Category: Dispatch

House Democrats Pledge Vigilance on Environmental Issues

November 8, 2018 — Vows from Democrats in the House of Representatives to provide robust oversight of Trump administration policies will extend to environmental issues, key lawmakers said after their party took back control of the chamber onMore

Utah Seeks Roadless Rule Exemption

October 30, 2018 — Utah is joining Alaska in seeking a state-specific exemption from the Trump administration to the Roadless Area Conservation Rule. With the backing of the state’s Republican governor, Gary Herbert, Utah officials plan to submitMore

Visitation Limits Announced for Hanging Lake

October 15, 2018 — One of the primary attractions on the most visited national forest in the country will be subjected to a quota system beginning next spring, Forest Service officials announced earlier this month. Hanging Lake, turquoise-tintedMore

Christiansen Named Forest Service Chief

October 11, 2018 — The word “interim” can be removed from her title. Vicki Christiansen, who has served as interim chief of the Forest Service since March, was sworn in as the agency’s permanent chief during a ceremonyMore

Judge: Forest Service Must Reconsider Elk-Feeding Program

September 18, 2018 — Forest Service officials in Wyoming must reexamine their decision to let state wildlife officials feed elk on the Bridger-Teton National Forest in the wintertime, according to a federal judge’s ruling. U.S. District Judge NancyMore

Forest Service Approves First Phase of Montana Mine

August 30, 2018 — A plan to dig a copper and silver mine beneath the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness in northwest Montana took a step forward this week when Forest Service officials granted permission for the first phase ofMore

Major Expansion Planned for Nevada Ski Area

August 22, 2018 — A major expansion of a ski area on national forest land just 50 miles outside of Las Vegas is now out for public review. The owners of the Lee Canyon ski area, on theMore

Judges Revoke Atlantic Coast Pipeline Permits

August 9, 2018 — Another week, another victory for opponents of pipelines in the Appalachian Mountains. On Monday, a three-judge panel invalidated two key permits for the 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline on grounds that they would violate theMore