Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, may not fly in areas of National Forest System lands that have Temporary Flight Restrictions in place, such as wildfires, without prior approval from the U.S. Forest Service. For more information, visit the Know Before You Fly website.
Every Kid in a Park Gets One Free Christmas Tree Permit
New this year, the Every Kid in a Park (EKiP) initiative is offering one free Christmas tree permit to fourth-graders that have a valid EKiP pass. To get the free Christmas tree permit, bring your fourth-grader to a U.S. Forest Service District office and present their “Every Kid in a Park” pass. These free permits ONLY available at U.S. Forest Service District offices. For more information about Every Kid in a Park visit: www.everykidinapark.gov.
Every year from January through March, the Forest Service hires thousands of temporary (mostly summer) employees for a variety of jobs, most of them in the field. Temporary employees have a very special place within the Forest Service. Most Forest Service career employees started out in temporary positions, including as trail crew, fire lookouts, seasonal biologists, and many more. The Rocky Mountain Region is hiring over 600 temporary positions across 17 national forests and 7 national grasslands located in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming. For more information visit: temporary/seasonal jobs in 2016.
The snow is falling, what to do-what to do...
Are you looking for something fun to do outside? he Winter Activities page might give you some ideas.
An unprecedented, landscape-scale conservation effort across the western United States has significantly reduced threats to the greater sage-grouse across 90 percent of the species’ breeding habitat and enabled the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to conclude that the charismatic rangeland bird does not warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This collaborative, science-based greater sage-grouse strategy is the largest land conservation effort in U.S. history. The FWS reached this determination after evaluating the bird’s population status, along with the collective efforts by the BLM and U.S. Forest Service, state agencies, private landowners and other partners to conserve its habitat.
It started with a call from a concerned landowner living on Pine Country Lane, nestled in the foothills just west of Denver. Their home was sitting at the top of a hill in a tinderbox surrounded by dense forests dying from bark beetle and tussock moth invasions. That call was the catalyst to one of the most exciting restoration projects on the Colorado Front Range.
This video is meant to inspire parents and kids alike to get outside and have fun playing; all while helping their mind and body at the same time. This video was made to try and improve the general health of children and bring families together in the natural world.