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Forest Service Okays Alta Plans for Tram to Mt. Baldy

Major new lift is just one of a dozen projects that would transform this old-school Utah hill.

The science behind how wildfires spread

Researchers at the U.S. Forest Service are trying to understand the science of how wildfires spark and spread.

US national forests and grasslands could yield less water in future climate

RALEIGH, NC --A warmer climate may lead to higher growth and productivity on U.S. national forests and grasslands, but university and U.S. Forest Service researchers say this could reduce quantities of freshwater flowing from most of these lands, even with increases in precipitation. Results were published today in Scientific Reports. read more

St. Louis Metro's Forest Park Trolley Back in Service April 22

Bi-state area residents, families and tourists can once again explore Forest Park onboard the Metro Forest Park Trolley as it officially returns for its sixth season of service on Friday, April 22.

Federal firefighters fight policy that stymies their advancement

Come May, Craig Utter will begin his 11th season of his dangerous, dirty job fighting wildland fires with the U.S. Forest Service. He goes to places so remote, he needs a helicopter to get there. “There” is all over the country. “Last summer I was in California for two weeks, home for two days, then […]

US Forest Service experimental forests chosen for US-China climate initiative

Two U.S. Forest Service experimental forests have been chosen to participate in the U.S,-China Climate Change and Forests Initiative, a program of the U.S.-China Climate Change Working Group led by the U.S. Department of State. read more

Moss is useful bioindicator of cadmium air pollution, new study finds

Moss growing on urban trees is a useful bio-indicator of cadmium air pollution in Portland, Oregon, a U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station-led study has found. The work--the first to use moss to generate a rigorous and detailed map of air pollution in a U.S. city--is published online in the journal Science of the Total Environment. read more

The Plan to Create a Giant, Privately Funded Nature Reserve by Selling Beef: New at Reason

last monthNews : Reason

Many Americans trace the modern conservation movement back to President Theodore Roosevelt, known for his love of the outdoors and for creating the U.S. Forest Service and the national parks system. But what if government isn’t the only,...Show More Summary

Nestle water source draws U.S. review

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Nestle's bottled water division will have to go through a thorough environmental review of its long-expired permit to draw water from the San Bernardino Mountains for its Arrowhead brand, the U.S. Forest Service said Friday. The move comes after environmental groups sued the Forest Service over...

Dissimilar forests are vital for delivery of ecosystem services

A team of ecologists aimed to find out what the effects of forest tree species diversity are on ecosystem services. These services, which include timber production, carbon storage, and forest resistance to pests and diseases, are crucial to human well-being.

A Century of Forest Coverage Change on South Africa’s Cape Peninsula

Craig D. Idso The world’s forests provide a number of vital ecosystem services that benefit both society and nature alike. However, in recent years many have opined that the future of forests is in doubt. Deforestation, drought, fire,...Show More Summary

Austin's urban forest

The U.S. Forest Service recently published its first urban forest assessment -- providing details on the composition and health of the Austin, Texas urban forest, and documenting the contributions trees make to the environment, economy...Show More Summary

Can Christianity Make the U.S. Care About Climate Change?

John Muir was a fervent believer. Not just in science or conservation or the National Park Service, which he championed. The founder of the Sierra Club and father of American environmentalism also believed in God. “The forests of America,...Show More Summary

Forest Service Shuts Down Major Grand Canyon Project

Concerns over water, massive public outcry are cited as reasons for denying growth of national park gateway town.

Grand Canyon Homes And Hotels Development Halted

The Grand Canyon has been saved from further major development – for now. As reported by ABC News, the U.S Forest Service has rejected a road easement that would allow developers, Stilo Development Group USA, to move forward with a development of thousands of homes, as well as stores and hotels. Show More Summary

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