Spotlights

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.

Western US mule deer habitat improves based on partnership restoration efforts

The mule deer on the Uinta Wasatch Cache National Forest in Utah are happy foragers these days thanks to a dedicated effort to improve their habitat. Read more at the link above.

Forest Service gets to the heart of wildland firefighters

A seven-minute video, “The Heart of a Firefighter,” takes viewers close to being as firefighter through a small screen. Follow link above to watch video and read more.

Forest Service opts to restore wetlands, remove Incline Lake Dam

A decision to restore wetlands and remove the dam at the site of the former Incline Lake was issued in early September 2014. Visit the link above to read more.

Fuelwood permits on sale

Fuelwood permits on sale now. Permits cost $20 per cord, with a two-cord minimum purchase and limit of 10 cords per household. Visit the link above to learn 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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.