Spotlights

Tahoe Recreation Sites Open Early

Some Tahoe recreation sites are already open and others will open early for the 2015 season. Until sites officially open, be sure to pack out all trash. Follow the link above to read more.

Tusayan Ranger District achieves goal of zero human-caused fires

Over 90 percent of wildfires in the Tahoe Basin are human-caused. Follow the link above to read how a district of the Kaibab National Forest achieved a goal of zero human-caused wildfires.

How does wildlife respond when forest management helps to reduce wildfire risk?

Forest managers face difficult choices when it comes to reducing wildfire hazards while maintaining wildlife habitat in dramatically changed forests. Follow link above to read more. 

The Power of One Tree

The Forest Service would like folks to ask themselves: Do I really know how much trees contribute to my daily life? Follow the link above to find out. 

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.

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.

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.

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.  

A century of skiing with the US Forest Service

Each year millions of visitors ski and snowboard down the snowy slopes of the ski resorts spread across National Forests. Follow the link above to read more.

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. 

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.

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.

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.