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What drives extreme fires? It's mostly the weather

Forest Service scientists study aftermath of Rim Fire to assess effectiveness of forest health treatments

Staff Report

FRISCO — A detailed new study of fire behavior of the 2013 Rim Fire in Yosemite provides a nuanced view of the effectiveness of forest health treatments. 452 more words

Environment

Wolf Creek Ski Area Owner Sentenced Over Permitting Violation

DENVER (AP) – Wolf Creek Ski Area owner Davey Pitcher has been sentenced to probation and community service and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine after he pleaded guilty to conducting search and rescue training on public land without a permit. 52 more words

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Forest Service seeks comment on plan to build new road to a private inholding on Peak 6 at Breckenridge Ski Area

Access law obligates Forest Service to consider road access

Staff Report

FRISCO — The owners of a 10-acre private parcel surrounded by national forest lands on Peak 6 at Breckenridge Ski Area may soon have the ultimate ski-in, ski-out cabin. 290 more words

Summit County Colorado

Trash Cleared From Illegal Pot Grow Sites In Sierra And Sequoia Forests

SEQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. (AP) — Volunteers have helped remove more than three tons of trash from illegal marijuana growing sites on national forest land in Central California. 63 more words

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National Forest proposes temporarily closing some roads for non-motorized winter trails

By Howard Meyerson

Michigan mushers eventually might get a long and safe trail system for running their dogs and for training in the Huron-Manistee National Forest. 908 more words

New Plan from U.S. Forest Service Will Allow Fracking in Virginia

According to The Washington Post, the U.S. Forest Service has backed away from a proposal that would ban fracking in the George Washington National Forest, a decision which undoubtedly  likely to upset conservationists opposed to the controversial practice. 137 more words

Virginia

Fingerprints of a forest fungus: Swiss needle cast, carbon isotopes, carbohydrates, and growth in Douglas-fir

Fingerprints of a forest fungus: Swiss needle cast, carbon isotopes, carbohydrates, and growth in Douglas-fir November 2014 Pacific Northwest Research Station Science Findings

Swiss needle cast is caused by a fungus native to the Pacific Northwest. 58 more words

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