U.S. Forest Service

NEPA transformed federal land management — and has fallen short
NEPA transformed federal land management — and has fallen short
A look back at the ground-breaking legislation on its 50th anniversary.
BLM chief’s wild horse fixation distracts from the real threats to public land
BLM chief’s wild horse fixation distracts from the real threats to public land
Species extinction, near-constant wildfire and widespread drought are a few dangers William Perry Pendley might consider instead.
Can a campaign for nature and community rights stop aerial spraying in Oregon?
Can a campaign for nature and community rights stop aerial spraying in Oregon?
The push for more local control upends the typical pattern of Westerners fighting against regulation.
Learning Forestry 101 in the Cascades
Learning Forestry 101 in the Cascades
A novice logger helps thin the forest in Washington.
This is our land – until it’s privatized
This is our land – until it’s privatized
The unhealthy alliance between the Forest Service and its concessionaires.
The biggest wildlife crossing you've never heard of
Fire scientists fight over what Western forests should look like
Fire scientists fight over what Western forests should look like
Controversial new studies question the conventional wisdom on Western ponderosa forests and the severity of their historic wildfires.
Smokey Bear: From cute to buff, and in between
Smokey Bear: From cute to buff, and in between
Smokey Bear’s many image changes over the years reflect the Forest Service’s changing attitudes toward wildfire.
Go take it off the mountain
Go take it off the mountain
The life-size statue of Jesus on Montana's Whitefish Mountain Resort may be loved by many, but it does not belong on public land.
Saving the U.S. Forest Service
Saving the U.S. Forest Service
Timothy Egan's new book, The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America, credits early firefighters for saving the Forest Service.
The Appeal Deal
Bush administration drops appeal on forest policy lawsuit, but has anything really changed?
Follow-up
Arizona Snowball ski area can make snow from treated wastewater; California battles Forest Service over logging sequoia; Bush nominates Steve Johnson to head EPA; Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., goes after southwestern willow flycatcher’s habitat
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.
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