Stories tagged: forest
Wed., April 24, 2019
A 79-year-old pilot crash-landed his plane into a tree a few miles east of McCall on Monday night — and a firefighter scaled the 60-foot tree to get him to …
Mon., Nov. 19, 2018
Finland’s president isn’t sure where U.S. President Donald Trump got the idea that raking is part of his country’s routine for managing its substantial forests.
Tue., May 29, 2018
Now the site of the largest dam-removal project in the world, the Elwha is also home to a first-of-its-kind revegetation program. Mature trees will take 100 years to grow, but …
Sun., Jan. 28, 2018
Six decades later, the family’s Mountcrest Forest remains a working piece of land where selective logging without clear-cuts allows for sustained timber production, with a light hand and an eye …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017
Federal officials have released a plan for a northern Idaho forest proposed wilderness area that includes banning snowmobiles.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017
Hundreds of people have gathered in an ancient forest in Poland to protest the widespread logging the government has ordered there.
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017
Massive wildfires burning in eastern Montana have destroyed at least a dozen homes and led ranchers to cut escape routes in fences for cattle as the powerful blazes jump rivers, …
Tue., June 20, 2017
The Vaagen family operates one of the few remaining family-owned sawmills in the West. They plan to be the last one standing by making changes.
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017
The Oregon State Land Board on Tuesday ditched its plan to sell the Elliott State Forest, deciding to keep it in public hands and ordering the Department of State Lands …
Sun., May 7, 2017
A snowy winter and a wet spring in Western Montana are making it hard to conduct prescribed burns to reduce the risk of wildfires later in the year, federal forest …
Mon., May 1, 2017
A group of city, county and federal stakeholders has unveiled a plan to thin thousands of acres of forest in central Idaho to cut down on wildfires in the region.
Thu., April 6, 2017
Indian police are reviewing reports of missing children to try to identify a girl who was found living in a forest with a group of monkeys.
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017
Mother Nature’s medicine cabinet is wide open – you just have to know where to look.
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017
Colorado’s beetle-infested forests are peppered with an estimated 834 million standing dead trees that threaten to worsen wildfires and degrade vital water supplies that flow from mountains, officials said Wednesday.
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017
Oregon’s state Land Board voted 2-1 on Tuesday to sell the state’s oldest public forest.
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017
They may be down but they’re not out: Damaging insects can emerge from fallen trees and logs for several years after a major storm, according to a U.S. Forest Service …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016
Oregon’s top elected state leaders heard at times heated testimony on Tuesday about the proposed sale of the Elliott State Forest, whose lumber proceeds help fund the state’s schools, to …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016
A national forest in central Oregon is planning to remove young juniper trees that are crowding out other vegetation without natural fires to suppress them.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016
A giant among giants and a beacon for countless tourists driving through the Columbia River Gorge is dead.
Tue., June 7, 2016
Pines, oaks and madrone do better in drought conditions than Douglas firs, but even more drought-tolerant trees like ponderosa pines have lost out in southern Oregon’s competition for water.
Thu., April 28, 2016
The nation’s top wildfire-fighting official says the 2016 season isn’t expected to be as bad as last year, when a record 15,800 square miles burned nationwide.
Tue., April 12, 2016
A woman lost in an Arizona forest survived for nine days by drinking pond water, eating plants and spelling out “help” on the ground with sticks.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016
The Hundred-Acre Wood is alive and well and real.
Mon., June 22, 2015
Burning is now banned on all Washington State owned land.
Sun., Oct. 27, 2013
After plenty of pestering by a precocious 9-year-old, there’s a new grove of freshly planted trees in a north Spokane park. Holly VanVoorhis was 7 when she asked her dad, …
Fri., March 25, 2011
Bark beetles have ravaged hundreds of thousands of acres of Colorado’s forests, yet that state has only one large sawmill left to bid on federal timber sales. That’s a problem …
Wed., Jan. 30, 2008
OLYMPIA – Some rural residents, describing noisy off-road-vehicles barreling down country lanes, are trying to head off a new proposal that could usher more of the machines onto city and …
Wed., April 11, 2007
Federal forest managers have begun scrutinizing environmental impacts of Idaho’s plan to manage its 9.3 million acres of roadless national forest, including several tracts in Kootenai County. Should it become …