U.s. Forest Service
In response to confusion caused by certain environmentalists that claim our public lands would be “sold to the highest bidder” if federal lands are transferred to the states, leaders of the Transfer of Public Lands effort from all Western states recently gathered in Salt Lake City, Utah, to …
HELENA — Montana’s congressional delegation has voiced opposition to a federal regulation allowing the U.S. Forest Service to screen and charge journalists wanting to film and take photographs in wilderness areas.
Sandi McFarland has 1,170 miles of historical significance to attend to — and she’d like the public to give her a hand moving forward.
MISSOULA — The pilot of a small plane that crashed in the Bitterroot Mountains of Idaho has been confirmed dead.
State and federal agencies along with the Beartooth Alliance have set a meeting for July 31 to discuss fisheries management projects on Soda Butte Creek near the northeast entrance to Yellowstone National Park.
BONNER – Looking over the bluff at Milltown State Park, Gov. Steve Bullock said a new state forestry management effort should improve more than just timberlands.
JACKSON, Wyo. — An Idaho environmental group is challenging a 2008 U.S. Forest Service decision that permitted five elk feedgrounds in the Jackson Hole area of northwest Wyoming.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho – When it comes to analyzing dangerous wildfires, could a sensor attached to a drone ever replace a human eye connected to an intellect shaped by experience and intuition?
JACKSON, Wyo. — A tract of undeveloped land in downtown Jackson will be used for housing.
Over the last few months, some Montana legislators have been ginning up attention to the idea that national forests and other public lands should be taken away from the federal government and transferred to state or local governments. Proponents of these schemes offer legal-sounding rhetoric…
BOISE, Idaho — The U.S. Forest Service has banned exploding targets in northern Idaho, Montana, North Dakota and portions of South Dakota because of wildfire and public safety concerns.
DENVER — As the Obama administration pushes Congress to ensure that enough money is available to fight destructive wildfires, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Tuesday that the U.S. Forest Service was adding four aircraft to its firefighting fleet ahead of what's expected to be ano…
HELENA — A Bozeman man on Tuesday sued Gov. Steve Bullock and some top administration officials, accusing them of violating the state constitution by nominating 5.1 million acres of U.S. Forest Service land for restoration without giving the public a chance to participate.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Forest Service and U.S. military's annual airborne firefighting training using air drops in Wyoming has been delayed to the end of the week because of high winds.
The rare-earth industry may be one step closer to reality in Wyoming.
MISSOULA — Wildfire season officially begins April 28, and the U.S. Forest Service is heading into it with only three modern firefighting air tankers.
HELENA — The U.S. Forest Service plans to close 157 miles of roads to wheeled motorized use in the Helena National Forest while leaving 289 miles available.
WHITEFISH — The U.S. Forest Service and Whitefish Mountain Resort are considering changes to the resort's policy of allowing skiers to travel uphill after two people entered an area with active avalanche control.
CASPER, Wyo. — A coalition of conservation groups plans to file an objection with the U.S. Forest Service over a proposal to increase motor vehicle access in the Shoshone National Forest.
Nothing stirs in the Red Desert before sunrise. There is no wind. There are no people to talk or laugh; no machines to whir or hum. Through the darkness, one can vaguely make out the sand dunes. They look like black waves, sometimes climbing 100 feet into the sky, rolling across the land.