After the Forest Service attempted to fine photographers for taking pictures on federal land, and after journalists were scrutinized for documenting police officers in action, Congress is addressing Constitutional rights.
Agency looks to tighten up vague standards that have led to inconsistent access decisions. If you as a broadcaster, producer, or artist want to head into a congressionally-designated wilderness area to create some programming (both newsgathering...Show More Summary
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission wrapped up its third major hearing in as many months this week, focusing on the wholesale market for broadband Internet services. Coming on the heels of the earlier hearings...Show More Summary
A US Forest Service article on safe marshmallow-toasting did not neglect to nag us: It suggested fruit rather than chocolate in s’mores. The droll Orange County Register wondered, “Why not replace the marshmallow with a Brussels sprout?” Read all of George Will's column here.
WASHINGTON — Fracking, a divisive energy issue, has been approved in the George Washington National Forest in the state of Virginia. Fox News reported the U.S. Park Service initially banned fracking in the forest, which is the largest national forest on the East Coast, but rethought their plans after energy companies protested the ban. Fracking, or […]
Is nothing sacred? Of all groups, the U.S. Forest Service should protect the lands it controls, but this week it introduced a plan that would allow limited hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the 1.1 million-acre George Washington National Forest, which straddles Virginia and West Virginia. Read full article >>
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears kicked off preparation Wednesday to host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers without the services of receivers Brandon Marshall (ankle) and Alshon Jeffery (hamstring), as both were held out of the club’s practice...Show More Summary
On November 4, 2014, U.S. Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell issued a directive on commercial filming and photography permits. He included lots of good nuggets in this directive. The most important to nature photographers is: I also...Show More Summary
Recently published research by U.S. Forest Service economist Jeff Prestemon supports the contention that the 2008 Lacey Act Amendment reduced the supply of illegally harvested wood from South America and Asia available for export to the United States. read more
Despite the objections of environmental groups and Virginia's Governor Terry McAuliffe, the U.S. Forest Service has left the door open to allow fracking in the East Coast's largest national forest with the release of the forest's new management plan. The USFS
West Lafayette, Ind. (November 13, 2014): Scientists with the U.S. Forest Service and Colorado State University examined a fungus native to North America, the native beetle that carries it, and their host tree and found something surprising:...Show More Summary
John sends us a link to an article about Dominic Esquibel, a Marine who earned the Navy Cross in Iraq in 2004 and was roughed up by a National Park Service forest ranger in a dispute over a Sequoia National Park handicap parking space. According to Esquibel, the park employee handcuffed him and mistreated the […]
Please, stop taking selfies with bears. That’s the message that the U.S. Forest Service has been forced to tell visitors at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center in South Lake Tahoe. Taylor Creek attracts a lot of bears during the annual run of kokanee salmon. And with that, it apparently attracts a lot of selfie-loving hikers […]
Most people realize that getting close to a huge, wild animal while it is feeding isn’t such a great idea, but apparently some people need to be told by the Forrest Service that taking a selfie with a bear just might be dangerous. Visitors...Show More Summary
The US Forest Service issued an advisory not to risk death for bear selfies.
U.S. Forest Service officials at a Lake Tahoe nature center are warning intrepid, smartphone-toting visitors not to pose for "selfies" with dangerous bears. "We've had mobs of people that are actually rushing toward the bears trying to get a 'selfie' photo," Lake Tahoe Basin Management spokesperson Lisa Herron told the Reno Gazette-Journal. Show More Summary
The building is located in Canada’s Mont-Tremblant National Park and consists of three parts: an amphitheater, a space for service facilities and a discovery zone. It was created as a continuous band of rustic wood that unfolds into walls, a roof and a floor
Forest Grove residents will take part in shaping the future of Grovelink, the city's bus service, at a summit on Tuesday, Oct. 21.
VLADIMIR PUTIN turned 62 yesterday. According to the Kremlin press service, he marked his birthday deep in the Siberian taiga, a snow forest 200 miles from the nearest inhabited village. Back in Moscow, the capital was dotted by celebration. Show More Summary