GREAT FALLS — Hard-packed roads that were identified for removal in 2007 are now being churned up and restored to a natural state across Lewis and Clark National Forest, with the aim being improved vegetation growth and water flow.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Targhee National Forest officials are planning a prescribed burn southwest of Swan Valley in eastern Idaho.
MISSOULA — The U.S. Forest Service plans to move its Region One headquarters out of a building in downtown Missoula in favor of a location at Fort Missoula on the outskirts of town.
With the number and severity of wildfires increasing dramatically, it’s time to rethink management policies for our national forest system.
DARBY — There was no way of knowing what kind of critters might venture through the charred trees left last year in the wake of a wildfire in Soldier Creek.
In early May, as my plane banked on approach to John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif., a plume of smoke fanned out below from Banning Pass. The fire that time was the Summit fire, a bad enough blaze — about 3,000 acres burned, one house destroyed, two firefighters injured — but one tha…
BOZEMAN— The U.S. Forest Service has announced it reached a settlement with landowners along Cherry Creek Road that will allow public access to 16,000 acres of public land in the Gallatin National Forest.
MISSOULA — The U.S. Forest Service has again rejected a proposed ski resort on Lolo Peak in the Lolo National Forest.
We are two aging environmentalists with more than 80 years between us spent advocating for a cleaner planet and healthier economy. Even from our well-worn perch, what will be taking place at the Rio+20 Earth Summit in Brazil this week has the makings of a potential game-changer.
SALT LAKE CITY — Federal investigators said Tuesday mechanical failure forced an air tanker fighting a Nevada wildfire to make a crash landing, but they were still trying to determine what brought down another tanker of the same vintage in southern Utah, killing two pilots.
RALEIGH, N.C. — Fans of "The Hunger Games" are already turning up in North Carolina, seeking out places where the movie was shot, from old-growth forests to an abandoned mill town.
Like much else in government, U.S. public land policy is a vestige of the past, established in 1910 when America’s population was just 92.2 million and a Western state such as Nevada had only 81,000 residents.
During my long career with the U.S. Forest Service, people frequently expressed their concerns about the management of public lands to me when I’d run into them at the grocery store or on a hiking trail. One of the main issues they brought up had to do with the relationship between timber ha…
WASHINGTON — A fight between the Obama administration and iconic guitar manufacturer Gibson has reignited debate about just how much a U.S. company must know about its foreign trade partners and how much control it must exert over those from whom it buys.
TACOMA, Wash. — There's no telling what you might stumble across when hiking in Western Washington.
BOZEMAN — The U.S. Forest Service is proposing changing its wildfire plan for the Gallatin National Forest in a way that would allow some fires to run their natural course.
CHEYENNE - The struggling wood industry of western Wyoming and southeastern Idaho is operating at a small fraction of its capacity and is limited by the consistency and scale of timber sales on U.S. Forest Service lands, according to the results of a recent survey.