Fighting Central Oregon wildfire with fire

Fighting Central Oregon wildfire with fire

A pioneering forest restoration management program has melded leading edge science and community consensus to protect a volatile and highly visible swath of Central Oregon’s public lands from the mounting threats of climate change and a catastrophic Central Oregon wildfire.

New Jersey forests and fire? Really?!

New Jersey forests and fire? Really?!

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about New Jersey?

Tribal elders record history of fire use by indigenous people

Tribal elders record history of fire use by indigenous people

The Fire History Project of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes includes interviews with tribal elders who have long memories and many stories to share about the traditional knowledge and use of fire.

Putting fire on the land: Montana tribes use traditional knowledge to restore forests 

Putting fire on the land: Montana tribes use traditional knowledge to restore forests 

Art Trahan picked a huckleberry and popped it into his mouth, surveying the forest around him.

1 billion black ash trees in peril: Scientists invade Duluth to share emerald ash borer research

1 billion black ash trees in peril: Scientists invade Duluth to share emerald ash borer research

Scientists have been studying emerald ash borers since the Chinese insects started killing ash trees near Detroit 15 years ago.

To save the forest, don't cut the 1st tree

To save the forest, don’t cut the 1st tree

An analysis of forests across the globe shows that the first trees humans cut down in a forest are the most harmful for wildlife and biodiversity.

Report: Exotic pest risk real and rising in Australia

Report: Exotic pest risk real and rising in Australia

A recently completed analysis of Australia’s national forest industry biosecurity programs has revealed exotic pests are a real and rising risk to Australian plantations and native forests – and that the right investments in prevention and mitigation pay off. The comprehensive study included an analysis of the cost benefit of two actual pest management examples

Penn State researcher: Fire exclusion takes toll on Eastern U.S. forests

Penn State researcher: Fire exclusion takes toll on Eastern U.S. forests

Western wildfires are the headline grabbers, but forests in the eastern United States are also fire-dependent and increasingly at risk because of fire exclusion, according to a researcher at Penn State University.

Forest Service museum to open its doors in Missoula 

Forest Service museum to open its doors in Missoula 

It’s a museum of national scope geared to start telling a very national story — the history of the United States Forest Service.

Judge: Firebreak did not violate environmental law

Judge: Firebreak did not violate environmental law

The U.S. Forest Service did not violate federal environmental law by creating a 20-mile-long firebreak to stop a Washington state wildfire, a judge has ruled.

Logs ride zip line above Dalton Lake 

Logs ride zip line above Dalton Lake 

Thrill-seekers aren’t the only ones who ride zip lines in the Black Hills.

Tree health a challenge

Tree health a challenge

While some people blame the Giant Sequoia National Monument for a perceived lack of management of the forest east of Porterville, the tying of the hands of the U.S. Forest Service to manage the forest began in the late 1980s.

Want to fly a drone over a wildfire? Don’t, Forest Service says. Here’s why

Want to fly a drone over a wildfire? Don’t, Forest Service says. Here’s why

As if the flames were not formidable enough, fire management crews have a new and different problem on their hands when they go to work: drones.

Will Congress fix wildfire funding this year?

Will Congress fix wildfire funding this year?

The West is in the midst of another intense wildfire season.

Teachers and school counselors head to the woods for a sustainable foresty tour

Teachers and school counselors head to the woods for a sustainable foresty tour

“I will treasure this week and feel like I am now a more informed and effective forest advocate,” said a teacher who participated in the Idaho Forest Products Commission’s 2017 Sustainable Forestry Tour for Teachers and Counselors.

Dave Atkins: How can we learn to live with fire?

Dave Atkins: How can we learn to live with fire?

Forests and fire, two words often linked together.

Wilderness areas are a laboratory for fire scientists, managers

Wilderness areas are a laboratory for fire scientists, managers

The helicopter circled over a small fire in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, near the border between Idaho and Montana.

Congressman LaMalfa asks Interior Secretary to stop marijuana grows on national forests

Congressman LaMalfa asks Interior Secretary to stop marijuana grows on national forests

Rep.Doug LaMalfa wrote letters to the Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue asking them to prevent marijuana grows on public lands.

Canadian Forest Service develops trap to stop spread of emerald ash borer

Canadian Forest Service develops trap to stop spread of emerald ash borer

The emerald ash borer has not made its way to Atlantic Canada yet, but researchers at the Canadian Forest Service in Fredericton say they want to be prepared.

Solicitation for logging, hauling, and fiber offtake services

Solicitation for logging, hauling, and fiber offtake services

Rim Country Forest Restoration, LLC is soliciting for bids from qualified logging contractors to perform forest restoration harvesting services in northern Arizona.