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Ever been out on your local National Forest or grassland and wondered why a trail or road was washed out, with no sign of repair? Or why a popular USDA Forest ... USDA is dedicated to fostering the productive and sustainable use of your National Forests and grasslands. If you can't use and enjoy your ...
The Forest Service's Northern Region is proposing to log less than one half of 1 percent of the 700,000 acres of National Forest lands that burned in Montana and ... Before that happens, Forest Service employees will need to complete an environmental analysis on each of the proposed post-fire projects that ...

WUI areas are where communities and human development are adjacent to forest land, the Forest Service explains. The agency proposes to utilize mechanical treatment methods to reduce hazardous fuels on 156.6 acres in the WUI and utilize prescribed fire on 115 acres of National Forest system land, ...
1 forest products producer in the Pacific Northwest, an area containing 17 National Forests in Oregon and Washington. The forest ... Jeff Juehl, National Forest chair of Upper Columbia River group of the Sierra Club, echoed the sentiment, saying "the forest service is recasting logging as restoration." He said ...
USDA Forest Service officials say prescribed (controlled) fires are a useful tool for managing National Forest land. Approximately 20,000 acres are scheduled for burning throughout the 650,000 acre Cherokee National Forest during 2018. A significant portion of the prescribed burning is planned for early ...
The controlled burns, also referred to as prescribed fires, are ongoing at the Bankhead, Conecuh, Talladega and Tuskegee National Forests in Alabama. This year, federal fire specialists will conduct controlled burns on approximately 89,000 to 100,000 acres of National Forest lands. The purpose of the ...

Across the National Forests in North Carolina, certain roads are seasonally closed to motorized vehicles to reduce road maintenance costs, help protect wildlife habitat, decrease wildlife disturbance, and in specific cases to protect public safety during long bouts of adverse weather. On all Forest Service ...
OnCell, a leader in the mobile tour space for destinations, helped Mark Twain National Forest launch this app with Forest Service staff-curated content. The forest will continue to use the OnCell app builder to extend the experience with more points of interest and additional wayfinding information as time ...
The 3,700-acre burn will take place east of State Route 19 and south of Forest Road 29 near Salt Springs. The U.S. Forest Service is prescribed burning in the Ocala National Forest today. The 3,700-acre prescribed burn will take place in Marion County east of State Route 19, south of Forest Road 29 near ...
The gate would ban access from anyone without a valid cave permit, which are acquired from National Forest Service personnel. While the gate is meant primarily to block pedestrians from the hazard, it will also help protect the "near pristine" cave ecosystem, read a news release from Lincoln National ...
A major point of his editorial was that this activity was occurring on your National Forest lands. The work referenced by Mr. Martin is taking place on privately owned land outside of federal jurisdiction. The U.S. Forest Service currently has no active timber sales or habitat management projects occurring in ...
The U.S. Forest Service appointed Shane Jeffries to be the new supervisor of the Ochoco National Forest and Crooked River Grasslands. Jeffries, 48, originally from McCall, Idaho, is bringing many years of experience living and working in forests and other public lands -- all 48 years of his life, he says.
The Allegheny National Forest supervisor has backpedaled, for now, on her July draft decision to open up 12.5 miles of hiking only trails to mountain biking ... forest is to place a pause on the project while we gather additional input and ideas from local user groups," said Ms. Tune in a forest service release.
The U.S. Forest Service recently proposed a sweeping effort to identify aspects of environmental analysis and public participation to be "reduced" or "eliminated" regarding commercial logging projects in our National Forests, with initial public comments due Friday. The Trump Administration is attempting to ...
A proposal from a Bozeman partnership to conserve shared access to portions of the Custer Gallatin National Forest was released Tuesday. The Gallatin Forest Partnership submitted the proposal to the US Forest Service for consideration as part of the forest planning process. The forest service is currently ...
Gathering at the Rapid River Ski Trail with a winter wonderland, steaming soup and cider, a bonfire, and furs is a magical experience," said Brenda Rebitzke, Forest Service supervisory recreation specialist on the Hiawatha National Forest. Not only are skiing and snowshoeing great ways to get outdoors, ...
Francis Marion National Forest Cleanup is an annual cleanup in February that brings together more than 300 volunteers in one day to pick up litter from one of the state's most popular outdoor recreation areas. PalmettoPride and the USDA Forest Service, along with long-time partners Keep Berkeley ...

