Forests

Trump administration chops logging restrictions in the Tongass National Forest
Trump administration chops logging restrictions in the Tongass National Forest
But President-elect Biden could reinstate them once in office.
Endangered martens are living on the edge in Oregon
Endangered martens are living on the edge in Oregon
A surprisingly dense and isolated population of Humboldt martens challenges assumptions about the species.
Colorado’s wildfires require a drastic and collective fix
Colorado’s wildfires require a drastic and collective fix
Climate change should be seen as a number one priority.
Eleven Alaska Native tribes offer new way forward on managing the Tongass
Eleven Alaska Native tribes offer new way forward on managing the Tongass
The proposal comes after a failed consultation process of ‘one way communication’ over the Tongass National Forest.
The lessons of Redwood Summer, thirty years later
The lessons of Redwood Summer, thirty years later
A summer of protest ultimately marked a turning point in environmental activism.
Burn out: Frequent fires are changing Western landscapes
Burn out: Frequent fires are changing Western landscapes
Previously burned areas are less likely to re-burn, but intense fires could erase forests.
How do you fight wildfire during a pandemic?
How do you fight wildfire during a pandemic?
Keeping first responders socially distant, and evacuating communities safely, would be a challenge.
The fire we need
The fire we need
Can managed fire heal more than just the forests?
Extreme wildfires are changing Western forests
Extreme wildfires are changing Western forests
New studies show how high-intensity fires alter flower pollen, soil health and tree growth.
Trump administration manipulated wildfire science to promote logging
Trump administration manipulated wildfire science to promote logging
Emails show Interior appointees crafted a narrative that blamed forest protection efforts for wildfires.
What’s the best way to save California’s redwoods?
What’s the best way to save California’s redwoods?
Scientists debate whether controlled burns and logging are really the best way to preserve the state’s iconic forests.
A Western author wades into murky political waters
A Western author wades into murky political waters
The blind spots, omissions and caricatures of ‘Deep River’ fail to contend with the historical realities of the Northwest or the current political climate.
Skoolies; preservation vs. profit; forest therapy
Skoolies; preservation vs. profit; forest therapy
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Trump administration pushes to exempt Tongass from logging restrictions
Trump administration pushes to exempt Tongass from logging restrictions
Clearcutting of old-growth trees in the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest stopped just three years ago.
30 million acres of public land in Alaska at risk of being developed or transferred
Life after death in Swan Valley
Life after death in Swan Valley
The Meyers turned their 120 acres in Montana into a natural cemetery, where bodies can be buried with as few frills as possible.
When public lands become tribal lands again
When public lands become tribal lands again
A story of fire, stolen lands, and how hard it is to get the U.S. to follow its own laws.
Roadless rule rollback would threaten Utah’s at-risk plants and animals
Roadless rule rollback would threaten Utah’s at-risk plants and animals
More than 100 species rely on habitat away from roads and development, according to a new study.
Western forests have a ‘fire debt’ problem
Western forests have a ‘fire debt’ problem
Planned burns can reduce wildfire risks, but expanding use of ‘good fire’ isn’t easy.
What trees can teach us
What trees can teach us
Community and relationships are an integral part of arbor life.
Critics of the Green New Deal rail against socialism. We’ve seen this before.
Critics of the Green New Deal rail against socialism. We’ve seen this before.
In the 1930s, nationalizing forests was labeled ‘socialist.’
Utah asks for exemption from Forest Service roadless rule
Utah asks for exemption from Forest Service roadless rule
For two decades, the rule has protected nearly four million acres in Utah.
Glimpse inside the last inland temperate rainforest
Glimpse inside the last inland temperate rainforest
Endangered species and landscapes vividly captured in a new book.
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