- Appeals court reinstates 'Roadless Rule' for Tongass Updated: Jul-29-15 6:55 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - A divided federal appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a lower-court decision that reinstates prohibitions on road-building and timber harvests in roadless areas of the nation's largest national forest.
- Lessons learned from traveling with baby on Puerto Rico trip Updated: Jul-29-15 6:15 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - We were in paradise, surrounded by lush trees and waterfalls in El Yunque rainforest.
- Interstate gas pipeline re-routed to avoid fragile NY forest Updated: Jul-28-15 5:14 pm
ALBANY, New York - A section of the planned Constitution Pipeline, designed to bring natural gas to New York City and New England, has been redrawn to avoid a 1,000-acre private forest with fragile wetlands.
- Spanish firefighters bring major forest blaze under control Updated: Jul-28-15 5:49 am
MADRID - Authorities in northeastern Spain say they have brought under control a major blaze that was Catalonia's biggest wildfire in three years.
- UNH researchers track spread of tree invader Updated: Jul-26-15 11:20 am
DURHAM, New Hampshire - University of New Hampshire scientists have tracked the spread of an exotic tree native to Asia that has invaded white pine and other forests in the state.
- Authorities take custody of baby born to mom lost in forest Updated: Jul-24-15 2:23 pm
PARADISE, California - A pregnant woman who became lost and gave birth in a Northern California national forest says she took methamphetamine to get an energy boost after delivering her daughter.
- Zoo Atlanta to release snakes in Alabama forest Updated: Jul-24-15 2:03 pm
ATLANTA - Zoo Atlanta officials say they're planning to release nine eastern indigo snakes in the Conecuh National Forest in southern Alabama.
- Tornado mows down trees in Colorado forest Updated: Jul-23-15 10:52 am
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colorado - A tornado barreled through a Colorado campground, mowing down trees over a 6-acre swath of forest.
- Red Top resident coordinates riders, forest Updated: Jul-23-15 5:17 am
JACKSON, Wyoming - Nestled in the center of Red Top Meadows among the tall grass and wilderness lives Don Saner with his wife, Karen, and their two dogs.
- Louisiana editorial roundup Updated: Jul-22-15 3:33 pm
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- Idaho eyes closing some state forest lands amid fire danger Updated: Jul-21-15 5:59 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Officials need to consider closing public access to some state forest lands because of private timberland owners' concerns about extreme wildfire danger this year, Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter said.
- Idaho Land Board opts for helicopter logging in salvage sale Updated: Jul-21-15 5:30 pm
BOISE, Idaho - State officials have given their OK to modify a northern Idaho timber-sale contract to include helicopter logging that will cost the state up to $1.5 million in lost revenue.
- Forestry Board weighs bigger logging buffers to cool streams Updated: Jul-21-15 5:17 pm
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - A state board is considering how much to increase the numbers of trees that must be left standing along small and medium streams on private timberlands to shade the water and keep it cool for salmon.
- Navy bomb training set for Ocala National Forest Updated: Jul-20-15 4:17 pm
OCALA NATIONAL FOREST, Florida - The U.S. Navy is getting ready for bombing practice in north Florida.
- Army wants North Cascades training area for pilots Updated: Jul-20-15 3:31 pm
SEATTLE - The U.S. Army has proposed using an off-base mountain training area over the North Cascades in Washington state for helicopter pilots to practice flyovers and landings.
- Residents east of Cascades take fire prevention measures Updated: Jul-20-15 12:35 pm
MAZAMA, Washington - It's nearly 90 degrees. It's dry. The scent of pine, fir and dust hangs on a light breeze that will whip up to about 15 mph later in the afternoon, as it does most days.
- Archaeologists to survey Cook County forest preserves Updated: Jul-20-15 4:06 am
CHICAGO - Archaeologists and field technicians are spot-checking more than a thousand acres of Cook County forest preserves this year to learn about the people who lived on the land thousands of years ago.
- Forest Service OK moves Jackson resort closer to new gondola Updated: Jul-19-15 4:04 pm
JACKSON, Wyoming - A proposed new gondola and 15 other projects on the slopes of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort have won preliminary approval from the U.S. Forest Service, including a zip line and expansion of the Casper restaurant.
- Pandora moths return to forests of central Oregon Updated: Jul-19-15 2:43 pm
BEND, Oregon - Pandora moths have taken flight again in the pine forests of Central Oregon.
- Forest Service won't consider Minturn land swap Updated: Jul-18-15 4:37 pm
MINTURN, Colorado - The U.S. Forest Service says a proposed land swap that would allow homes to be built on popular Meadow Mountain isn't acceptable because land received in return on Battle Mountain would not offer the same recreational opportunities and would be too far from public access.
- Part of Mountains-To-Sea trail closed due to small wildfire Updated: Jul-18-15 2:12 pm
NEBO, North Carolina - The National Forest Service has closed a portion of the Mountains-to-Sea trail in McDowell County because of a small wildfire,
- Biological predators attacking invasive species in Conn. Updated: Jul-18-15 3:13 am
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - There is a savage biological war going on across Connecticut's fields, forests, lakes and ponds.
- Campers flee wildfire in Southern California mountain town Updated: Jul-18-15 2:58 am
WRIGHTWOOD, California - Authorities say a forest fire broke out in the San Gabriel Mountains, forcing several hundred campers to flee and threatening structures in the community of Wrightwood.
- Forest Service: E. coli closes Kinzua Beach, Twin Lakes Updated: Jul-17-15 1:28 pm
WARREN, Pennsylvania - The U.S. Forest Service has closed the Kinzua Beach swimming area and Twin Lakes in the Allegheny National Forest due to unhealthy E. coli levels in the water.
- Udall to visit Cibola National Forest for wildfire update Updated: Jul-17-15 5:10 am
TIJERAS, New Mexico - Sen. Tom Udall is slated to visit the Cibola National Forest to discuss new efforts to combat wildfires in the state.