... the Forest Service, is part of working group that formed about a year ago, after Simpson held a series of public meetings about the Swan Forest Initiative. Gunderson's objections to the proposal range from the philosophical to the concrete. "This is the Flathead National Forest that belongs to all Americans; ...
He has been a certified silviculturist with the Forest Service since 2004, most recently on the Cibola National Forest in Albuquerque. ... a season as a summer land examiner for Weyerhaeuser out of Klamath Falls and as a seasonal silviculture technician on the Siskiyou National Forest our of Gold Beach.
One provision exempts the Tongass and Chugach from prohibitions on road construction and timber harvesting in certain areas of the National Forests. Another section overturns protections in the Forest Service's Tongass Management Plan for valuable old-growth timber. The plan instead charts a path ...
DP: The National Forests are struggling with insects, disease, the impacts of climate change and drought. How can you help improve the health of those lands? TT: The National Forest System has 80 million acres at moderate to high risk, and a third of that 80 million is very high risk, so there's a lot at stake.
WHITE LAKE - A judge says a man whose behavior resulted in the closure of a popular northern Wisconsin campground must seek treatment at a mental health facility. Officials had closed the Boulder Lake Campground in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest because a nearby property owner was ...
The Mt. Hood National Forest issued an updated Closure Order for the Eagle Creek Fire Area Friday. The order reduces the size of the closure area from 54,892 acres to 40,354 acres. Forest Service Road 1310 is closed to motorized vehicles from the intersection with FS Road 1311 all the way to the Eagle Creek Fire ...
The Bolan Mountain Lookout is one recreation rental offered on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. ... MEDFORD - The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to raise campground fees, or establish new fees, in 2018 at select Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest (RRSNF) recreation sites, according to a ...
The proposed withdrawal is based on the January 5, 2017 Forest Service application to the BLM proposing a 20-year mineral withdrawal of 234,328 acres of National Forest system lands from disposition under United States mineral and geothermal leasing laws. The proposed withdrawal does not apply to ...
Los Padres National Forest officials announced they plan to begin their annual prescribed burning operations on the forest as soon as weather conditions are favorable. The location and dates of specific burns will be announced on the Los Padres facebook and twitter accounts, a U.S. Forest Service ...
In an effort to prevent the spread of wildfires, the U.S. Forest Service is planning 18 controlled burns in the Angeles National Forest starting Monday and lasting through April, the agency said Thursday. The Forest Service will set small fires in order to burn off piles of dry grasses and underbrush near Mt.
The nine-page letter was written for the SWCCA by Alex Thal of the Grant Soil and Water conservation District and former Forest Service technician Ralph Pope. It includes a long list of claims that adding new wilderness areas to the Gila National Forest would be detrimental to the southwest region of the ...
The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest has eyed salvage-logging 13,626 acres within lands already tapped for timber production and where the fire burned more than half the canopy cover, forest documents show. The remainder of the 170,321 acres of National Forestland burned in that blaze either will ...
The Sawtooth National Forest is seeking public comment on proposed projects for which the U.S. Forest Service is seeking grants from the Idaho ... Submit comments to Braidy Richins at 208-737-3289, via e-mail at bkrichins@fs.fed.us or by mail to Sawtooth National Forest, 2647 Kimberly Road East, Twin ...
It is truly astounding that Roosevelt was able to bring about the National Forest system, the National Parks, and the Antiquities Act providing for the ... I know that federal management style of the Forest Service lands can be frustrating, but that is a small price to pay to maintain this unique treasure for all ...
The Coronado National Forest seeks public input on a recreation fee proposal. Over 99 percent of CNF lands (approximately ... The fee proposal applies only to Forest Service-operated developed recreation sites such as picnic areas, campgrounds, and group sites. Day-use sites are proposed to change ...
The U.S. Forest Service has recognized the Eastern Divide Ranger District of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests with the Ranger ... of the work, energy and passion of many employees across the forest," said Joby Timm, George Washington and Jefferson National Forest supervisor.
Riverside County, CA - Visitors to the San Bernardino National Forest, about one-third of which is in Riverside County, will be able to access any part of the preserve for free Monday in celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. According to the U.S. Forest Service, fee waivers will be in effect all ...
