LOS ANGELES (AP) — The descendants of Native American tribes on the Northern California coast are reclaiming a bit of their heritage that includes ancient redwoods that have stood since their ancestors walked the land.
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court threw out government approvals for the Mountain Valley Pipeline through Jefferson National Forest for a second time on Tuesday.
LAKE FOREST, Calif. (AP) — A man who was armed with a gun and a knife inside a Southern California Walmart was shot and wounded by a sheriff's deputy, authorities said Thursday.
Deputies were called Wednesday evening to the store in the Foothill Ranch section of Lake Forest on reports that people were trying to commit fraud by returning items they had not purchased, the Orange County Sheriff's Department said.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration said Tuesday it will significantly expand efforts to stave off catastrophic wildfires that have torched areas of the U.S. West by more aggressively thinning forests around “hot spots” where nature and neighborhoods collide.
YORK COUNTY, Maine (AP) — A Southern pine beetle has found its way to Maine, potentially endangering the ecosystem of the state's forests, scientists say.
The beetle was discovered in Waterboro last fall, a long way from its home in the South of the U.S.
WORCESTER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Land Trust and the state of Vermont have finalized a deal to protect 6,500 acres of land in Worcester and Elmore.
The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation has purchased conservation easements for two large parcels of forestland in what’s known as Worcester Woods.
SHAMONG, N.J. (AP) — Advocates for New Jersey's ecologically sensitive Pinelands region say the state is not doing nearly enough to protect the fragile woodlands from damage caused by motorcycles and off-road vehicles.
FOREST ACRES, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina city has named a new police chief.
The City of Forest Acres said its City Council unanimously decided Thursday on Capt. Don Robinson to take over as chief.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Increasingly destructive Idaho wildfires that the state’s Republican governor blames in part on climate change have resulted in him proposing a budget adding more firefighters and $150 million for future firefighting costs.
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is urging snowmobilers to be careful when riding Vermont’s trails this winter.
Green Mountain National Forest officials are advising snowmobilers to exercise caution when operating on the National Forest, and all lands, in the state.
MARYSVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Human remains found by a hiker in Tahoe National Forest last month has been confirmed to be those of a Northern California man reported missing in early November, authorities said.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has started burning piles of forest debris in the Black Hills.
The Rapid City Journal reported Friday that workers plan to burn the debris for the next several weeks.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been convicted of intentionally setting a fire that burned more than 70 acres of federal land, according to a federal prosecutor.
Casey Lee Evans, 42, of Franklin was found guilty on Thursday of starting the fire, U.S.
HEBER, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service officials have appealed to the public for help in identifying those responsible for the recent shooting deaths of three more federally protected wild horses in eastern Arizona.
FOREST LAKE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot escaped injury when a small plane crashed into a swampy area northeast of Minneapolis-St. Paul.
The Forest Lake Police Department said officers were called after 3 p.m.
TRAFALGAR, Ind. (AP) — A conservation group has landed a $1 million gift aimed at protecting and improving a central Indiana nature preserve that’s part of one of the state’s most biodiverse forested areas.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Indigenous leaders are concerned about a proposed multimillion-dollar transmission line that would cross what they consider sacred lands.
SAO SEBASTIAO, Brazil (AP) — As most of Brazil tuned in to watch two local clubs battle for the continent's soccer championship last month, 14-year-old Luana Reis was far from a television set.
She was surfing blue-green waves with a soaring rainforest backdrop, competing with dozens of other teens in the yearly municipal tournament at one of the country's premier surf beaches, Maresias.
LINVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A fire on the slopes of Grandfather Mountain has grown, officials said Sunday.
The fire is estimated to be 350 acres and 10% contained, the U.S. Forest Service said. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but U.S.
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Otero County commissioners have approved a resolution voicing opposition to a proposed plan that will guide forest management practices for the 1.1 million-acre Lincoln National Forest in southern New Mexico for the next 10 to 15 years.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service violated numerous environmental laws in approving a 105-square-mile (270-square-kilometer) logging and restoration project in west-central Idaho, a conservation group alleges in a lawsuit.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Forest Service has revised down the number of acres burned in last week's wildfires.
The agency posted on Facebook Tuesday that around 163,000 acres burned on Dec.
SHELBURNE, N.H. (AP) — A northern New Hampshire forest is getting a $500,000 preservation grant.
The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is working toward the permanent protection of the 2,717-acre Shelburne Valley Forest.
ALBANY TOWNSHIP, Maine (AP) — More than 12,000 acres of privately owned western Maine forest is being conserved, a group of conservation organizations said Wednesday.
Mahoosuc Land Trust will hold a conservation easement on the property in rural Oxford County to protect it permanently from development and forest fragmentation.
FARMINGTON, N.H. (AP) — A state forest in New Hampshire is getting a facelift.
The state is planning the second phase of a wildlife habitat improvement project over 21 acres in the Blue Job State Forest in Farmington.
