Stories tagged: forests
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 5:59 p.m.
The state of Washington wants to ramp up prescribed fire to aid forest restoration efforts, marking a significant departure from recent decades.
Wed., June 27, 2018, 6 a.m.
Most of us remember growing up when summer meant long, warm days full of running, swimming and playing in our great outdoors. Summer was always a welcome respite from gray …
UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 12:50 p.m.
Roughly 5,000 acres of forest near Bonners Ferry will be protected under a conservation easement. The agreement was announced Wednesday.
Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 11:01 a.m.
Beech trees are dominating the woodlands of the northeastern United States as the climate changes, and that could be bad news for the forests and people who work in them, …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Only weeks after the region’s fire hazard dropped from extreme, national forests and other land mangers in the region are igniting controlled fires in some areas as a step toward …
Fri., July 21, 2017, 12:16 p.m.
The Legislature’s failure to pass a capital budget means the state Department of Natural Resources is short of money to deal with unhealthy forests, the agency director said Friday.
Wed., June 28, 2017, 6:48 p.m.
With wildfire season raging in western states, Congress is embroiled in a battle over how best to fight the fires.
Wed., June 14, 2017, 5:48 a.m.
Climate change appears to be fueling more wildfires as forest service officials are increasingly concerned they don’t have the funds to effectively handle another devastating season.
Fri., June 9, 2017, 12:17 p.m.
The Endangered Species Act and Clean Water Act don’t shield the State of Oregon from a $1.4 billion lawsuit.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 9:56 a.m.
A wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alberta, destroyed 2,400 homes, displaced 100,000 people and burned at least 1.5 million acres last year, according to Paul Hessburg, a research landscape ecologist with …
UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 6:58 p.m.
Logging is up in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest under the U.S. Forest Service timber program that focuses less on commercial sales and instead sees logs as a byproduct of …
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 9:09 p.m.
The bird population in Vermont’s forests has declined 14.2 percent over 25 years, largely due to several factors, including invasive species, climate change, and the natural cycle of maturing forests, …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Fishing and conservation groups are threatening to sue the Oregon Department of Forestry, alleging it has failed to reform logging practices in the Tillamook and Clatsop state forests that harm …
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 5:11 a.m.
People have triggered five out of six wildfires in the U.S. over the last two decades, tripling the length of the wildfire season and making it start earlier in the …
Mon., 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.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 10:08 a.m.
There are about 34 million acres of land owned and managed by the federal government in Idaho. And if some Republican politicians get their way, all of that land will …
Sat., 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 …
Mon., May 16, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
Conservation and fishing groups and an Indian tribe announced Monday they have filed protests against a draft federal proposal to manage 2.5 million acres of land in western Oregon – …
Thu., May 5, 2016, 10:02 a.m.
A Wilderness Society report issued Wednesday says Idaho officials have sold 1.7 million acres of endowment land since statehood, or about 41 percent of state-owned property.
Mon., May 2, 2016, 12:53 p.m.
Pacific Northwest gardeners might consider planting banana and avocado trees in the not-too-distant future, according to new research coming out of Washington State University Vancouver.
Sat., April 30, 2016, 10:23 a.m.
National Arson Awareness Week will run Monday through May 7 with a focus this year on preventing wildfire arson.
Tue., April 5, 2016, 10:51 a.m.
Forest officials hope to get out in front of the wildfire season by holding a series of prescribed burns on national forest lands in the Lake Wenatchee area.
Sun., Nov. 15, 2015, 11:37 a.m.
Another season of record-setting fall chinook runs has been recorded on the Columbia and Snake rivers, but they’re also delivering signals that the bounty will decline in coming years.
Sun., Sept. 20, 2015
AGENCIES – Washington Fish and Wildlife officials are asking people to share views on the values and priorities that should drive the state agency over the next several years. A …
Sun., July 12, 2015
FORESTS – More than a million acres of private timberlands are being temporarily closed to public access in the Inland northwest because of extreme fire danger. Stimson Lumber Company has …
Tue., Aug. 5, 2014, 12:06 p.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service will soon have to tap into programs designed to prevent wildfires so that it can meet the expenses of fighting this summer’s round …
Sun., June 8, 2014
RECREATION – Gov. Jay Inslee’s Task Force on Parks and Outdoor Recreation will meet Tuesday in Spokane as part of a summer-long effort to develop a plan for encouraging outdoor …
Sun., Jan. 5, 2014
Wildlife and public access to wild lands in Washington got a boost in 2013 from a variety of private, local and state land acquisitions for conservation and wildlife values. The …
Thu., June 13, 2013, 8:31 a.m.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A wildfire burning northeast of Colorado Springs has destroyed at least 360 homes, making it the most destructive in state history. El Paso County sheriff …
Sun., June 9, 2013, 5:24 a.m.
Despite the prevalence of black bears, poison ivy and rattlesnakes, the Wenaha River is among the most accommodating backcountry muscle-power destinations in the Northwest. Looking for an overnight wilderness destination …