Latest U.S. Forest Service Stories
By TONY DAVIS In the vast, hot asphalt lots of our commercial culture, the driver who snags a spot under a lonely, scraggly shade tree just about whoops in triumph. Tucson officials want to hear that sound more often, in parking lots that are greener and cooler than today's.
Scientists have found lichens can give insight into nitrogen air pollution effects on Sierra Nevada and San Bernardino mountain ecosystems, and protecting them provides safeguards for less sensitive species.
The U.S. Forest Service budget shows more than $400 million has been shifted to fighting wildfires in the past two years. USA Today said Tuesday that the changing priorities have led to deferred or canceled maintenance, and have placed limits on public access to national forests.
By Elizabeth Stuart Deseret News In the past 13 years, Manti-La Sal National Forest ranger station has seen all sorts of job applicants -- fresh-out-of-high-school students trying to earn money for college, outdoor enthusiasts looking to land a fun job and 20-somethings just getting started on their scientific careers.
MIT researchers and colleagues are working to find out whether energy from trees can power a network of sensors to prevent spreading forest fires.
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.
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.
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.
To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: William Perry Pendley of the Mountain States Legal Foundation, +1-303-292-2021 DENVER, Sept.
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.
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...