Category: Dispatch

Tahoe Snowmobile Proposal Sparks Hostile Response

June 5, 2018 — A Forest Service plan to regulate snowmobile use on California’s Tahoe National Forest is generating heated responses from those who want free rein to ride the machines where they wish. Some of those whoMore

Groups Sue Forest Service Over Tongass Logging Plan

May 16, 2018 — Conservationists are challenging a proposed old-growth timber sale on Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, saying it would harm wildlife, curtail tourism and cost taxpayers millions. The project calls for logging more than 500 acres ofMore

Survey Says: Montanans Want More Wilderness

May 11, 2018 — A new survey shows that voters in Montana increasingly favor protecting public lands and are largely opposed to efforts by their congressional representatives to rescind protections for wild stretches in the state. The surveyMore

Feds to Remove Mountain Goats from Olympic Peninsula

May 4, 2018 — Non-native mountain goats in Washington state’s Olympic National Park may soon get one-way tickets across Puget Sound to the Cascade Mountains. The National Park Service, in coordination with the Forest Service and the WashingtonMore

Quota System Considered for Oregon Wilderness Areas

April 24, 2018 — Five congressionally designated wilderness areas in Oregon’s central Cascades could be subject to a permitting system and visitor limitations under a draft plan released by the Forest Service last week. The environmental assessment, calledMore

Hubbard is Trump’s Pick to Oversee Forest Service

April 16, 2018 — A former Colorado state forester with an extensive background in wildland firefighting is Donald Trump’s pick to oversee the Forest Service as Undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment. James Hubbard served as Colorado’s topMore

A Win for Warblers

April 13, 2018 — Here’s an Endangered Species Act success story. This week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced it intends to remove the Kirtland’s warbler from the threatened and endangered species list. The small songbird wasMore

Tree-sitters Oppose Appalachian Pipeline

April 10, 2018 — Opponents of a $3.5 billion natural gas pipeline have taken to the trees in an effort to stop the controversial project, which would transect the Appalachian Mountains. Since late February, protesters have stationed themselvesMore

Future Bleak for Rare Pacific Martens

April 5, 2018 — A subspecies of martens that lives along the Pacific Coast in California and Oregon will likely go extinct if nothing is done to help the animals, according to a study released this week. PacificMore

Interim Forest Service Chief Named

March 9, 2018 — A Forest Service manager with a background in wildfire management was tapped yesterday to lead the agency after the resignation of Chief Tony Tooke earlier this week. Vicki Christiansen has worked with the ForestMore