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2012-02-01 20:50:00

Eight national forests to be the first to revise land management plans using new National Forest System Planning Rule. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 01, 2012 The U.S. Forest Service today announced eight national forests that will be the first to revise their land management plans using a new National Forest System Planning Rule, after it is finalized in the months ahead. The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest in Idaho, the Chugach National Forest in Alaska, the Cibola National Forest...

2012-01-19 18:05:00

The Forest Legacy Program has protected 2.2 million acres through public-private partnership using federal and leveraged funds of more than $562 million. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 19, 2012 The U.S. Forest Service announced today that it is granting $52.2 million for 17 conservation and working lands projects across the U.S. in 2012. The Forest Legacy Program has protected 2.2 million acres through public-private partnership using federal and leveraged funds of more than $562 million....

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2008-12-09 10:44:02

Hispanics often do not visit undeveloped natural areas like national forests because of a lack of information about recreation opportunities, according to a recent Forest Service report. The report also showed Hispanics think there are few on-site employees of their ethnicity, and few family and friends interested in recreating in these places. In addition, it suggested most Hispanics who do visit national forests do not often participate in multiple-day activities like camping. Instead,...

2008-08-17 18:00:23

The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO - Seven environmental groups are suing the U.S. Forest Service, saying the agency failed to adequately protect Southern California forests against road building, grazing and oil and gas exploration. In a lawsuit filed in San Francisco federal court Thursday, the Center for Biological Diversity and six other nonprofit groups argued that the Forest Service's 2005 land and resource management plan failed to protect 3.5 million acres of forest lands. That...

2008-07-11 09:00:31

By STACI MATLOCK SANTA FE NATIONAL FOREST Use: Routes to favorite undeveloped campgrounds remain largely intact More than half the existing roads on the Santa Fe National Forest will be closed to motorized use of all types and some user-created dirt bike trails will be shut down under a proposal released Thursday by the agency. But off-road enthusiasts, ranchers, wood cutters, hunters and campers will still have enough roads to access their favorite spots on the 1.5 million-acre...

2008-06-14 09:00:20

By Greeley Tribune, Colo. Jun. 14--postedu The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland will host a Cooperative Range Monitoring Seminar Thursday for those who have permits on the national forests and other interested participants. The seminar will include hands-on instruction in range monitoring methods covering range condition, forage production and identification of common plants. It will be an opportunity for those with U.S. Forest Service grazing...


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