Concerns have surfaced in recent weeks about the actions and intentions of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation in relation to the proposed Palisades Timber Sale. I’d like to clarify our public process to date, as well as our objectives for the project.
Whitebark pine trees have no defense against mountain pine beetles, which recently cycled through an epidemic in the West that was unprecedented in human history.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Permits are now available for people to cut down Christmas trees on approved areas of U.S. Bureau of Land Management land in Wyoming.
CASPER, Wyo. -- Smoke filled the sky, and even from several miles away, the fire sounded like a jet engine.
WEST FORK - A lightning-sparked wildfire burned actively in heavy timber and rugged country on the West Fork of the Bitterroot Saturday, and firefighters offered little hope for a quick fix.
HAMILTON -- A recently study should put to rest the notion that green lodgepole pine needles burn as fast as red ones.
KALISPELL — The U.S. Forest Service has released an environmental assessment of its plan to remove and sell dead timber as well as restore whitebark pine on the Spotted Bear Ranger District in the Flathead National Forest.
A lodgepole pine tree killed by mountain pine beetles glows red in the early morning light
LARAMIE — Experts agree: Wyoming forests will bounce back from the mountain bark beetle epidemic.
SARATOGA — Sitting in the shade of one of the only remaining lodgepole pine trees in the Ryan Park campground, Rocky Schrader shook his head in concern.
CHEYENNE — For more than 60 years, Alan Yeaman’s family has been leading outfitting and hunting expeditions into the forests of western Wyoming.
CASPER — The mountain pine beetle epidemic will change the aesthetics of mountainsides.
CHEYENNE — The mountain bark beetle epidemic may be slowing in southern Wyoming, forest officials say, as the insects are running out of adult lodgepole pine trees to infest.
HELENA — The most startling visible change to our landscape in the past decade is the rapid death of the pines. Lodgepoles and ponderosas alike have been destroyed in a seemingly inexorable onslaught by a tiny bug called the bark beetle.