Stories tagged: u.s. forest service
Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 6 a.m.
Snowmobilers, backcountry skiers lobby U.S. Forest Service to adopt shared-use plan for the Lookout Pass backcountry area
In a jam-packed room lined with lockers and the musky smell of oft-wet clothing, a circle of 25 covered familiar ground.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 4:41 p.m.
The U.S. Forest Service has built a new corral for wild horses in California, which could allow it to bypass federal restrictions and sell the animals for slaughter. The agency …
Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 4:10 p.m.
Climate change is, nearly by definition, an overwhelming subject.
Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 6 a.m.
U.S. Forest Service ecologist says mega wildfires require more than suppression, urging 3-step solution
Hotter, dryer summers have led to increased megafires and Paull Hessburg, a research landscape ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service, said he fears our wildfire seasons will get much worse.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
The U.S. Forest Service is advancing changes to sage grouse protections in five Western states that environmental groups say are part of the Trump administration’s efforts favoring industry but that …
Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 1:17 p.m.
The University of Idaho and U.S. Forest Service’s Boise National Forest say they’ve identified human remains from Native Americans in their holdings that will be turned over to present-day tribes.
Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 6 a.m.
The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public comment on plans to expand the Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort.
UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 3:46 p.m.
North Idaho firefighters are battling several small brush fires near the Coeur d’Alene Airport. Jim Lyons, spokesman for Northern Lakes Fire District, said crews were battling about seven fires, though …
UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 12:52 p.m.
Interim U.S. Forest Service chief says she will make it ‘easier for all kinds of businesses to work with and on the forest’
The head of the U.S. Forest Service promised that things are not “going to be business as usual” under her watch, Tuesday.
Wed., July 25, 2018, 3:35 p.m.
The U.S. Forest Service is attempting to promote rural economies while simultaneously protecting ecosystems and watersheds with its revised forest plans covering more than 5 million acres of federal public …
Sat., June 2, 2018, 11:30 a.m.
Idaho officials are pitching a north-central Idaho land exchange involving a private timber company and the U.S. Forest Service that could result in Idaho receiving deed to some federal lands.
Sat., May 26, 2018, 9:42 a.m.
Federal officials have approved exploratory drilling for a silica mine on Green Mountain in northern Idaho.
Fri., April 6, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
The U.S. Forest Service has expanded the Sawtooth National Forest through the acquisition of a ranch in central Idaho.
Fri., March 9, 2018, 3:44 p.m.
After a career spent battling wildland fires across the West, U.S. Forest Service interim Chief Vicki Christiansen must now confront another sort of crisis: the harassment and bullying of women …
Sat., March 3, 2018, 9:36 a.m.
Idaho officials have auctioned timber on federal land as part of an agreement with the U.S. Forest Service intended to increase logging and reduce the severity of wildfires.
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
A group of Oregon conservationists are suing the U.S. Forest Service for reauthorizing livestock grazing on grasslands within the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 1:49 p.m.
The cost of U.S. Forest Service maps will increase Jan. 1 for the first time in 10 years.
Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 10:24 a.m.
U.S. Forest Service didn’t call for pulling its land from Bears Ears, USDA nominee tells Senate Democrats
Two senior Senate Democrats want President Donald Trump to explain why he’s poised to remove protections for U.S. Forest Service land in the Bears Ears National Monument when the agency …
Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
The U.S. Forest Service said the historic 92-year-old Multnomah Falls Lodge, closed for months by a fast-moving wildfire, is ready to open sometime this week.
Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 3:33 p.m.
The U.S. Forest Service is considering allowing logging along a scenic highway leading to Yellowstone National Park to remove insect-infested trees and reduce fire danger.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 2:43 p.m.
The U.S. Forest Service has purchased about 60 acres of private land inside the Caribou-Targhee National Forest in eastern Idaho that contains key spawning habitat for Yellowstone cutthroat trout.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
Forests most likely to burn would be thinned under Cantwell proposal that’s backed by Idaho’s senators
Washington and Idaho senators offer proposal to reduce wildfires in the most at-risk federal forests.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit contending the U.S. Forest Service is illegally jeopardizing bighorn sheep by allowing University of Idaho domestic sheep on two eastern Idaho grazing allotments as …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 6:01 p.m.
A wildfire and a massive mine cleanup tested Holden Village, a Lutheran retreat center in the North Cascades. About 4,000 people visit the village each year, which operates in a …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 9:39 p.m.
The Forest Service has spent more than $2 billion battling wildfires around the country – a record as wildfires blacken the American West in one of the nation’s worst fire …
Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 5 a.m.
A fire has been burning in remote wilderness straddling the Washington-Idaho border north of Priest Lake for six weeks.
Mon., July 3, 2017, 1:16 p.m.
The U.S. Forest Service is seeking to limit the number of hikers in Oregon’s wilderness by requiring permits for popular areas.
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 5:12 p.m.
The nation’s new secretaries of Agriculture and the Interior brought a message to Boise on Friday: Public lands must be retained, but they also must produce more through resource extraction.
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 9:57 p.m.
Crews who battle wildfires will have to wait at least another year before getting better fire shelters than those that failed to save 19 firefighters trapped by flames in Arizona …
Wed., March 29, 2017, 11:47 p.m.
The U.S. Forest Service has proposed a series of regulations to reduce overcrowding and unruly behavior in Oregon’s Willamette National Forest.