- Thousands mourn fallen firefighters in Washington state Updated: Aug-30-15 9:16 pm
WENATCHEE, Washington - Several thousand people gathered Sunday to honor three U.S. Forest Service firefighters killed battling wildfires in Washington state.
- Monkey business abounds at Dania Beach Updated: Aug-29-15 12:58 am
DANIA BEACH, Florida - For half a century, they have haunted the swampy forests east of Federal Highway.
- Northwest fire crews hope for a break in the weather Updated: Aug-28-15 4:58 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Northwest fire officials told U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that incoming cooler weather could help calm the massive blazes that threaten thousands of homes, but wind storms may cause extreme fire behavior in the interim.
- Ceremony planned for deal protecting northern Michigan woods Updated: Aug-28-15 4:04 am
BOYNE FALLS, Michigan - A ceremony is planned to celebrate an agreement that will protect 750 acres of hardwood forest in northern Michigan from development.
- Documents: Winds shifted minutes before firefighters killed Updated: Aug-27-15 9:31 am
Seven minutes after a deputy radioed that the wind from a growing wildfire had shifted direction, dispatchers got a second call: A burn victim needed an ambulance. Five minutes later, another caller said several firefighters were trapped.
- 2 homeless pythons given to Vermont man headed to sanctuary Updated: Aug-25-15 4:31 pm
NORTH CLARENDON, Vermont - Two giant southeast Asian pythons that were rescued by a long-time snake collector and were turned over to state game wardens are headed to a sanctuary.
- Boundary Waters Canoe Area swap to get environmental study Updated: Aug-25-15 2:17 pm
DULUTH, Minnesota - The U.S. Forest Service is planning an environmental review on a proposal to swap about 50 square miles of state-owned land in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for national forest system land elsewhere.
- Formal entrances planned at Forest Park Updated: Aug-25-15 9:55 am
ST. LOUIS - St. Louis' sprawling Forest Park will soon have definitive entryways.
- Police work to identify body found on national forest land Updated: Aug-25-15 8:43 am
FRESNO, California - Investigators are working to determine whether a body recovered in the Sierra National Forest is that of a missing 81-year-old woman.
- Albuquerque mayor urges Forest Service to withdraw proposal Updated: Aug-25-15 5:22 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The mayor of New Mexico's largest city is urging the U.S. Forest Service to withdraw consideration of a potential wilderness designation that he says would limit the public's access to a popular recreation area bordering Albuquerque.
- Green Forest woman killed in 2-vehicle collision Updated: Aug-24-15 12:43 pm
GREEN FOREST, Arkansas - Arkansas State Police say a Green Forest woman was killed in a 2-vehicle collision on Highway 103 in Carroll County.
- Forest Whitaker to make Broadway debut this spring Updated: Aug-24-15 12:14 am
NEW YORK - Forest Whitaker will make his Broadway debut this spring as a drunken, small time hustler in a revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Hughie."
- Okanogan wildfires fire grow by 100 square miles Updated: Aug-22-15 10:53 am
TWISP, Washington - A series of wildfires in north-central Washington that left three firefighters dead grew by more than 100 square miles, but officials hope easing winds forecast for Saturday will allow them to gain the upper hand.
- New boardwalk at Stewart State Forest in Hudson Valley Updated: Aug-20-15 3:05 am
NEW WINDSOR, New York - Visitors have a new way to enjoy Stewart State Forest in the Hudson Valley.
- Officials release plan for more than 900 trails in Vermont Updated: Aug-19-15 4:01 pm
RUTLAND, Vermont - Green Mountain National Forest officials have released a plan for maintaining more than 900 miles of trails in Vermont.
- Tonto National Forest supervisor postpones action on horses Updated: Aug-19-15 6:14 am
PHOENIX - Tonto National Forest Supervisor Neil Bosworth has postponed any action regarding the horses on the Salt River for at least 120 days.
- Officials celebrate Brule-St. Croix Legacy Forest Updated: Aug-18-15 6:34 pm
SOLON SPRINGS, Wisconsin - A ranking U.S. Department of Agriculture official joined Sen. Tammy Baldwin and others in northwestern Wisconsin to celebrate what's billed as the largest land conservation effort in state history.
- BLM timber harvest plans displease Lane County commissioners Updated: Aug-18-15 10:16 am
EUGENE, Oregon - The Lane County Board of Commissioners is set to formally voice opposition to four new alternative management plans proposed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for 2.3 million acres of federal forestland in Western Oregon, known as the "O&C" lands.
- 2-year-old girl dies in apparent drowning at forest preserve Updated: Aug-17-15 11:47 am
PENFIELD, Illinois - The Champaign County coroner says a 2-year-old central Illinois girl apparently drowned during a family camping trip to Middle Fork Forest Preserve.
- Sale of Forest Service in Jackson is off again Updated: Aug-17-15 6:43 am
JACKSON, Wyoming - The tract of U.S. Forest Service land in downtown Jackson is on the market again.
- Forest Service sets limits on Rainbow gathering Updated: Aug-15-15 5:16 pm
SAGUACHE, Colorado - The U.S. Forest Service is allowing a hundreds of people to camp in the Rio Grande National Forest, despite the fact that it violates strict limits on the number of people allowed in those areas.
- Brush fire burns cabin in forest near Los Angeles Updated: Aug-15-15 12:08 am
GLENDORA, California - Two wildfires racing through drought-stricken Southern California burned over three square miles of land and two cabins Friday afternoon as the region roasted under a summer heat wave.
- Forest Service OKs Breckenridge summer recreation plan Updated: Aug-14-15 5:07 am
DENVER - Zip lines, canopy tours, a ropes course and more are all part of a planned Breckenridge ski area expansion the U.S. Forest Service has approved.
- State Land Board approves selling Elliott State Forest Updated: Aug-13-15 8:07 pm
SALEM, Oregon - The State Land Board has approved selling the Elliott State Forest to a buyer who will agree to restrictive conditions: pay a fair market price, conserve older trees, protect threatened fish and wildlife, produce logs for local mills, and leave it open to the public.
- Idaho wildfires force evacuations, char sage grouse habitat Updated: Aug-13-15 8:04 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Wildfire season accelerated in Idaho on Thursday as evacuations were ordered in the northern part of the state and a massive fire straddling the Idaho-Oregon border grew to 340 square miles.