U.S. Forest Service

Latest U.S. Forest Service Items
  • Big Government Spurns Court Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

    PENDLEY: Swamping lake dwellers with federal rules

    Gogebic County at the western end of Michigan's Upper Peninsula is the last place one expects to find landowners who feel a kinship with the Sagebrush Rebels in the news across the West.


  • Heitkamp calls for more protection of ranchers

    U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is calling on the U.S. Forest Service to better protect ranchers' grazing rights and to offer compensation to ranching families impacted by a 2013 wildfire.


  • NM county seeks Congress' help in water dispute

    Officials from one rural New Mexico county have sent letters to the state's congressional delegation, asking that hearings be held to investigate the actions of the U.S. Forest Service and other federal agencies as battles continue in several western states over water and property rights.


  • Mike Willyaung moves his belongings back in Kachina Village, Monday, May 26, 2014, near Flagstaff  Ariz.  Willyaung headed pre-evacuation orders due to the Slide Fire. Crews have mostly completed burnout operations on the key northern flank of the Slide Fire and are preparing to make similar protection efforts on the fire's western end. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski)  MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES

    Team investigates cause of Arizona wildfire

    A team of investigators from the U.S. Forest Service's law enforcement wing worked Tuesday to determine the cause of a wildfire between Flagstaff and Sedona, relying in part on dozens of tips from callers.


  • Rare mouse threatens to intensify drought fight

    A battle that started over access to a small spring in the mountains of southern New Mexico could end up expanding to other areas of this drought-stricken state if federal land managers are forced to fence off more sources of water to protect a rare mouse.


  • State-federal effort ID's forest priorities in NV

    Ten areas in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest in Nevada have been selected as top priorities for projects to combat damage from insects and disease that increases wildfire risk.


  • Planned copper mine near Tucson faces delay

    A planned copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains near Tucson is facing another delay after the federal government announced it would restart reviews examining the project's effects on endangered species.


  • US helps fund 20 Vermont conservation jobs

    The U.S. Forest Service is helping to fund 20 conservation jobs this summer in Vermont's Green Mountain National Forest.


  • Federal law enforcement officers block a road at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area near Overton, Nev. Thursday, April 10, 2014. In the foreground are the shadows of protestors. Two people were detained while protesting the roundup of cattle owned by Cliven Bundy on the road. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher)

    New Mexico fence impasse deepens as county weighs sanctions against feds

    New Mexico ranchers are plenty mad over the U.S. Forest Service's refusal to open a gate blocking their cattle from reaching water, but all sides say they are working hard to avoid an armed showdown reminiscent of Nevada's Bundy ranch skirmish any time soon.


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