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Man ordered to pay $6.5 million for Sequoia National Forest fires

A Perris man was sentenced Tuesday to more than six years in federal prison and ordered to pay about $6.5 million in restitution to the U.S. Forest Service after fires he lighted at a marijuana growing site sparked a 1,600-acre wildfire.

Forest Service says no revision needed to Rosemont Copper FEIS

Coronado National Forest Acting Forest Supervisor Jamie Kingsbury issued a determination opn Friday that the Rosemont copper mine Supplemental Information Report "did not result in major changes to any of the impacts disclosed in the...Show More Summary

Missouri scientists may have a cure for white-nose syndrome in bats

Could a bacteria commonly found in plants and soil save bats from white-nose syndrome? It’s possible, scientists say. The new treatment, developed in Missouri by Forest Service scientists Sybill Amelon and Dan Lindner, and Chris Cornelison of Georgia

Wayward Pines Is a Very, Very Dry Comedy With a Vintage Shyamalan Feel

Wayward Pines starts with a close-up of its hero, Secret Service agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon), turned upside-down, bruised and bleeding from mysterious injuries, on the floor of a forest he doesn't remember entering. It's the perfect image to kick off a series steeped in dream logic, set in a... More »

TV Picks: 'Wayward Pines,' 'Mad Men' finale, Letterman

“Wayward Pines”--In Fox’s tale of a spooky town nestled in a spookier forest, Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) is a Secret Service agent heading toward Wayward Pines, Idaho in search of two missing colleagues, one of whom happens to be his former partner, Kate (Carla Gugion), with whom he had an affair.

Mega-Developer Wants to Build Massive Resort, Mall and Housing Complex at Grand Canyon

The Sierra Club says the proposed development would be a "defacement" of the Grand Canyon. The U.S. Forest Service is accepting public comments for a controversial plan that would pave the way for a foreign developer to build a mega-development at the edge of the Grand Canyon. Show More Summary

Wayward Pines – Good Weird Fun!

While on assignment to find two fellow Secret Service agents who have gone missing, Special Agent Ethan Burke wakes up in a forest of pine trees. He stumbles into the lovely town of Wayward Pines shortly thereafter. Then things go terribly awry. From the Lost-ian opening shot to the Twin Peaks-like mountain town to echoes … Continue reading Wayward Pines – Good Weird Fun! ?

Be Prepared for a Summer Spike in Wildfires, Congress Warned

Wildfire sizes today “were unimaginable just 20 or 30 years ago," Forest Service chief says.

Research aims to restore riparian corridors and an iconic tree

Beginning on May 11, Forest Service scientists will plant different combinations of tree and shrub species in four riparian areas on the Finger Lakes National Forest in New York and monitor the success of these different treatments for improving carbon and nitrogen ratios in the soil as well as plant, insect and wildlife biodiversity. Show More Summary

Riparian corridors and an iconic tree

Research by the U.S. Forest Service at the Finger Lakes National Forest (FLNF) is exploring whether native trees can restore a degraded stream corridor and whether degraded stream corridors can help one of those native trees -- the American...Show More Summary

RUFFED GROUSE SOCIETY PETITIONS U.S. FOREST SERVICE TO SUSTAIN YOUNG FOREST HABITAT

RGS has filed a legal challenge to compel the Forest Service to follow the law. Coraopolis, PA – The Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) has filed a Petition for Rulemaking with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Forest ServiceShow More Summary

Tim Cook joins Weibo to announce new environmental projects for China

As part of new environmental initiatives, Apple is funding a five year project to manage 1 million acres of forests across China — and Tim Cook has set up an account on the popular Chinese microblogging service Weibo to announce … Read more ›

Free Art Download: A Forest Service Engineer’s Guide to Cocktails from 1974 (16?x20?)

Who says the government doesn't get anything right? Check out Free Art Download: A Forest Service Engineer’s Guide to Cocktails from 1974 (16?x20?) on Primer.

How the California Drought Is Increasing the Potential for Devastating Wildfires

Forest Service anticipates spending more than $1 billion and mobilizing more than 10,000 fires to fight forest fires this season.

Forest Service chief predicts above normal U.S. wildfire season

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Forest Service on Tuesday predicted an above normal wildfire season for vast swaths of the western and northern United States due to drought and higher-than-average temperatures.

California's Drought Has Killed Over 12 Million Trees In The Last Year

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

California's historic drought is having a major impact on the state's forests. According to an aerial survey conducted last month by the U.S. Forest Service, approximately 12 million forest trees have died in Southern California and the southern Sierra Nevada mountains over the last year. Show More Summary

Thanks to Facebook Post, Forest Service On Hunt for Tumalo Falls Vandals

Social media crowd-shaming can be toxic and destructive, but calling out inappropriate behavior also can lead to justice served. Brett Nelson, from Prineville, Oregon, was hiking at Tumalo Falls near Bend last Saturday when he

Forest Service chief expects busy firefighting season

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the U.S. Forest Service says the cost of fighting wildfires this season could be well over $1 billion and that the agency may have to borrow money from the very programs designed to prevent big fires in the first place. Tom Tidwell's testimony before a Senate committee came as California and several other Western states are battling drought.

Civil Services Main Exam- The Definitive Guide

Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) conducts its UPSC Prelims and Mains examination which is common for the candidates applying for Civil Services Examination and Indian Forest Service  Examination, and acts as a screening mechanism for selection of candidates for the Civil Services (Main) Examination and Indian Forest Service (Main). Show More Summary

Forest fire threatens Ukraine's Chernobyl nuclear zone

KIEV (Reuters) - Emergency services were battling on Tuesday to prevent Ukraine's largest forest fire since 1992 from spreading towards the abandoned Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said.

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