Winds of change? Federal judges uphold collaborative forest restoration projects

Winds of change? Federal judges uphold collaborative forest restoration projects

A sea change in how federal judges view collaborative forest restoration projects is underway.

This 'fire bird' is back in N.J. for the first time in almost 30 years; here's how it happened

This ‘fire bird’ is back in N.J. for the first time in almost 30 years; here’s how it happened

Before June 6, 2015, bobwhite quail nests had not been spotted in New Jersey since the 1980s.

Starting the school year off with timber

Starting the school year off with timber

For students in Brian Wachs’ class, the start of the school year is an adventure.

Fires cost Forest Service record $2 billion

Fires cost Forest Service record $2 billion

The Forest Service has spent more than $2 billion battling forest fires around the country – a new record as wildfires blacken the American West in one of the nation’s worst fire seasons.

Forest regeneration experiment of 30 years yields results

Forest regeneration experiment of 30 years yields results

A spruce forest regeneration experiment in Interior Alaska that spanned nearly 30 years demonstrates which forest management practices produce the best results.

Secretary Zinke directs Interior bureaus to take aggressive action to prevent wildfires 

Secretary Zinke directs Interior bureaus to take aggressive action to prevent wildfires 

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke directed all Department of the Interior bureaus, superintendents, and land managers at all levels to adopt more aggressive practices, using the full authority of the Department, to prevent and combat the spread of catastrophic wildfires through robust fuels reduction and pre-suppression techniques.

Tiny pine beetles a giant scourge on Alabama's timber industry

Tiny pine beetles a giant scourge on Alabama’s timber industry

For such a small bug, it’s creating huge problems.

Supporting rural America in the tax code means supporting forest owners

Supporting rural America in the tax code means supporting forest owners

With Congress back in town following its summer recess, all eyes are turning to the congressional tax-writing committees as they work to pass tax reform legislation.

The West is on fire, get used to it

The West is on fire, get used to it

A fire ecologist explains why this summer’s wildfires are so dramatic, and why the West will have to learn to live with a more severe burning season.

The science of fighting wildfires gets a satellite boost

The science of fighting wildfires gets a satellite boost

Ash is raining down on the city of Portland.

Is all that wildfire smoke damaging my lungs?

Is all that wildfire smoke damaging my lungs?

It’s an unusually bad wild fire season in the West, and for weeks people across the region have been breathing air thick with smoke.

‘The lungs of our region are on fire:’ Wildfires exact a punishing toll on the West

‘The lungs of our region are on fire:’ Wildfires exact a punishing toll on the West

For much of this week and last, devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey in Houston and Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean has grabbed front-page headlines.

Forest thinning project underway in Kaibab National Forest

Forest thinning project underway in Kaibab National Forest

Federal officials say the beginning of a sizable thinning operation in part of the Kaibab National Forest means residents and visitors should be on the lookout for heavy, mechanized equipment, including numerous trucks hauling logs from the area.

Group fighting for "more responsible forest management"

Group fighting for “more responsible forest management”

As fires tear through thousands of acres in the northwest and unhealthy smoke invades our towns, some say there is a solution.

2017 National Forest Photography Contest

2017 National Forest Photography Contest

RMSP is proud to join forces with Choose Outdoors, the leading non-profit partner of the U.S. Forest Service, who provides assistance with the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree initiative.

Forest landowners celebrate field day in Oakville, WA

Forest landowners celebrate field day in Oakville, WA

On a bright and sunny summer day, forest landowners come together for field sessions and educational opportunities put on by Washington State University Extension Forestry and the Washington Department of Natural Resources Small Forest Landowner Office.

Thinning out Fiscalini Ranch boosts Cambria’s forest health 

Thinning out Fiscalini Ranch boosts Cambria’s forest health 

With more spacing between trees, more light has gotten through the forest canopy, creating space for understory plants that help support wildlife on Fiscalini Ranch.

Smoke pollution - it's worse than we've seen and worse than we thought

Smoke pollution – it’s worse than we’ve seen and worse than we thought

The smoke pollution in our air is as bad as we’ve ever seen.

With timber sales, revenue and recreation can collide

With timber sales, revenue and recreation can collide

A hillside overlooking the Stillaguamish Valley sprouts with young Douglas firs and western red cedar, eight years after being logged.

White pine passion continues for north woods lumber family

White pine passion continues for north woods lumber family

“Grandpa Jack, he infused a real desire to treat these trees in a beautiful way,” Ethan notes.