Category: Dispatch

Ousted Montana District Ranger Gets His Post Back

October 13, 2017 — A Forest Service district ranger in Montana who had been reassigned after tussling with local landowners over access to national forest land will get his job back after an internal review, according to aMore

Senator Calls Out Errors in National Monument Report

September 21, 2017 — The Trump administration’s plan to roll back national monument designations was blasted this week by New Mexico Sen. Martin Heinrich, who, during a congressional hearing, pointed out several factual errors in a report issuedMore

Park Service to Cull Grand Canyon Bison

September 12, 2017 — More than a century ago, ranchers introduced bison to the Kaibab Plateau of northern Arizona, hoping they would crossbreed with their cattle. A century later, descendants of those bison have wandered from the KaibabMore

Conservationists Challenge Pipeline Plan

September 6, 2017 — A coalition of conservation groups is challenging a draft Forest Service decision to allow a Virginia energy company to build a $5 billion, 600-mile-long natural gas pipeline that would cross two national forests. TheMore

Study: Bees Like Forest Fires

August 29, 2017 — Here’s some new buzz about how bees benefit from wildfires. Preliminary findings by a team of researchers at Oregon State University indicate that bees thrive in the openings created by high-severity wildfires. The findingsMore

Trump Administration Names New Forest Service Chief

August 22, 2017 — Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has named a fellow Southerner as the next chief of the Forest Service. Tony Tooke, who is regional forester for the agency’s southern region, will succeed Tom Tidwell, whoseMore

Tidwell Out as Forest Service Chief

August 18, 2017 — The Trump administration announced today that U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell is retiring from the agency. His last day in office will be September 1. “From the start, we have relied on ChiefMore

Forest Service Tweaks Wyoming Logging Plan

August 15, 2017 — A logging project high in the Wyoming Rockies will be modified after FSEEE raised concerns about impacts to the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. Officials with the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest want to thinMore

Counterclaim Filed in 4FRI Lawsuit

August 11, 2017 — This spring, two former executives of Good Earth Power AZ, which holds the largest forest restoration contract ever issued by the Forest Service, sued the company, alleging they were owed more than $4 millionMore