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CRS -- Forest Service Appropriations, FY2010-FY2014: In Brief

Forest Service Appropriations, FY2010-FY2014: In Brief (PDF)
Source: Congressional Research Service (via National Agricultural Law Center)

The Forest Service (FS) is responsible for managing 193 million acres of the National Forest System, as well as conducting forestry research and providing assistance to state, local, private, and international forest owners.

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White-Nose Syndrome Discovered in Bats in Bankhead National Forest

Double Springs, Alabama  (March 27, 2014)  – The U.S. Forest Service has discovered White-Nose Syndrome (WNS) in two bats collected recently in the Bankhead National Forest.   408 more words

'PROLIFERATION' OF ARMED UNITS SEEN IN FEDERAL AGENCIES

(Watchdog.org) In late February, four federal agents carrying side arms with a drug-sniffing dog descended on the Taos Ski Valley in what was called a “saturation patrol.” 26 more words

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Feds want Alta snowboarding lawsuit dismissed

SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Forest Service has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed over Alta ski resort’s snowboarding ban.

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A Transparent MSPB Contributes to a Better Understanding of Broken Government

Here is a link to a great article about a not-so-great situation at the U.S. Forest Service (low morale, punitive management, culture of fear, etc.). Near the end of the article, the author, Emily Yehle, cites to this blog’s… 115 more words

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Pine Beetle Problem Waning, But May Be Moving To Lower Elevations

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – The U.S. Forest Service plans to spray nearly 8,000 trees in Northern Colorado to protect them from pine beetles.

The pine beetle epidemic has killed thousands of trees across the state, but now the problem is waning. 97 more words

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US Forestry Officer Slain In Pursuit Remembered

MARION, N.C. (AP) — Friends and law-enforcement peers are remembering a U.S. Forest Service officer shot and killed during a manhunt for a North Carolina killer. 97 more words

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