U.S. Forest Service

Landscape-scale conservation gains ground
Landscape-scale conservation gains ground
The Nature Conservancy just announced its largest Washington land purchase to date.
A young mule stringer helps keep a dying profession alive
A young mule stringer helps keep a dying profession alive
Mules are still needed to carry supplies in wild, roadless mountains.
Dear Forest Service: Today’s John Muir shoots video
Dear Forest Service: Today’s John Muir shoots video
Let people take all the images they want in wilderness areas.
Timberland herbicide spraying sickens a community
Timberland herbicide spraying sickens a community
Companies deposit thousands of pounds of herbicides each year on Oregon forests.
Rocky Mountain sawmills rebound
Rocky Mountain sawmills rebound
But the industry says it needs more timber.
Mapping threats on public land
Mapping threats on public land
Intimidation of federal officials is widespread across the West
Western states eye federal lands - again
Western states eye federal lands - again
The ultra-right ‘remedy’ for public lands.
Defuse the West
Defuse the West
Public-land employees are easy targets for a violent, government-hating fringe.
Reports from the front lines
Reports from the front lines
Excerpts from official accounts of threats against U.S. Forest Service and BLM employees.
Roots of rebellion: A forum
Roots of rebellion: A forum
Four experts discuss threats to federal public-lands employees and where we go from here.
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Female firefighters threaten to sue the Forest Service — again
Female firefighters threaten to sue the Forest Service — again
Four decades after the first allegations of discrimination, some say little has changed.
KDNK speaks with HCN reporter Claudine LoMonaco
KDNK speaks with HCN reporter Claudine LoMonaco
On troubling corporate and Forest Service conduct in Arizona.