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2008-09-22 14:40:48

Sensor system runs on electricity generated by trees MIT researchers and colleagues are working to find out whether energy from trees can power a network of sensors to prevent spreading forest fires. What they learn also could raise the possibility of using trees as silent sentinels along the nation's borders to detect potential threats such as smuggled radioactive materials. The U.S. Forest Service currently predicts and tracks fires with a variety of tools, including remote automated...

2008-09-16 03:00:11

By Gangloff, Deborah With the U.S. Forest Service, we are forging a new partnership to rebuild natural systems while continuing to build human networks. More than 130 years ago AMERICAN FORESTS realized new public policies were needed to address the reckless degrading of the environment through out-of-control mining of forests with no regard for future generations. AMERICAN FORESTS formed a partnership with industry leaders, bringing those concerned about the environment together with those...

2008-09-12 09:00:38

VANCOUVER, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp. (Toronto Stock Exchange: YNG; Frankfurt Xetra Exchange: NG6) announces that it has made significant progress in securing the Jerritt Canyon Mine site (the "Mine") and is in the process of reopening the Roasting Mill. On August 19, 2008, Queenstake Resources USA, Inc., the operator of the Mine, notified the U.S. Forest Service ("USFS") that it was suspending underground mining operations. Since then, Queenstake has been...

2008-09-08 09:00:24

By Stephen Speckman Deseret News A vicious cycle is brewing in Utah: Bark beetles are killing a lot of trees in the state. Dead trees are fuel for wildfires, which experts say contributes to global warming. And climate change is now being blamed for an increased population of bark beetles. The Dixie National Forest bears one of the most obvious signs in Utah of the mark being left by a tiny tree predator commonly known as the bark beetle, a wood-boring insect that in large enough numbers...

2008-09-04 18:00:14

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: William Perry Pendley of the Mountain States Legal Foundation, +1-303-292-2021 DENVER, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A small Michigan energy company today sought to intervene in a lawsuit filed by environmental groups that resulted in a court ruling barring the company from drilling a well to identify new sources of energy. Savoy Energy, L.P. of Traverse City, Michigan filed its motion as well as a protective notice of appeal with a federal district...

2008-08-07 03:00:18

By Stacia Glenn DEER LODGE PARK - The wind howled and blew his worst nightmare that much closer, the red glow burning hot like a demon in the night. Randy Clauson blinked once, probably twice, then his tired brown eyes focused on the hellish vision. It didn't look like it was moving, but his years as a firefighter told him otherwise. This quaint community of A-frame houses would share his nightmare and it was going to happen quickly. It was 5:08 a.m. Oct. 22 when fire officials...

2008-08-04 15:00:00

By Mike Branom, The Tribune, Mesa, Ariz. Aug. 4--If Americans can be taught to not litter in the wilderness, said the man in charge of the Southwest's national forests, they can be taught to stay on trails when riding their all-terrain vehicles. Preventing tire tracks from spreading throughout the U.S. Forest Service's deserts, timberlands and grasslands is just one challenge facing Corbin Newman. Now in his eighth month on the job as regional forester, Newman also must protect lives,...

2008-07-26 15:00:26

By Susan Gordon, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Jul. 26--A forest fire burning southeast of Mount Adams is the latest manifestation of a troubling relationship between climate change, insects and wildfires, scientists and land managers say. A lightning strike started the Cold Springs fire July 12 in dead and dying trees. As of Friday, the fire had covered 12 square miles in steep terrain, destroying valuable timber and choking off access to hiking trails and campgrounds. The blaze...

2008-07-23 15:00:50

By Terry Karkos BETHEL - Federal forest service specialists will hold an open house from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday to gather comments and concerns about proposed forest management changes in Albany and Mason townships. The meeting will be held in the Evans Notch Ranger Station on Route 2. The Four Ponds Management Project area includes national forest land in the Patte Brook area southwest of Bethel and in the vicinity of Albany Mountain and Crocker Pond Campground. According to a White...

2008-07-23 09:00:39

By Don Thompson Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Union Pacific Railroad Co. has agreed to pay $102 million for a huge California wildfire sparked by its workers in what federal officials described Tuesday as a precedent- setting case. U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott said the settlement marks the U.S. Forest Service's largest damage recovery for a wildfire. The company, based in Omaha, Neb., agreed to settle after a federal judge in Sacramento ruled against it in February, Union...


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Fremont-Winema National Forest
2013-11-27 15:32:16

Fremont-Winema National Forest is a United States National Forest that was created from the 2002 merger of the Fremont and Winema National Forests. They cover territory in southern Oregon from the crest of the Cascades on the west, past the city of Lakeview towards the east. The northern end of the forest is bounded by U.S. Route 97 on the west, and Oregon Route 31 towards the east. Towards the south, the state border with California creates the boundary of the forests. Klamath Falls is the...

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