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Sequoia National Park will reopen its Giant Forest area on Saturday, three months after a Northern California wildfire prompted extraordinary efforts to protect the grove and destroyed thousands of other redwoods.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Forest Service lifted a ban on open burning in most of the state Wednesday, but the ban remains in effect in 33 central and western counties
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The body of a migrant believed to be from Nigeria was found in a forest near Poland's border with Belarus, Polish police said Wednesday, the latest death resulting in a standoff at the European Union's eastern border.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Tonto National Forest has received funding to pay for replacing dozens of miles of fencing damaged or destroyed in grazing areas by a massive wildfire in east-central Arizona last summer.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has halted U.S. Forest Service plans to log part of the Willamette National Forest burned by last summer’s wildfires after a lawsuit filed by environmentalists.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A fire that burned 1,050 acres on Pilot Mountain in Surry County, North Carolina, is finally 100% contained, the N.C. Forest Service reported Saturday.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that smoke from the mountain will still be visible periodically, but firefighters plan to remove “excess hose and equipment” over the next few days, according to a Forest Service Facebook post.
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — The public is again invited to cut down a Christmas tree from Vermont's Green Mountain National Forest.
A required $5 permit can be purchased online or at Green Mountain National Forest offices in Manchester and Rochester.
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service plans to reduce the number of entry permits for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness next year, citing damage to natural resources, crowding and congestion.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Forest Service veteran who got his start at Lake Tahoe working as a seasonal range technician while earning his degree at the University of Nevada, Reno has been named the new supervisor of the agency‘s Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit.
FOREST LAKE, Minn. (AP) — An armed man who was shot by three police officers after he allegedly threatened them in Forest Lake over the weekend has died, authorities said Wednesday.
Bradley George Erickson, 47, of Forest Lake, was shot Sunday after police responded to a report that a man was in a residence with a gun and the man had a protective order against him.
PHOENIX (AP) — A 25-foot-tall (7.6-meter) white pine installed in state Capitol’s executive tower lobby was lit for the first time Wednesday by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey during a celebration marking the start of the holiday season.
BORBA, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian police said Monday they burned 131 boats used by gold miners in the heart of the Amazon, raising tensions in an isolated region rife with poverty and crime.
Smoke has been wafting over the Madeira river since Saturday, with many locals complaining the swift action by authorities has left them stranded in the rainforest.
PILOT MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — Fire crews in North Carolina are working to control a fire in Pilot Mountain State Park that has already burned hundreds of acres.
Meanwhile the N.C. Forest Service announced Monday a ban on all open burning and has canceled all burning permits statewide until further notice.
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The Superior National Forest's first full-time tribal liaison says he wants to work with the federal government on proposed expansion of the Lutsen Mountains Ski Area.
Juan Martinez started his new role in January, but he didn’t move to Minnesota until July.
BRENT, Ala. (AP) — Two separate wildfires burning in the Talladega National Forest are over 90 percent contained as of Friday and trails will reopen, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Several members of New Mexico's congressional delegation are urging the U.S. Forest Service to again allow a decades-old foot race that goes through a wilderness area and up into mountains overlooking Albuquerque.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Murders are surging in northern Brazil’s Amazonas state and particularly its capital Manaus, the economic heart of the vast rainforest region, according to data from the state’s public security secretary.
BOHONIKI, Poland (AP) — A Polish imam recited prayers Tuesday over the tiny white casket of an unborn Iraqi boy, the latest life claimed as migrants from the Middle East have tried to slip into the European Union illegally and found their path blocked by soldiers in the forests of Poland and Belarus.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Canadian mining company hoping to build a gold mine in Idaho west of Yellowstone National Park can resume exploratory drilling, the U.S. Forest Service said Friday.
The agency said it had approved Excellon Idaho Gold’s Kilgore Gold Exploration Project in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest in Clark County.
PHOENIX (AP) — Visitors and locals wanting to hike two of Sedona’s most popular trails might not be able to park near trailheads come spring 2022.
The idea is to help reduce a problem that has plagued the area for years – ongoing complaints about congestion, traffic, and overflow parking frustrations.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For decades, the U.S. Forest Service’s practice of putting out wildfires was a huge success. But the policy backfired, setting the stage for the massive destructive wildfires that have flared with increasing regularity across the West.
LAKEVILLE, Maine (AP) — Conservation groups have expanded a protected forest area in rural Down East Maine with a new purchase of more than 2,000 acres (810 hectares).
The Trust for Public Land and Downeast Lakes Land Trust said Thursday the purchase is in the area of Sysladobsis Lake, which is a popular site for campers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lightning-sparked wildfires killed thousands of giant sequoias this year, leading to a staggering two-year death toll that accounts for up to nearly a fifth of Earth's largest trees, officials said Friday.
FOREST GROVE, Ore. (AP) — Eight people were hurt and six of them were taken to local hospitals after a school bus and semitrailer truck collided on Friday west of Portland, authorities said.
Forest Grove Fire & Rescue said crews from multiple agencies responded to the crash around 9:30 a.m.