- Forest agency weighs temporary alcohol ban on Illinois River Updated: May-31-16 6:36 pm
SELMA, Oregon - The U.S. Forest Service is considering temporarily banning alcohol use on the Illinois River corridor in southwest Oregon.
- Active-shooter drills help schools prepare for the worst Updated: May-31-16 4:17 am
CARMEL, Indiana - "Lockdown, lockdown, lockdown. This is a drill."
- Rising temperatures to increase wildfire risk Updated: May-30-16 5:45 pm
PHOENIX - With triple-digit temperatures returning to Arizona this week, forest officials are mounting defenses to limit the growth of several small wildfires burning across the state.
- Japanese boy disappears after parents leave him in forest Updated: May-30-16 8:11 am
TOKYO - A 7-year-old boy is missing in a forest in northern Japan after his parents made him get out of their car as punishment for misbehaving.
- Campers in national forests worried about target shooting Updated: May-29-16 5:53 pm
GREAT FALLS, Montana - Campers in Montana's national forests are getting skittish as more sportsmen take advantage of rules that allow target shooting, even though they comply with the rules.
- Democrats crowd race for Public Lands Commissioner Updated: May-28-16 5:31 pm
SEATTLE - This fall's race for Washington's Commissioner of Public Lands - an office that oversees the state's largest firefighting force and 5.6 million acres of land - is hotly contested since no incumbent is on the ballot.
- Forestry officials seek to boost plantings of longleaf pines Updated: May-28-16 3:37 pm
LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana - Kisatchie National Forest officials have announced an initiative to longleaf pines on private lands across Louisiana.
- Good weather, no campfire restrictions in store for holiday Updated: May-27-16 7:14 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Calm winds, sunny skies and no campfire restrictions in national forests.
- Parking spaces full for holiday weekend at Fossil Creek Updated: May-27-16 11:39 am
PRESCOTT, Arizona - National Forest officials say all 148 parking spaces at Fossil Creek in Arizona have been reserved for each day of Memorial Day weekend.
- Dog day: Officer finds 911 caller, now both lost in woods Updated: May-27-16 10:36 am
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A police officer dashed into the woods alone to search for a man who called 911 saying he ran into forest to escape two armed men.
- Effort to recruit more women to fight wildfires is working Updated: May-27-16 2:02 am
SALT LAKE CITY - When Megan Saylors heard a speaker at her high school describe wildland firefighting, it didn't sound like a job she wanted to pursue.
- Feds call off N. Idaho salvage logging project after lawsuit Updated: May-26-16 6:34 pm
LEWISTON, Idaho - The U.S. Forest Service has rescinded a decision approving a salvage logging project in northern Idaho after a federal judge halted the plan at the request of two environmental groups.
- Officials ban using, growing marijuana in Santa Fe Forest Updated: May-26-16 3:46 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Officials have issued an order banning the use, possession or storage of marijuana in the Santa Fe National Forest, though such practices were already illegal.
- Forest Service wants to save Oregon's Depression-era cabins Updated: May-26-16 2:05 pm
BEND, Oregon - The U.S. Forest Service is trying to save four Depression-era cabins near an Oregon lake that are at risk of deterioration.
- Ex-environment minister warns of illegal logging in Senegal Updated: May-26-16 12:21 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - Illegal timber sales from Senegal to Gambia could see the Casamance forest depleted significantly in the next two years, the former environment minister said Thursday.
- Cook County programs gives youth summer forest preserve jobs Updated: May-25-16 10:48 pm
CHICAGO - More than 100 young people will get the chance to earn money and experience the outdoors through a summer jobs program in Cook County's forest preserves.
- Congressman calls on New Mexico to help with water dispute Updated: May-25-16 6:45 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico's only Republican member of Congress has joined the fight between ranchers and the federal government over access to water on national forest lands, saying the state can do more to protect the private property and water rights of its citizens.
- Small fire in forest outside Pinetop suspected to be arson Updated: May-25-16 3:08 pm
PINETOP, Arizona - Authorities are investigating what they believe was an arson fire in the forest outside Pinetop.
- New Hampshire to do more battling with emerald ash borer Updated: May-25-16 1:17 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire is looking at another summer of battling the emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle that has destroyed ash trees in 26 states.
- Poland starts chopping down beetle-infested trees in forest Updated: May-25-16 10:49 am
WARSAW, Poland - Authorities have started chopping down beetle-infested trees in parts of Poland's oldest forest, a move that aims to eliminate dying trees and to ensure safety for tourists, a government official said Wednesday.
- Man found dead where FBI agents shot identified as parolee Updated: May-24-16 4:04 pm
PARK FOREST, Illinois - Authorities have identified a man found dead after two FBI agents were shot and wounded while trying to serve an arrest warrant at a suburban Chicago home.
- Family agrees to $1.1M settlement in WWII veteran's death Updated: May-24-16 2:41 pm
MARKHAM, Illinois - Court documents show relatives of a 95-year-old World War II veteran who died after being shot with a beanbag gun by a police officer, who was trying to disarm him, have agreed to a $1.1 million wrongful death settlement.
- Forest Service could charge for Cottonwood canyon hikes Updated: May-24-16 12:10 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The National Forest Service is considering charging $6 per vehicle for the use of popular trails in Utah's Big and Little Cottonwood canyons.
- Wildfire burns 183 acres of brush in Los Angeles foothills Updated: May-24-16 1:09 am
LOS ANGELES - A wildfire has burned 183 acres of brush in Los Angeles and the Angeles National Forest.
- Dow Gardens attraction to feature elevated walk amid trees Updated: May-23-16 8:44 pm
MIDLAND, Michigan - An attraction is planned featuring an elevated walk through the trees at The Dow Gardens in Midland.