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Plan Would Limit Target Shooting in Colorado

September 21, 2018 — A draft decision released yesterday would prohibit recreational target shooting on 225,574 acres on the Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests in Colorado. The report follows a five-year process in which Forest Service officials workedMore

Operation Goat Lift Begins

September 10, 2018 — An operation to remove non-native mountain goats from the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state gets under way today. More than 700 goats live in the Olympic Mountains, descended from a handful released there byMore

OR-7 a Dad—Again

August 15, 2018 — A trailblazing wolf that has made the Cascade Mountains of southern Oregon his own is a father once again. Yesterday, federal wildlife biologists released a video showing a trio of pups cavorting on aMore

Major Expansion of Utah Ski Area Proposed

July 17, 2018 — The owners of a small ski area in Utah have grand plans for a major expansion into a wild corner of the Wasatch Range. The proposal includes construction of a 4.3-mile gondola that wouldMore

Agency Must Decide on Nestlé Permit

June 12, 2018 — Forest Service officials in California must decide within a month whether to reissue a permit to Nestlé to withdraw water from the San Bernardino National Forest, according to a settlement agreement reached last week.More

Bill Would Allow Mountain Bikes in Wilderness Areas

June 1, 2018 — Utah Sen. Mike Lee has introduced a bill that would open wilderness areas to mountain bikes, matching similar legislation making its way through the House of Representatives. Lee’s bill would give federal land managersMore

“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