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  • 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.

  • Help is on the way for the nation’s forest workers

    The Forest Service is making changes that promise to improve the quality of life for the workers who thin and restore the nation's forests.

  • Fed up with paying to play

    Chris Wallace’s refusal to pay daily user fees on Arizona’s Mount Lemmon led to a courtroom decision that has thrown the entire future of the federal recreational fee program into doubt

  • Puppets on the range

    The writer tells how Kit and Sherry Laney became puppets of the property-rights movement, sending the Forest Service into fits

  • Forest Service shuts down 'three old geezers'

    Armed law enforcement officers prevented three environmentalists, including 83-year-old Stewart Brandborg, from attending a Forest Service press conference in Hamilton, Mont.

  • Backcountry Ranger

    Backcountry seasonal ranger Tony Prendergast has spent much of the past six summers working in western Colorado’s Gunnison National Forest

  • Where have all the rangers gone?

    Budget crunches have thinned Forest Service staffing even as visitor numbers soar, making it hard to enforce regulations such as trail closures

  • When a forest goes feral, it’s time for volunteers

    The writer says volunteers who help manage the Roosevelt National Forest see their work almost as recreation

  • 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

  • For sale: Your local ranger station?

    Facing severe budget cuts, the Forest Service is selling off property, and considering closing some recreation sites it considers too expensive to maintain

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