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Forest officials take steps to limit ATV access

November 2, 2010

Caribou-Targhee National Forest officials have escalated their war against people who pioneer illegal roads on the 3 million-acre forest.

This summer and fall, Forest Service officials closed 377 illegally created roads on the seven districts that are spread from Lone Pine and Henry's...

Glacier Park has history of scientific discovery

November 1, 2010

The history of Glacier National Park viewed through the prism of research is a rich one indeed. Since before the park's formation, researchers have flocked here to explore a mountain ecosystem that to this day remains relatively pristine and intact, and is home to some of the rarest and most...

How pine bark beetles created an elaborate and deadly mess

October 28, 2010

DILLON,Colo. -- Cal Wettstein presides over a sea of dead and dying trees the size of Connecticut.

Across his domain, hillsides blanketed with lodgepole pines are in the final throes -- their needles are turning red, or their trunks are tipping precariously to one side. Others are already...

No State Department decision yet on Keystone XL pipeline

October 28, 2010

The State Department is weighing input from U.S. EPA and other federal agencies before it makes a final decision on a pipeline that would carry crude from Canada's oil sands to U.S. refineries, according to a senior State Department official.

A final decision is likely months away on the...

2010 was a good year to confine and contain wildfires

October 25, 2010

A lightning storm in late July set about 16 fires in the northern portion of the Boise National Forest — including the Little Beaver Fire, which covered just 10 or so acres when it was discovered.

Bark beetles threat waning?

October 19, 2010

As the effort to remove beetle-killed trees along forest roads gets under way this week, it appears that the number of mountain pine beetles in trees on the Helena and Beaverhead/Deerlodge national forests is declining, which could signal that the epidemic has peaked here.

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