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Enter to Win! 100 years of inspiration: Our National Parks Essay Contest

1 hour agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness”-John Muir On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed an “organic act” creating the U.S. National Parks Service. Although Yellowstone National Park had already existed for 44 years, this … Continue reading ?

Thousands Of Acres Of Maine Woods Are Now Federally Protected

16 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

President Barack Obama designated tens of thousands of acres of Maine forest as a national monument on Wednesday, one day before the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. The area, known as the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, spans 87,500 acres of the state’s stunning northern woods. Show More Summary

Obama creates new national monument in Maine forest

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday designated 87,500 acres in Maine's North Woods as a national monument, as the administration prepares to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

Forest and watercourse interplay important for restorations

Humans utilise forests and watercourses in a way that depletes ecosystem habitats, biodiversity and ecosystem services. Many areas are restored to break the trend, but to succeed you need to consider not only the ecosystem in mind, but also surrounding ecosystems. This according to researchers in Umeå in Sweden in an article published in BioScience. read more

2 Charged With Stealing From Firefighters Battling Calif. Blaze

What better way to thank the firefighters risking their lives to put out a forest fire in your community than by robbing them blind? Such is the case for US Forest Service firefighters as they arrived at a landfill Wednesday morning outside of Clearlake, Calif., ready to start working to...

New Monument Plan Encourages Diversity and Access

This week, the Forest Service released the much-anticipated Environmental Analysis of the new Draft Management Plan for the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, a 199-page in-depth document detailing an environmental assessment of the 346,176-acre Monument designated by President Obama via the Antiquities Act in October of 2014. And on first glance, the new Management Plan…

An Inside Look at Hawaii's National Park Sites (and How to Celebrate the Centennial)

The National Parks Service is commemorating its 100-year anniversary in 2016, prompting travelers from across the U.S. to explore the nation’s pristine forests and parklands. If you’re looking for a tropical alternative to popular spots like Yellowstone and Yosemite, consider checking out these eight Hawaiian National Park sites.—Margot Bigg

Cadaver dogs headed to check homes along Highway 138, U.S. Forest Service says

Live updates: Devastating Blue Cut fire in Cajon Pass consumes homes at rapid rate, burning out of control Aug. 17, 2016, 10:52 a.m. A rash of fires this summer has destroyed homes, caused power outages and subjected residents to repeated evacuation orders. Here are some of the fires now raging...

After bear's killing, woman back in the public's cross fire

To the editor: I have volunteered with the Forest Service for some 20 years in the San Gabriel Canyon of the Angeles National Forest, now part of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. (“She has no regrets over killing of bear,” Aug. 9) We have a pretty good sized population of California...

The United States Forest Service Is Testing Drones That Drop Firebombs to Fight Fires

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The United States Forest Service is testing drones that drop firebombs to fight fires. The drones are being developed at the University of Nebraska, and they feature a payload of balls that are injected with alcohol before being dropped to start controlled burns. via Digg Host your WordPress blog with Laughing Squid Hosting.Related Laughing Squid […]

Pilot fire grows to nearly 7,000 acres, shuts down local schools

A wildfire in the mountains of San Bernardino County grew to nearly 7,000 acres and shut down local schools Tuesday.  The Pilot fire has scorched 6,963 acres and is 6% contained, said U.S. Forest Service spokesman Bob Poole. An estimated 5,000 homes are under voluntary and mandatory evacuation...

Pilot fire grows to nearly 7,000 acres, shuts down local schools

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

A wildfire in the mountains of San Bernardino County grew to nearly 7,000 acres and shut down local schools Tuesday.  The Pilot fire has scorched 6,963 acres and is 6% contained, said U.S. Forest Service spokesman Bob Poole. An estimated 5,000 homes are under voluntary and mandatory evacuation...

New virus found during investigation into largemouth bass fish kill

A new virus has been identified in association with a die-off of largemouth bass in Pine Lake in Wisconsin's Forest County. The previously unknown virus was isolated at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's La Crosse Fish Health Center...Show More Summary

My Job: Trail Designer and Builder Hardy Avery

He gets to build backcountry ski trails with approval from the Forest Service. Sweet! Here's how he does it.

TV newswoman plunges 125 feet to death at North Carolina waterfall

last monthNews : The Raw Story

A television news anchor from Georgia fell 125 feet to her death in North Carolina after being swept over a waterfall, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Forest Service said on Monday. Taylor Terrell died at Rainbow Falls in the Pisgah National Forest on Thursday. The next day would have been her 25th...

Georgia News Anchor Swept Over Waterfall

The station 41NBC in Macon, Georgia is mourning news anchor Taylor Terrell, who was swept over a waterfall to her death the day before her 25th birthday. A US Forest Service spokeswoman says Terrell fell 160 feet over Rainbow Falls in Transylvania County, North Carolina on Thursday after she slipped...

California Wildfire Spreads Across 20,000 Acres, Prompting Evacuations

last monthNews : NYTimes: News

The evacuations encompassed about 1,500 homes, with only a portion of the fire contained by Saturday night, the Forest Service said.

8 Quick Tips to Produce Better Forest Photography

As my nation (USA) celebrates 100 years of the National Park Service, renewed interest in our untouched landscapes is growing, and that’s a great thing. Even with the selfie-crazed tourists crowding our parks and national monuments,Show More Summary

Delays on Metro's Red Line after brake problem stalls train at Forest Glen

The issue resulted in single-tracking on the Red Line. Two-track service has resumed but delays continue.

Longest study of Great Lakes region birds finds populations holding steady

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Penn. (July 12, 2016): A new USDA Forest Service report documenting an unprecedented effort to inventory birds in the western Great Lakes region and analyze changes in bird populations over the past quarter of a century found that across a trio of national forests, most birds are doing well in terms of both species diversity and population. read more

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