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Drought helps invasive species thrive in Utah forests

WASATCH NATIONAL FOREST, Utah — An invasive species has spread like a disease through Utah’s forests, killing thousands of trees.

The problem isn’t going away, but the Forest Service and arborists are trying to work together to make the best of the situation. 256 more words


Information and Opinion

The Forest Service has just (8/27/14) released the final EIS and Record of Decision for the Rim Fire.  If you’re really interested in public forestry (remember, this land is your land!) and its enormous complexities, try to spend a little time checking this out.  245 more words

Outdoor Adventure of the Week - Red Top Mountain (Fire Lookout), WA

When I was but a wee lad growing up among the ranches and farmland of Kittitas County I had a few big dreams.  I was going to move to the Alaskan Bush, live in a one or two-room cabin, raise sled dogs, and mine for gold (or other ore).   911 more words

Crapo: Idaho Should Play More of a Role in Managing Federal Lands

Editor’s note:  Borrowed from today’s MAGICVALLEY.COM; article authored by Nathan Brown (nbrown@magicvalley.com).

TWIN FALLS • Idaho should manage and get revenue from federal land in the state, even if it doesn’t own it, U.S. 507 more words


Lincoln National Forest-Fire on Hwy 246 is Out

Lincoln National Forest-August 26, 2014, 8:30 am
The fire near mile marker 12 on the south side of Highway 246 was on private land and was extinguished by the land owner while Forest Service crews were on the way to the scene. 14 more words

NM Fire Info

Eye on Boise: Firefighting costs continue to eat into Forest Service management budget, while disaster funding bill languishes…

Editor’s note:  Picked up the following article from Betsy Russell’s invaluable Spokesman-Review blog; it was published on the 20th.  At the article’s end, a link is offered to a pdf of the full document she’s reporting on — and it’s well worth downloading and looking over. 653 more words


More on the Forest Service cull of Murderers Creek wild horse herd

Meanwhile, the BLM’s Prineville District Office in Oregon, for their part, currently allows grazing allotments on the Murderers Creek Herd Management Area (HMA) to graze 576 cattle in May, 470 cattle in June and 365 cattle in July and August.  824 more words

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