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Guest opinion: Public input shaping Palisades timber sale

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.

March 30, 2013 12:05 amLoading…
Study finds small success for whitebark pine

Study finds small success for whitebark pine

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.

January 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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BLM offering permits for Christmas trees in Wyoming

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.

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Conditions on Casper Mountain even drier than large, 2006 fire

Conditions on Casper Mountain even drier than large, 2006 fire

CASPER, Wyo. -- Smoke filled the sky, and even from several miles away, the fire sounded like a jet engine.

September 13, 2012 11:45 pm Related Loading…
Lightning ignites 60-acre blaze in Bitterroot National Forest

Lightning ignites 60-acre blaze in Bitterroot National Forest

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.

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Study shows beetle-killed pine needles burn 3 times faster than live needles

HAMILTON -- A recently study should put to rest the notion that green lodgepole pine needles burn as fast as red ones.

February 15, 2012 12:15 pmLoading…
Tree removal proposed in Flathead National Forest

Tree removal proposed in Flathead National Forest

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.

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Lodgepole pine

Lodgepole pine

A lodgepole pine tree killed by mountain pine beetles glows red in the early morning light

March 29, 2011 8:02 amLoading…

UW forum mulls beetle’s impact

LARAMIE  — Experts agree: Wyoming forests will bounce back from the mountain bark beetle epidemic.

October 06, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Pine beetle outbreak doesn’t deter visitors

Pine beetle outbreak doesn’t deter visitors

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.

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Pine beetle epidemic kills forests, generates debate

Pine beetle epidemic kills forests, generates debate

CHEYENNE — For more than 60 years, Alan Yeaman’s family has been leading outfitting and hunting expeditions into the forests of western Wyoming.

October 03, 2010 12:05 am Photos

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Beetle may affect water sources

CASPER — The mountain pine beetle epidemic will change the aesthetics of mountainsides.

October 02, 2010 11:00 pmLoading…

Pine beetle infestation might slow

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.

January 23, 2010 11:50 pm Related

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Beetle kill changes face of Helena Forest

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.

January 03, 2010 11:40 pmLoading…

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