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Idaho Panhandle forests hiring seasonal positions

The U.S. Forest Service started accepting applications Monday for more than 200 seasonal jobs on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests for the 2020 summer season. Positions are available in multiple …


Staffing changes in Idaho Panhandle National Forest

The Idaho Panhandle National Forest has a new acting forest supervisor: Holly Jewkes. Jewkes replaces Mary Farnsworth, who recently became the deputy regional forester for the intermountain region in Ogden, …


Idaho Panhandle National Forest seeks input on fee increases, new public rentals

The Idaho Panhandle National Forest is asking for public comment on a proposal to increase or add fees at 11 campgrounds, 10 cabin and lookout rentals, as well as the …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 4, 2017

Price of U.S. Forest Service maps to increase Jan. 1

The cost of U.S. Forest Service maps will increase Jan. 1 for the first time in 10 years.


Public meeting planned for North Idaho prescribed burn

Officials with the Idaho Panhandle National Forest are holding a public meeting to discuss a planned prescribed burn in North Idaho.


Idaho ancient cedar grove will be closed until spring

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 …


Forest worker coordinates volunteers, and they swear by her

Pat Hart relishes the selfless enthusiasm that volunteer trail crews bring to the Idaho Panhandle National Forest. She seldom hears volunteers grumbling, even when they’re filthy, cold and wet. “You …


Volunteer will spend year as Panhandle Forest camp host

Jay Lightner brought along a computer and television when he moved to the Snyder Guard Station in Idaho’s Moyie River Valley. He also packed candles, a cast iron skillet for …


Priest Lake timber plans withdrawn

The Idaho Panhandle National Forest has rescinded plans for harvesting timber on thousands of acres near Priest Lake pending additional environmental review. In a news release Monday, the Montana-based Alliance …


Lookout Pass Ski Area plans big expansion

Lookout Pass Ski Area has submitted a $20 million expansion plan to the U.S. Forest Service that would more than quadruple its terrain over 20 years, adding eight new chairlifts, …


Help needed to tend native plants

About 25 volunteers are needed Saturday to help tend the native plant garden at the Idaho Panhandle National Forests’ Fernan office, 2502 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene.


Rangers seek help against vandalism

Idaho Panhandle National Forest officials are asking for help to curb vandalism at facilities at popular recreation areas. “We are urging anyone who witnesses vandalism to report it as soon …


Vandalism causing expensive damage in Idaho forests

Idaho Panhandle National Forest officials are asking the public to help them curb vandalism that’s already caused expensive damage to facilities at popular recreation areas.


Forest work gets stimulus funds

Nearly $10 million of federal stimulus funding will help the Idaho Panhandle National Forests address a multiyear backlog of road repairs and bridge work. The grants will fix or obliterate …