Category: Briefly

“Mud Boggers” Damage Fragile Meadow

May 25, 2018 — What’s some people’s idea of a good time? Taking that four-wheel drive and tearing through a wild meadow! The latest incident of illegal “mud bogging” on national forests has done extensive damage to aMore

Conservationists Challenge Ohio Pipeline

May 1, 2018 — A trio of conservation groups is challenging a proposal to build a natural gas pipeline across Ohio’s Wayne National Forest. Yesterday, the Ohio Environmental Council, the Sierra Club and the Center for Biodiversity filedMore

Trouble for Trees in Cities

April 19, 2018 — America’s urban forests are on the decline. Forest Service researchers found that tree cover in cities and towns dropped by about 175,000 acres per year between 2009 and 2014. That corresponds to a lossMore

BLM Awards Drilling Leases Near Utah Monuments

March 21, 2018 — Bureau of Land Management officials secured bids yesterday for oil and gas leases on dozens of parcels in Utah, including land near the Bears Ears, Canyons of the Ancients and Hovenweep national monuments. OilMore

ESA Protection Sought for Rare Salamander

March 15, 2018 — A rare salamander found only in rugged terrain along the Oregon-California border should be protected under the Endangered Species Act, conservationists contend. Long and brown with white speckles, the Siskiyou Mountains salamander lives inMore

Saving Birds, One Screen At a Time

November 27, 2017 — Each year, thousands of birds are trapped after flying down ventilation pipes, chimneys, dryer vents and other types of pipes. A Wyoming-based bird advocacy group is working to change that by partnering with publicMore

Agency Approves Atlantic Coast Pipeline

November 20, 2017 — The Forest Service has approved a controversial natural gas pipeline that would cut across two national forests in the Appalachian Mountains. Conservationists vowed to challenge the agency’s approval of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, whichMore