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  • Forest Service tries to teach greens a lesson

    The Forest Service’s claim that a recent court order would suspend routine activities – such as cutting Christmas trees or picking mushrooms – has been dismissed by the judge as the agency’s attempt to blow the issue out of proportion

  • 'Ugly' addition must go

    The Forest Service wins a lawsuit over an illegal addition to an A-frame house on private property in Idaho's Sawtooth National Recreation Area.

  • 'Un-logging' the national forests? It might just happen

    Environmental organizations are petitioning the Secretary of Agriculture to allow groups to buy federal timber and leave it standing rather than logging it.

  • No more cheap thrills

    A General Accounting Office report shows the Forest Service is losing millions of dollars a year by undercharging the recreationists that use forest lands.

  • A future of big fires and tiny bugs

    A future of big fires and tiny bugs

    A second-generation forest ranger considers how fire prevention and climate change are affecting the forests he once roamed with his father.

  • Final roadless plan drives Clinton's legacy

    The Forest Service has released its final version of a plan to limit road-building on nearly one-third of the nation's national forest.

  • A new plan frames the Sierra Nevada

    The Forest Service has released its final plan for 11 national forests in California's Sierra Nevada, but the timber industry is already planning to appeal the Sierra Framework.

  • Can Mr. Nice Guy lead the Forest Service?

    Newly appointed Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth is generally liked and respected by agency colleagues, timber advocates and environmentalists, although some greens worry that he may not stand firm in the face of pressure from the Bush administration.

  • A modest chief moved the Forest Service miles down the road

    In an interview, former Forest Service Chief Mike Dombeck talks about the changes the agency saw during his tenure, and his hopes for the continuing restoration of the forests.

  • Restoring the Range of Light

    In California, the Forest Service issues a revolutionary management plan for the Sierra Nevada's forests, putting the health of trees and wildlife before that of the timber industry.

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