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The Caldwell Fields Campground in the Jefferson National Forest has been established as a "safe location … for people to exercise their First Amendment rights" about protesters who are sitting in two trees along the pipeline's route in an attempt to block its construction, the Forest Service said Friday.
The purchase is part of a larger land deal, talked about for decades and in the works for years, that will see the National Forest Service finally assume ownership of about 83,000 acres of state land locked inside the boundaries of the 1.1 million-acre BWCAW since 1978. The Minnesota Legislature in ... money

Despite snowy conditions Friday, 13 campgrounds scattered throughout the Deschutes National Forest opened for Oregon's spring break, weeks ahead of the traditional start of the ... She said the Forest Service was hopeful that snow would melt enough to allow those campsites to open later in the week.
Officials are planning prescribed burning operations at Francis Marion National Forest through the end of August. The Forest Service says the actual dates of these operations will be dependent on weather and fuel conditions. "The purpose is to lessen hazardous fuel accumulations, to provide ...
Headquartered in Corvallis, the Siuslaw National Forest covers 630,000 acres between Tillamook and Coos Bay. Located mostly along the coast, the forest contains the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. It also includes the upper slopes of Marys Peak, the high point of the Coast Range just west ...

The U.S. Forest Service is doing prescribed burning in the Ocala National Forest today. The 1,340 acre burn will take place in Marion County south of Kerr Lake, southeast of County Road 314 and east of Forest Road 11. According to the service, the burn will improve wildlife habitat, eliminate ...
The amount of money that individuals and families spend while traveling to National Forests remains steady year to year. "We've really concluded that it's very stable over time once you account for inflation," he said. The National Forest Service has been surveying users about spending habits since 2000.
In a time of transition for the Tongass National Forest and belt-tightening for the wildfire-beleaguered USFS, Schmid said he hopes to leverage 23 ... regional director of the USFS' Alaska Region, one of nine regions in the U.S. He'll oversee about 640 federal employees and two National Forests: the ...
In announcing today's sentence Judge Reidinger referred to the national forests and parks of the Western District of North Carolina as “national treasure” ... Murray thanked the U.S. Forest Service, the Transylvania County Sheriff's Office and the Brevard Police Department for their investigation of the case.
The forest service has good news. Two additional rental cabins on the Manti-La Sal National Forest are now available to reserve for dates beginning this summer. The Mammoth and Lake Cabins are located off SR-264 near Gooseberry Reservoir, just off Skyline Drive. Constructed in the 1930s by the Civil ...
The U.S. Forest Service released a proposal Thursday that would move a few miles of the Porcupine Lowline Trail off private land in the Crazies where a landowner had ... Mary Erickson, supervisor of the Custer Gallatin National Forest, said the reroute will ensure the public has access into the future.
Lisa Murkowski's roundtable discussions on the Tongass National Forest, it would be “Access.” Over and over, the senator and U.S. Forest Service Chief Tony Tooke heard panelists say they need more access to the forest. Through roads, through less-cumbersome permitting, through whatever means.
Last year, more than 1,500 wildfires burned over 640,000 acres on National Forest System lands in California, including the Thomas Fire, the largest fire in California's recorded history. The surrounding communities are still dealing with damage from debris flows caused by a charred and barren landscape ...
Unlike national forests in the west, all the lands of the ANF (as with most eastern forests) were purchased from private owners and were cutover and frequently burned before acquisition. Over the past 80 years, the U.S. Forest Service has reforested these lands, protected them from wildfire, tended the forest ...
ELKINS, W.Va. - Monongahela National Forest Service hosted a contractor outreach meeting and workshop at the Phil Gainer Community Center in Elkins. The informational course was for local contractors who are interested in working on projects related to the June 2016 flood in West Virginia.
The Los Padres Forest Service had to start their annual pile burning late due to the poor weather conditions and the Thomas Fire. Patches of controlled fire could be seen throughout the mountain side of Los Padres National Forest. “We finally were able to start conducting our pile burning for the year,” said ...

U.S. Forest Service representatives presented the Medicine Bow National Forest Landscape Vegetation Analysis project to the Albany County Commission on Feb. 20 to clarify any misconceptions about the analysis and how it would benefit ecosystems in the national forest. The analysis outlines three ...
OLD FORT – The first waterfall death of the year in Western North Carolina is also the second one in less than a year at Catawba Falls in the McDowell County area of the Pisgah National Forest. At 11:45 a.m. Saturday, 37-year-old Jimmy Paul Schmidt Jr., who was visiting from Georgia, fell to his death from ...
Schmid began his Forest Service career in Alaska. He and his wife moved here in the early 1980s for his first agency job, in Southcentral's Chugach National Forest. Later, he worked in the Tongass in Southeast. "Over the years I think we spent 23 years together in Alaska and just having an opportunity ...
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 ...


 

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