Spotlights

Can your ashes campaign!

Fireplace or woodstove embers can remain hot enough to kindle a fire for days. To learn how to properly dispose of fireplace, wood stove or barbecue ashes, visit the link above.  

Ready, set, lights! U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree delivered, decorated and ready

The 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree lighting ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. (EST) Tuesday, Dec. 2.

Learn the signs of hypothermia

When exposed to extreme cold, your body begins to lose heat faster than it can produce. Learn more about how to prevent hypothermia by visiting the link above.

Tahoe Basin Watershed Education Summit

Students from Lake Tahoe area high schools participated in an exciting environmental program this past summer. Visit the link above to read more and watch the video.

Climate change is going 3D

Understanding the effects of global warming, especially the amount of precipitation contained in clouds, has been limited by the use of old satellite technology. Read more above. 

Annual salmon migration continues on Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

Since the second week in July, locals and visitors alike have enjoyed the sockeye salmon migration. Follow the link above to read more.

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Follw-Up Objector Meeting

To read the agenda and objection issue summaries for the July 1, 2014 follow-up meeting, visit the link above.

Protecting a California Legacy

The Forest Service now has an opportunity to manage a national treasure with national monument status, the San Gabriel Mountains.

US Forest Service Keeping Score on Climate Change

Day after day we’re seeing more impacts from climate change, and many concerned folks want to know what exactly their government is doing about it. Follow the link above to read more.

RESTORE Episode 14: Marijuana Grows and Restoration

Marijuana growing on our national forests causes significant harm to the land, water and animals. Visit the link above to watch the video.

U.S. Forest Service Harvests 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree in Minnesota

About 500 people gathered to witness the cutting of the 88-foot, 13,000-pound 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree on the Chippewa National Forest. Follow the link above to read more.

RESTORE Episode 13: Fire Behavior and Ecological Restoration

By employing specially designed heat resistant camera boxes, the agency has been able to document surprising fire behavior. Visit the link above to watch the video.

Forestry students vie for a free trip to Russia

The International Jr. Foresters' Competition promotes and rewards young scientists for their efforts in the environmental field. 

Milwaukee Welcomes the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, Salutes Veterans

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree helped transform Milwaukee’s Cathedral Square Park into Community Spirit Park on Veteran’s Day. Follow the link above to read more.

Forest, grasslands users now have access to digital maps

Now dealing with a map may be faster, easier and more convenient by opening your smart device and using a U.S. Forest Service digital map. Read more by visiting the link above.