Forests

The most destructive forest pest in North America is now in Oregon
The most destructive forest pest in North America is now in Oregon
The invasive emerald ash borer threatens the state’s salmon habitat, urban forests and agency budgets.
The funky politics of wildfire right now
The funky politics of wildfire right now
After New Mexico’s record-breaking fires, the politics of wildfire are morphing into weird configurations.
What does it mean to live well on an overheating planet?
What does it mean to live well on an overheating planet?
A walk through the Quinault rainforest leads to a cascade of questions.
The restoration will not be televised
After the Fires: The Ecology of Change in Yellowstone National Park is an anthology of articles chronicling the long-term effects of the 1988 fires on the park’s ecosystem and wildlife
Ferret recovery pioneer moves on
District Ranger Bill Perry, who led the effort to help restore endangered black-footed ferrets, is leaving South Dakota’s Buffalo Gap National Grassland for a job in Washington, D.C.
Why this 'seasonal' rides the public’s range
The writer looks for lightning strikes in Grand Teton National Park
Forest Service employees and activist face racketeering charges
In Fawnskin, Calif., an activist and two Forest Service employees helped stop a condo development. Now they're getting sued under a federal racketeering act.
Tree rings reveal a fiery past — and future
Tree-ring scientists Tom Swetnam and Julio Betancourt study past climatic conditions seeking clues to better forest management
Written in the Rings
The study of tree rings opens a window into the West’s distant past, and warns us that the region’s future may be dangerously hot and dry
In a warming West, expect more fire
A new scientific study predicts that overall wildfire size in the West will double by 2100 because of global warming
Global Warming's Unlikely Harbingers
Mountain pine beetles are attacking more forests and more varieties of trees — and thriving at higher elevations than ever before — and some scientists believe global climate change is at the root of the problem
More lynx, less habitat
Colorado’s lynx reintroduction program has so far been a success, but a new Forest Service management proposal would put energy development, forest thinning, and snowmobile trails ahead of the threatened animal’s habitat
Should the Forest Service be blamed for a snowmobile wreck
Judge Don Molloy finds the Forest Service partly liable in the 1996 Montana snowmobile wreck that injured Brian Musselman, and some snowmobilers are worried about the ruling’s impacts on their sport
Rocky Mountain Front saved again - but...
An industry suit is rejected, upholding - at least for the moment - former Forest Service Supervisor Gloria Flora's ban on drilling in Montana's Rocky Mountain Front.
Cut to the past: logging wars resume
Using an obscure provision in the recent salvage logging bill, loggers begin cutting healthy old-growth forests in the Northwest.
Forest Service spends wilderness money on logging
Government Accounting Office (GAO) findings that the Forest Service spent nearly 40 percent of money allocated for wilderness in other areas -- including recreation and timber -- have led environmentalists and a key congressman to call for sweeping changes in the agency's structure.
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