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United States National Forest

Guest opinion: As fire season approaches, let’s create ‘charter forests’

With the number and severity of wildfires increasing dramatically, it’s time to rethink management policies for our national forest system.

April 30, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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…

April 18, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Judge stops timber sale in lynx habitat near Yellowstone Park

BOISE, Idaho — A federal judge has halted a 7,000-acre eastern Idaho logging project in potential lynx habitat near Yellowstone National Park after finding the U.S. Forest Service failed to follow federal laws intended to safeguard the environment.

June 07, 2012 3:06 pmLoading…

Rangers: Beware of falling trees in southern Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Forest Service says people headed into national forests in southern Wyoming and northern Colorado should be on the lookout for falling trees.

November 23, 2011 7:56 amLoading…

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.

July 21, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Forest Service: permits needed for plowing roads

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The U.S. Forest Service requires cabin owners and other users of national forest lands to get permits and sign liability agreements before they plow snow from forest roads.

May 16, 2011 7:35 amLoading…

Lummis favors more time for forest rule comment

CHEYENNE — U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis has joined 15 of her House colleagues in asking the U.S. Forest Service to extend the comment period on a proposed national planning rule.

May 13, 2011 10:09 pmLoading…

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