U.S Forest Service

Oregon Counties Face 90 Percent Reduction in Timber Money
SALEM (AP) — A U.S. Forest Service program that infused rural communities with millions to make up for lost timber revenue is drying up.
Oregon faces a 90 percent reduction in the payments that have kept critical services afloat in many areas since environmental rules curtailed logging on feder…
Feds Eye Central Idaho Forest Road Use Following Lawsuit
BOISE (AP) — Federal officials are reconsidering how roads and motorized trails in a portion of the Sawtooth National Forest could harm threatened bull trout following a lawsuit by an environmental group.
As a result, a federal judge on Wednesday put the lawsuit by WildEarth Guardians on hold u…
US Wildfire-fighters Making Plans for 2016 Season
The nation's primary wildfire-fighters are getting ready for the 2016 season, which is expected to be worse than average in Hawaii, Alaska and the Southwest.
U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will meet with regional forest officials Tuesday to discuss pl…
Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Over ATV Use on Forest Roads
SEATTLE (AP) — Three conservation groups have settled a lawsuit they filed to stop the U.S. Forest Service from opening 350 miles of forest roads to motorized vehicles in central Washington.
Under the settlement, the Forest Service agreed not to authorize public use to all-terrain vehicles with…
Ag Secretary Visiting Cuba; Forest Restoration to Expand
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is in Cuba leading a delegation of U.S. government officials there through Saturday. Vilsack said the trip would "be an opportunity to support the administration’s commitment to normalizing relations and empowering the Cuban people through b…