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State: Mountain pine beetle infestation continues

State: Mountain pine beetle infestation continues

HELENA — While the mountain pine beetle epidemic has passed its peak, Montana forestry officials said Monday it’s not over yet.

July 28, 2014 2:00 pm Photos

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Guest opinion: Forest Service needs direction from Barrasso bill

Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., recently introduced the National Forest Jobs and Management Act, which creates a 15-year pilot project on 3.8 percent of the 191 million acre National Forest system. On this pilot area, forest management projects would be conducted using streamlined compliance pro…

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Groups criticize Montana governor over forest priorities

Groups criticize Montana governor over forest priorities

HELENA — Some conservationists are miffed that they weren't consulted before Gov. Steve Bullock nominated 5.1 million acres of national forest land in western and south-central Montana as top restoration priorities for the U.S Department of Agriculture.

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Herman Hauck talks about a Forest Service contract

Herman Hauck talks about a Forest Service contract

With plans for a wood-processing plant on his drafting board, Billings entrepreneur Herman Hauck talks about his and his sons’ company, Pioneer Forest Products Corp. They have been awarded the largest forest restoration contract ever granted by the U.S. Forest Service, involving four Arizona…

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Obama administration releases new forest management rules

Obama administration releases new forest management rules

The Obama administration says new rules to manage nearly 200 million acres of national forests will protect watersheds and wildlife while promoting uses ranging from recreation to logging.

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Forest Service issues warning on bears

Forest Service wildlife officials are urging national forest visitors across Montana and northern Idaho to exercise more caution as they explore forests to reduce the chance of run-ins with bears this summer.

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Beetle spread slows in Wyoming

Beetle spread slows in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming’s bark beetle epidemic is showing signs of slowing, forestry officials say, for the rather depressing reason that the insects are running out of trees in the state to infest.

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Forest Service discusses new planning rule in Billings meeting

A rule that would guide development of forest plans across the nation received a mixed review from about 20 people gathered at the Custer National Forest supervisor’s office on Tuesday.

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U.S. Forest Service to depend more on citizens, regional leader says

MISSOULA — The future of the U.S. Forest Service will depend more on private citizens even as its responsibilities for land management expand, Regional Forester Leslie Weldon said last week.

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Roads closed in Gallatin forest

Several roads in the Gallatin National Forest's Livingston District will be closed for road work.

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Park Lake closed for summer

HELENA - The U.S. Forest Service is closing Park Lake, likely for the summer, because of the number of trees killed by mountain pine beetles. Helena District Ranger Duane Harp said the trees, which could fall or blow over, are a risk to boaters, anglers, campers and hikers using the popular …

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Bear killed after hazing effort

WEST GLACIER - A Glacier National Park black bear was killed after an explosive device intended to scare it instead killed the animal.

May 31, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Bitterroot Forest reports first fires

HELENA - The Bitterroot National Forest is reporting its first fires of the summer season.

May 30, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Burn begins in Gallatin Forest

The Gallatin National Forest began burning about 100 acres on the west side of the Boulder River near Clydehurst Church Camp on Monday.

May 20, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Burn begins in Gallatin Forest

The Gallatin National Forest began burning about 100 acres on the west side of the Boulder River near Clydehurst Church Camp on Monday.

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Oregonian gets Missoula ranger job

MISSOULA - The U.S. Forest Service says a ranger in Oregon will become the head of the Missoula Ranger District.

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Lawsuit filed over logging in Custer forest

MISSOULA - Two groups suing the U.S. Forest Service say it has approved commercial logging on nearly 1,800 acres of Custer National Forest land where old-growth trees provide wildlife habitat.

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Gallatin forest seeking comments

The Gallatin National Forest is seeking comments on a proposal to amend the forest's 1987 forest plan to reflect the language and intent of the National Fire Policy.

May 16, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Conservation groups oppose logging plan

A logging project planned on more than 1,700 acres on the Custer National Forest's Ashland District is under fire from two conservation groups.

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Spraying to begin in forest campgrounds

CODY - From late May through late June, the insecticide Carbaryl will be sprayed on trees in most Shoshone National Forest campgrounds. For the Brooks Lake Complex campgrounds on the Wind River Ranger District, spraying will occur after Sept. 1. The spraying is to protect trees on these site…

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