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Tougher parking enforcement in Lake Forest leads to rise in citations

LAKE FOREST The city’s Police Services Department is in the recruiting process for a parking enforcement officer, but in the meantime, authorities have put an emphasis on parking enforcement throughout the city. In November, 545 citations were written for parking violations, up from 400 in August, officials said.  

Congress Takes Another Positive Step For Federal Forests

The new bill will strengthen the Forest Service's ability to partner with states on forest health projects to improve forest habitat for big game. This post Congress Takes Another Positive Step For Federal Forests appeared first on

Firefighter shot while on duty in California

A wildland firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service was shot December... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit to read the rest.

I Wanted to Backcountry Ski in Vermont. So I Helped Clear the Trails.

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Brandon Gap, managed by the Forest Service, is a beautiful place to glide. But maintaining it requires some hard work — and that’s a good thing.

National Forests in the South Join Bobwhite Quail Restoration Effort

The U.S. Forest Service has joined the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) in efforts to restore wild bobwhite quail at the landscape level. This post National Forests in the South Join Bobwhite Quail Restoration Effort appeared first on

Judge stops US from allowing destruction of Miami forest

A federal judge has temporarily blocked a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decision that would have allowed the destruction of a rare forest near Miami to build a shopping center … Click to Continue »

Plans for hydroelectric dam in Southeast Alaska move forward

Construction on a hydroelectric dam proposed for a lake southeast of Juneau could start as soon as summer 2018. The Forest Service approved on Friday a special land-use agreement for … Click to Continue »

Wind is the culprit in 2017's horrific wildfire season

When Forest Service meteorologist Tom Rolinski heard that a wildfire had broken out Monday evening in Ventura County, he knew it was going to be a problem. The Thomas fire started in a known wind corridor on the first day of dry Santa Ana winds that are expected to buffet Southern California for...

Unexplained Wooden Structures in Santa Fe National Park Baffle Rangers

Forest Service officials and park rangers in the Santa Fe National Forest have discovered numerous mysterious structures which have them scrambling for explanations. The structures range in size but have all been constructed out of fallen trees and limbs, with some reaching over twenty feet tall and dozens of feet in diameter. Whoever or whatever... Read more »

Despite city tree benefits, Calif. urban canopy cover per capita lowest in US

(USDA Forest Service - Pacific Southwest Research Station) Trees in California communities are working overtime. From removing carbon dioxide and pollutants from the air, intercepting rainfall and increasing property values, California's 173.2 million city trees provide ecosystem services valued at $8.3 billion a year. Show More Summary

Belowground fungal interactions with trees help explain non-native plant invasions

New research published by a team of scientists from the USDA Forest Service and Purdue University suggests that tiny soil fungi that help and are helped by trees may influence a forest's vulnerability to invasion by non-native plant...

Tahoe Hospital Goes Live on Epic EHR for Single Unified Patient Record

Tahoe Forest Health System (TFHS), working in partnership with Mercy Technology Services, has announced the go-live of its new Epic EHR system. The new Epic EHR system provides a new single unified patient record for the district hospital serving...Show More Summary

Headache racks — rollover protection for an engine?

Above: photo from the report on the rollover of a U.S. Forest Service... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit to read the rest.

Forest Service intends to salvage log over 30,000 acres in their Northern Region

The U.S. Forest Service has plans to conduct salvage logging... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit to read the rest.

Forest Service weighs changes to protections for sage grouse

The U.S. Forest Service is rethinking protection plans for sage grouse in six Western states after a U.S. court agreed with mining companies and others that the agency illegally created some safeguards in Nevada.

Alaska tourism businesses ask Congress to increase funding

Tourism leaders in Alaska are asking Congress to increase U.S. Forest Service recreation funding. Tourism leaders representing 49 businesses in Southeast Alaska wrote in an open letter last week that … Click to Continue »

GAO rules against the Forest Service in SuperTanker contracting protest

The Government Accountability Office said the FS failed to provide a... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit to read the rest.

Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 11/9/17

Northwest:--The Forest Service has a number of entry level jobs available in Washington and Oregon. To read more, click here.--In other jobs news, the Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center is hiring avalanche forecasters. To read more, click here.Sierra: --The legendary High Sierra guidebook author, R.J. Show More Summary

Climate-influenced changes in flowering, fruiting also affect bird abundance, activities

(USDA Forest Service - Pacific Southwest Research Station) A new study has documented shifts in Hawaiian bird abundance, breeding and molting based on climate-related changes to native vegetation. Researchers with the US Forest Service's...Show More Summary

Forest Service suggests Trump could reopen uranium mining near Grand Canyon

The possibility reignites old tensions, unclear how much effect rules relaxation would have.

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