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Day Around The Bay: Native American Tribes Band Together With Forest Service To Preserve Water The Old Way

Doctors are still using Google Glass, Chinatown merchants aren't scared of a little ivory crackdown, and more. [ more › ]

Hundreds of firefighters battle wildfire on Palomar Mountain

 More than 425 firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection continued to battle a brushfire in steep and virtually inaccessible terrain on Palomar Mountain on Saturday, with smoke visible in northern San Diego County and southern Riverside...

Club Publishes Journals of a U.S. Forest Service Chief

MISSOULA, Mont. – The Boone and Crockett Club is proud to announce a newly published trilogy of journals by Jack Ward Thomas, The post Club Publishes Journals of a U.S. Forest Service Chief appeared first on Hunting and Conservation News.

Federal Agencies Heed Calls to Protect Rivers from Strip Mining

The U.S Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management have established a temporary ban on new mining claims that will protect the threatened wild and scenic Illinois, Rogue and Smith rivers, and their tributaries. Read more in the press … more ?

Disabled War Veteran Reportedly Kicked Out By Landlord, Insists Service Dog Was To Blame

Iraqi War veteran Jonathan Jans has been living at South Suburban Oak Forest in Oak Forest, IL for years. But, on August 31, 2015, he’ll be forced to vacate his apartment because the property managers of the complex have opted not to allow him to renew his lease. Show More Summary

Forest Service Approves New Backcountry Ski Hut In Colorado

The White River National Forest in Summit County, Colorado just approved a new backcountry hut to be built near Breckenridge. The new Weber Hut will be located at approximately 11,500 feet on the north aspect of Bald Mountain. It’s been a long process to get the hut approved by the US Forest Service as they […]

Cloudy skies, higher humidity help Lake fire containment effort

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

U.S. Forest Service officials say cloudy skies and higher humidity are giving firefighters the upper hand against the 30,500-acre wildfire burning in the San Bernardino National Forest.

The public safety problem with recreational drones

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

There's someone out there who just cost the public about $10,000 or $15,000. That's how much the U.S. Forest Service estimates it cost to abort an air tanker operation fighting the Lake fire when a "hobby" drone bumbled into restricted airspace.

Hobby drone blamed for grounding firefighting fleet in California

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The U.S. Forest Service is blaming a hobby drone for grounding a fleet of planes delivering fire retardant to a blaze near Big Bear Lake on June 24th. Read the rest

Dr. Gridlock: Metro’s Forest Glen station closed because of elevator outage

Metro said its Forest Glen station on the Red Line is closed Monday morning.The station’s elevators are not working. Bus service has been requested, Metro said in a Twitter message.It is not immediately known how long the elevators will be out of service.Read full article >>

Creek poisoning proposal upsets some Soda Butte Creek enthusiasts

last monthHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Yellowstone National Park, in coordination with partner agencies Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks; Wyoming Game & Fish Department, and the U.S. Forest Service; propose to remove brook trout from Soda Butte Creek to continue a two decade...Show More Summary

Better way to evaluate conservation policies found by researchers

Protected forested areas in Brazil, Costa Rica, Indonesia and Thailand have prevented the release of more than 1,000 million additional tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, an economic service provided by nature worth at least $5 billion, according to new research.

Have your say on proposed Lyneham food forest

last monthAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Territory and Municipal Services is reminding Canberrans that today is the last day to provide feedback on the proposed Lyneham food forest, to be located behind Lyneham Primary School. If the food forest goes ahead, local volunteers will work alongside TAMS to plant around 30 fruit and nut trees, as well as complimentary plants, over several years. Here’s [...]

The Big, Good Wolf: Real Lives of Alpha Males

"There never really was a Big Bad Wolf," my hunter father taught me when I was raised on a U.S. Forest Service wilderness in the High Sierra. "Wolves are all gone from these forests." Then he added, "But the wolf is a mighty hunter. And wolves have tight-knit families--just like us." Like the wolf packs, my family hunted and lived off wild game. Show More Summary

New Public Meetings for the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

2 months agoFitness / Hiking : Modern Hiker

The Forest Service has just announced it will hold a series of five meetings to register public comments on the development of the new Management Plan for the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. The Forest Service has three years to develop a revised plan for the new area, and is required to engage the local…

Forest fires in Canada giving sun 'unearthly' look

Wondering why the sun looked a little strange over the Chicago area Tuesday morning? The National Weather Service in Chicago says it was caused by smoke from forest fires in Canada, specifically in central and southern Saskatchewan. A layer of ash from the fires rose into the atmosphere and created the haze. Show More Summary

Can we increase harvest of woody biomass from European forests?

The supply of woody biomass from the forests in the European Union can be increased significantly beyond the current level of resource use. However, this involves trade-offs with biodiversity and other services that forests provide to humans, a new article suggests.

"Steam plume" from Sunset Crater is likely just smoke from forest fire

A report of a purported "steam cloud" from Sunset Crater near Flagstaff appears to be mis-identification of a smoke plume from a Forest Service prescribed burn near A-1 Mountain a few miles to the southwest that passed over the crater, or possibly an orographic cloud formation in the lee of San Francisco Peak. Show More Summary

Tracy Grazia Joins NWTF Conservation Staff

2 months agoHobbies / Hunting : Hunting Life

EDGEFIELD, S.C. — The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and the USDA Forest Service (USFS) have named Tracy Grazia as the new NWTF/USFS Making Tracks Program Coordinator. Grazia is responsible for coordinating and promoting theShow More Summary

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