 4:26 P.M.
The best teachers at the Ninemile Remount Depot’s packing class never say a word, and might kick you into next week if you get a lesson wrong.
SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2016, 4:58 P.M.
Something is at stake for everyone from mountain bikers to loggers in the 1.1 million-acre Colville National Forest as the July 5 deadline approaches for public comment on the draft …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016, 5:30 P.M.
Jack Ward Thomas helped the U.S. Forest Service see beyond the trees. A wildlife biologist who rose to the top of the agency during some of its most turbulent years, …
THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016, 1:21 P.M.
A Canadian mining company said it has reached an agreement with a Chinese company bringing in $700 million in financing for a possible open-pit molybdenum mine 37 miles northeast of …
THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016, 4:16 P.M.
The U.S. Forest Service is trying to save four Depression-era cabins near an Oregon lake that are at risk of deterioration.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016, 7 P.M.
Most of the region’s public lands campgrounds are opening just in time for the Memorial Day weekend – the unofficial opening of the camping season. However, some roads and trails …
SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016, 1:03 P.M.
OUTNUMBERED – Grouse of various types are wrapping up spring strutting, dancing, drumming and other cool rituals of courtship. They put on a good show. Washington is especially blessed with …
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016, 9:13 A.M.
U.S. Sen. Jim Risch says he will not push for legislation that would authorize a proposed upper Lochsa land trade due to public opposition.
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016, 11:58 A.M.
Long before white-nose syndrome reached the Pacific Northwest, the U.S. Forest Service had warned visitors to Ape Cave at Mount St. Helens of the disease. Now that it’s been found …
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2016
Inland Northwest national forests swept by 2015 wildfires are gearing up with rules, permits and educational pamphlets as officials expect a spring rush of mushroom gatherers. A bumper crop of …
SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2016, 3:38 P.M.
BIRDS – Idaho’s Nez Perce Tribe has been awarded a $200,000 federal grant to pursue reintroducing California condors in Hells Canyon. The Nez Perce grant is a share of nearly …
MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016, 9:29 A.M.
Seven months after Baker County fought its largest wildfire ever, a helicopter has returned to the region - this time with wood instead of water.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016, 2:39 P.M.
Landslides occurring on the region’s national forests are prompting warnings from Forest Service officials that anyone traveling in the snow-free areas of low-elevation mountains should have an exit plan.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24, 2016, 11:14 A.M.
The federal government is funding a new initiative with $780,000 aimed at lowering wildfire risks and improving forest health in the eastern Cascades this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture …
SATURDAY, FEB. 13, 2016, 4:40 P.M.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 2, 2015, 3:38 P.M.
Snowmobile clubs and advocacy groups from Montana and Idaho are suing the U.S. Forest Service and its plan that bars motorized access in certain protected areas of the 2.2 million …
MONDAY, OCT. 26, 2015, 6 P.M.
Wildfires can be both a beneficial and destructive presence in the Northern Rockies, and experts are still trying to get a read on the 2015 season.
THURSDAY, OCT. 8, 2015, 3:44 P.M.
Poor forest conditions leave areas prone to disease and wildfire, which results in more severe fire seasons. But this year, as it has eight times in the last 13 years, …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 18, 2015
A recent wildfire appears to have killed more ancient cedars in the Settler’s Grove north of Wallace than initially reported. Firefighters left sprinklers running in the grove as the Grizzly …