On January 3, the US Forest Service (USFS) published an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking announcing a plan to consider revisions to the ... of increased efficiency will include allowing the agency to complete more projects needed to strengthen the health and productivity of National Forests.
The Forest Service is burning piles in a 48 acre area in Hill City. In most cases at least two inches of snow is required to burn hand or machine-made piles. The Black Hills National Forest approximately burns over 3,000 piles per year. This season, there are some new people on the crew. "This year we ...
WILLOWS>> Mendocino National Forest officials announce several fee-free days for the 2018 season starting with Monday, Jan. 15 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. On this day, fees will be waived at Forest Service managed campgrounds and the Red Bluff Recreation Area boat launch.
The public is asked if they see any unattended wildfires in their areas to call fire dispatch at (501) 321-5232. For more information, please call your local district office, or the Ouachita National Forest Supervisor's Office at (501) 321-5202 or the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests Supervisor's Office at (479) ...
US Forest Service announces fee-free days in 2018 ... Caney Creek Falls is thought of as one of the best waterfalls in the Bankead National Forest. ... The free day is the first of six that the agency uses to provide people an easier way to experience National Forests and grasslands, sometimes referred to as ...
Additional fee-free days in 2018 for the U.S. Forest Service include President's Day on February 19, National Trails Day on June 2, National Get Outdoors Day on June 9, National Public Lands Day on September 22, and veterans Day weekend on November 11 and 12. For more information on specific recreation sites on ...
Forest officials on the Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests signed a final Record of Decision aimed at curbing wildfire risk in eastern Oregon, according to a press release from the Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Service offices. The decision was announced last week ...
Her body was found at a location between Forest Service Road 216 and the Stubblefield Lake Recreation Area around 10 a.m. July 29, 17 hours after she was reported missing. "The autopsy shows that she had numerous drugs in her system, mainly methamphetamine," Sgt. John Pugh said Wednesday.
The Pacific Northwest Region consists of 16 National Forests, 59 District Offices, a National Scenic Area, and a National Grassland comprising 24.7 million acres in Oregon and Washington and employing approximately 3,550 people. To learn more about the U.S. Forest Service in the Pacific Northwest, ...
Forest officials used helicopters to protect certain areas near the Thomas Fire burn scar Sunday morning in preparation of the rain event this week. The U.S. Forest Service for the Los Padres National Forest used Kaman K-Max helicopters to fly in bales of rice straw to the Ogilvy ranch, according to its ...
In the Middle Fork Judith case, the Forest Service had used the Study Act to separate conflicting users in the Lewis and Clark National Forest Travel Plan. Off-road vehicle ... Removing Study Act protections could increase conflicts on National Forests and make management more difficult for federal agencies.
Two days after a Kansas man was shot to death by a U.S. Forest Service worker near Sedona, authorities have not explained why the officer opened fire on the stranded motorist. Tyler Miller, 51, had just crashed his pickup truck into a rock after losing control on a curvy road in the Coconino National Forest, ...
Jackson reminds visitors that the Dillon Ranger District has an active food storage order in place for several developed campsites and campgrounds around the White River National Forest, including the areas of Rock Creek, Peru Creek and Keystone Gulch. The order requires food and other items be ...
We wrote to you in October 2017 to express our opposition to the withdrawal of 234,000 acres of National Forest lands in the in Northeastern Minnesota. Our October 17, 2017 letter asserts that "The decision by the U.S. Forest Service/BLM and the Obama administration to conduct a study and prepare an ...
The Apache Leap SMA was added to the bipartisan legislation that passed Congress in 2013 to facilitate a land exchange between the Tonto National Forest and Resolution Copper. As part of the exchange of land, Resolution Copper will contribute 142 acres of privately held land and forgo 697 acres of ...
On a breezy fall day, Stout surveyed the maple, oak, hemlock and other varieties of trees in the George Washington National Forest. The retired forester could estimate the age of the trees and the value of each. He spoke of the long life span of trees that can stretch into centuries. He marveled at the diversity ...


 

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