- Kaibab National Forest adds to roster of rental cabins Updated: Nov-25-15 3:40 am
FREDONIA, Arizona - A national forest in northern Arizona is adding another cabin to its roster of rental offerings.
- Washington project ensures forest stores carbon for decades Updated: Nov-24-15 5:55 pm
SEATTLE - Half a small forest still standing near Mount Rainier faced clear-cutting before an effort in Washington state saved the decades-old trees and allowed Microsoft to help finance the project to offset its carbon footprint.
- Feds plan $1 million on forest restoration in northern Idaho Updated: Nov-23-15 7:06 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The U.S. Forest Service is spending just over $1 million in northern Idaho to shore up areas scorched this year by massive wildfires.
- Correction: Amazon Trees story Updated: Nov-23-15 4:07 pm
WASHINGTON - In a story Nov. 20 about Amazon trees, The Associated Press erroneously reported how much area the forest has been losing. About 15 years ago, it was losing about 11,600 square miles of forest a year, not 11.6 million square miles. That figure has dropped to about 3,800 square miles a year, not 3.8 million square miles.
- Tongass National Forest proposal up for public comment Updated: Nov-23-15 9:16 am
KETCHIKAN, Alaska - The U.S. Forest Service is seeking feedback from the public on a proposal that could change how the Tongass National Forest is managed over the next 10 to 15 years.
- Deer hunt in Massachusetts recreational area sparks backlash Updated: Nov-22-15 11:00 am
BOSTON - A plan to allow hunting in a nearly 11-square-mile swath of pristine forest within sight of downtown Boston to thin the exploding deer population is coming under fire from activists who insist that contraception and other more humane methods be used.
- Gilchrist State Forest expands, recreation options unclear Updated: Nov-21-15 3:21 pm
BEND, Oregon - The Oregon Department of Forestry says the newest state forest will be a working one producing timber but there will also be recreation opportunities.
- Forest officials pull Mitkof timber sale Updated: Nov-20-15 8:39 am
KETCHIKAN, Alaska - The U.S. Forest Service has withdrawn findings that the proposed timber sale on Mitkof Island near Petersburg has no significant environmental impact.
- Forest Society says Northern Pass trying to use their land Updated: Nov-19-15 3:00 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests has filed a lawsuit against Northern Pass, saying its project application with state regulators is improperly trying to make use of land the organization owns.
- Ice cream shop to open under new Petrified Forest contract Updated: Nov-19-15 5:01 am
HOLBROOK, Arizona - A new company is taking over concessions services at the Petrified Forest National Park.
- Authorities investigate after human remains found in woods Updated: Nov-10-15 2:39 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - Authorities have arrested two people in the death of a woman found tied to a tree and stabbed to death in a national forest.
- Maine won't apply for federal funding to conserve forestland Updated: Nov-10-15 4:58 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Gov. Paul LePage's administration has decided not to apply for federal funds used to conserve acres of forestland.
- Huron-Manistee forests offer Christmas tree cutting permits Updated: Nov-10-15 4:01 am
CADILLAC, Michigan - 'Tis just about the season to look for Christmas trees. If you'd like to cut your own, the Huron-Manistee National Forests in northern Michigan have plenty available.
- Daniel Boone National Forest waiving some fees on Wednesday Updated: Nov-10-15 4:00 am
WINCHESTER, Kentucky - The Daniel Boone National Forest is waiving fees on Wednesday at several recreation areas in honor of Veterans Day.
- Report: Forest restoration work not keeping pace with demand Updated: Nov-10-15 12:02 am
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Forest Service says it has increased the pace and scale of its forest restoration work since 2011, but progress waned this year and the agency risks following further behind without more resources.
- Trail to ice caves will likely reopen, but with warnings Updated: Nov-09-15 12:57 pm
VERLOT, Washington - The trial leading to the Big Four Ice Caves will likely reopen next year, according to the U.S. Forest Service. But the organization is planning to bring together trail builders, landscape architects and social scientists to look for ways to keep hikers out of the deadly caves.
- Fees waived on Veterans Day for White Mountains Updated: Nov-09-15 4:01 am
CAMPTON, New Hampshire - The White Mountain National Forest is waiving day-use fees on Veterans Day.
- Green Mountain National Forest urges hunter safety Updated: Nov-08-15 9:16 am
RUTLAND, Vermont - The Green Mountain National Forest is urging hunters to use extra caution while hunting on federal land.
- Enviros with chainsaws help communities, forests Updated: Nov-08-15 2:02 am
ASHLAND, Oregon - Marko Bey vividly remembers scaling more than 100 feet up fat Douglas fir trees in northern California one day in 1991 to pick seed cones for the next generation of industrial tree farms that didn't look or feel like a real forest to him.
- Mount St. Helens trail offers new view of volcano Updated: Nov-07-15 1:11 pm
COUGAR, Washington - The first new hiking trail at Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument in two decades opened in 2014 and delivered something that had been missing in the Ape Cave area: A view of the volcano. Hence, the thoughtful name for the short trail.
- 13th largest wildfire in California history finally out Updated: Nov-06-15 10:20 pm
SEQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST, California - A wildfire that burned for more than three months, becoming one of the largest blazes in California history, is finally contained.
- Road closures eyed in Medicine Bow's Pole Mountain section Updated: Nov-05-15 6:32 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public comments on a proposal to close many of the roads and institute a seasonal road closure in a popular recreation area between Cheyenne and Laramie.
- Feds: Forest communities should adapt to wildfires Updated: Nov-05-15 3:56 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Forest-dwelling communities in the West have to do a better job at making their homes resistant to wildfires so that wildland firefighters can better defend those homes and surrounding forests.
- Land exchange would give government land near Yellowstone Updated: Nov-05-15 10:47 am
BILLINGS, Montana - A billionaire businessman is offering to give the government wildlife habitat near Yellowstone National Park in exchange for forest land within his ranch boundary.
- US looks at proposed fracking in national forest in Ohio Updated: Nov-04-15 11:22 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A federal agency is again considering requests to open Wayne National Forest in southeastern Ohio to oil and gas drilling.