Woodland salamanders perform a vital ecological service in American forests by helping to mitigate the impacts of global warming. Woodland salamander predation on invertebrates indirectly affects the amount of leaf litter retained for soil-building where nutrients and carbon are captured at the litter-soil interface.
BALTIMORE, Md., March 10, 2014 – How people care for urban, suburban and rural lawns – the nation's second biggest crop behind corn – is less consistent than believed, according to scientists with the U.S. Forest Service, Clark University,...Show More Summary
ARCATA, Calif.—Woodland salamanders perform a vital ecological service in American forests by helping to mitigate the impacts of global warming. read more
Two Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) employees and a USDA Forest Service employee were recognized for outstanding service at the Louisiana Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Awards Banquet on Jan. 25 in Marksvill...
By Bob Difley To boondockers it seems that every year that passes we lose legal places to boondock (and where motor vehicles can legally drive). Evidence of this is in the Forest Service’s newly initiated Travel Management Plans that designates exactly where you can boondock on land administered by the National Forest Service. These areas […]
I am a hunter's daughter who grew up eating the sweet, lean meat of wild game. In our U.S. Forest Service cabin in the High Sierra, we grew strong on elk and venison. Every meal we said grace to God, not the animals whose bodies fed us. Show More Summary
Scientists from the University of Notre Dame, Resources for the Future, and the U.S. Forest Service present their findings of the effectiveness of different Asian carp prevention barriers could be in a study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. read more
From the artist (anon): The Forest Service is leasing our national forests to gas companies for fracking in several forests already: Allegheny National Forest (PA) George Washington National Forest (WV & VA) Wayne National Forest (Ohio)...Show More Summary
At this point the president himself might weigh in on Pharrell Williams’ hat during tonight’s State of the Union address. As jokes continue to pour in about the “Smokey the Bear”-chic headpiece Williams wore to the 56th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday (with Arby’s leading the charge), the government refused to be left out. Enter: The […]
In many regions, particularly in the southern Appalachians, the loss of hemlock to hemlock woolly adelgid has been devastating. However, when Forest Service scientists used regional Forest Inventory & Analysis data to get a big picture view of the status of hemlock in the eastern US, the results surprised them.
The Tribune Papers: By Linda Crisp-In recent news, it has been reported that six U.S. Forest Service (USFS) employees from Western North Carolina were awarded “Law Enforcement and Investigations Awards” by the USFS for their roles in “Operation Something Bruin”, a four-year, multi-agency investigation targeting “bear poachers” in WNC and surrounding states, resulting in arrests [...]
The ACT Rural Fire Service is working to extinguish a grass and scrub fire burning at Blue Range Hut in the Uriarra Forest. The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE. The ACT Rural Fire Service has multiple units on scene including a water bombing helicopter and a Remote Area Firefighting [...]
Only three ski resorts in the U.S. have outright prohibitions on snowboarding, and only one of them — Alta Ski Area in Utah — is located on public land controlled by the U.S. Forest Service. According to the plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against Alta and the USFS, the resort’s ban on snowboards violates the Constitution. The complaint [PDF… [More]
When plans for the Barclays Center were still in their infancy, developer Forest City Ratner paid a great deal of lip service to the residents of Brooklyn, many of whom were ejected from their homes and beloved bars to make way for the sprawling, rust-brown edifice. Show More Summary
The U.S. Forest Service wants a 77-year-old Wyoming man to pay $6.3 million for allegedly sparking a 2012 forest fire that threatened the upscale Western town of Jackson. The Forest Service sent James G. Anderson Jr. a bill for firefighting costs incurred from several agencies in …
Diane Haithman is an AwardsLine contributor. Forest Whitaker is no stranger to exploring characters that are based on real people, having won an Oscar for his turn as Idi Amin in 2006’s The Last King Of Scotland. This season, he worked...Show More Summary
The balsam wolly adelgid is an invasive species known to kill the Canaan and Fraser fir tree species. Image courtesy of the Forest Service of the United States Department of Agriculture. Populations of Canaan and Fraser firs -- someShow More Summary
The fire currently burning in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Calif., isn't particularly large: As of the latest Forest Service report, it has burned 769 acres and is 20 percent contained. Nor is it particularly damaging: So far, 22 buildings or structures have been destroyed by the fire. Show More Summary