- Massive wildfire rehabilitation underway in Idaho, Oregon Updated: Oct-13-15 6:06 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A federal plan to rehabilitate 436 square miles of scorched rangeland in southwestern Idaho and eastern Oregon containing important sage grouse habitat and grazing land for ranchers calls for spending about $67 million over 5 years.
- US Forest Service sued over allegedly expired water permit Updated: Oct-13-15 5:44 pm
RIVERSIDE, California - Environmental and public interest groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that the U.S. Forest Service is letting Nestle Waters North America bottle water in the San Bernardino National Forest on an expired permit.
- South Texas ranch, family honored for preservation efforts Updated: Oct-13-15 3:49 pm
RAYMONDVILLE, Texas - Along miles of brushlands and sprawling meadows lies a Texas treasure steeped in the state's hallowed ranching history.
- Vicksburg seeks loan to raze, clean Kuhn property Updated: Oct-13-15 3:27 pm
VICKSBURG, Mississippi - The city of Vicksburg is going to the state to seek a $600,000 low interest loan from the Mississippi Development Authority to help it raze and clean up the site where Kuhn Memorial State Hospital once operated.
- Dog poop painted Beaver orange to highlight health concern Updated: Oct-13-15 10:12 am
CORVALLIS, Oregon - For the last three weeks, it's been difficult for anyone walking McDonald Forest trails not to notice the countless mounds of dog poop littering the trails and walkways. And it wasn't just because of the smell; orange poop is kind of hard to miss.
- Coalition urges Illinois communities to plant oak trees Updated: Oct-13-15 4:40 am
CHICAGO - A coalition of naturalists wants to educate the public about the dwindling population of oak trees in the Chicago area.
- Land trust purchases land that is home to rare plant Updated: Oct-13-15 4:01 am
BEREA, Kentucky - An organization says it's purchased land in central Kentucky to protect a rare plant that isn't found anywhere in the world except Jefferson and Bullitt counties.
- Conservation fund's end could hurt state wildlife management Updated: Oct-12-15 2:15 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana wildlife officials say the loss of the Land and Water Conservation Fund threatens the federal grants the state uses to help manage endangered and threatened species.
- State treasurer proposes financing for La. 1 elevation Updated: Oct-12-15 12:30 pm
LEEVILLE, Louisiana - Louisiana Highway One, which passes through the marshes of south Lafourche, is the only route to Port Fourchon.
- NY may sell trees in Long Island pine forest to fight beetle Updated: Oct-12-15 11:53 am
ROCKY POINT, New York - The state is considering a first-ever tree sale in a Long Island forest to battle the destructive southern pine beetle.
- No takers at Governors Point auction near Bellingham Updated: Oct-12-15 6:16 am
BELLINGHAM, Washington - Conservation group Whatcom Land Trust has renewed interest in preserving Governors Point following the cancellation of a bankruptcy auction where the waterfront property south of Bellingham was to be sold.
- Virginia's fall wildfire season begins Thursday Updated: Oct-12-15 2:05 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia's fall wildfire season begins this week and foresters are asking residents to use caution while burning outdoors.
- Porter County to purchase 137 acres for bird sanctuary Updated: Oct-11-15 2:47 pm
VALPARAISO, Indiana - Porter County is about to make final the purchase of a 137-acre site that will be restored as a sanctuary for migratory birds.
- Officials mark Valles Caldera's addition to Park Service Updated: Oct-10-15 8:06 pm
VALLES CALDERA NATIONAL PRESERVE, New Mexico - A sprawling parcel of land in northern New Mexico that's home to vast grasslands and one of North America's few super volcanoes became part of the National Park Service on Saturday.
- Wildlife officials say Iowa pheasant numbers rebounding Updated: Oct-10-15 4:45 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Ring-neck pheasants are rebounding in Iowa after their populations were hurt in recent years by a stretch of harsh winters and drastically fewer conservation acres, according to wildlife officials.
- US Forest Service wants more controlled burns in Washington Updated: Oct-10-15 3:47 pm
SEATTLE - The U.S. Forest Service wants more controlled burns in Washington forests to help make them more resistant to summer wildfires.
- Controlled burns a 1st in history of Fontenelle Forest Updated: Oct-10-15 10:41 am
BELLEVUE, Nebraska - For the first time in its 103-year history, Bellevue's Fontenelle Forest will perform controlled burns across the majority of its land beginning next month.
- Facing ban on orca breeding, SeaWorld contemplates next move Updated: Oct-09-15 5:05 pm
SAN DIEGO - SeaWorld says denying orcas' their ability to breed is cruel, but it was unclear Friday whether the corporation will fight such a ban at its California park and risk further hurting attendance.
- Forest Service proposes timber sale in Elkhorn Mountains Updated: Oct-09-15 10:46 am
BAKER CITY, Oregon - The U.S. Forest Service is proposing one of the largest timber sales on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest in the past 25 years.
- Richmond gets $500K federal loan for hospital cleanup Updated: Oct-09-15 7:50 am
RICHMOND, Indiana - The city of Richmond is set to receive a $500,000 interest-free loan for cleanup of a former hospital property.
- More land needed for Bayou Country Sports Complex Updated: Oct-08-15 9:23 am
HOUMA, Louisiana - Terrebonne Parish is working toward acquiring the rest of the land needed to complete the Bayou Country Sports Complex.
- Wrightsville Beach suffers erosion from storm Updated: Oct-08-15 7:53 am
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, North Carolina - The storm that dropped between 1 and 2 feet of rain in southeastern North Carolina has caused what officials are calling significant erosion on the north end of Wrightsville Beach.
- Supreme Court hears arguments on contaminated soil farm Updated: Oct-07-15 3:42 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The South Dakota Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on whether Fall River County properly approved a company's plan to take in and clean oil-contaminated soil near Edgemont.
- BLM plans prescribed burn in Canon City area Updated: Oct-07-15 6:15 am
CANON CITY, Colorado - The federal Bureau of Land Management plans a prescribed burn to control wildfire danger about 15 miles northwest of Canon City.
- Group buys 339 acres near Bloomington for nature preserve Updated: Oct-07-15 3:50 am
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - A land preservation group has bought 339 acres of wooded wetlands near Bloomington and plans to convert it into a nature preserve.