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  • New flood-control plan produces mixed opinions

    New flood-control plan produces mixed opinions
    A revised Army Corps of Engineers study of possible flood-control projects along the Des Plaines River scrapped a controversial reservoir project near Buffalo Grove in exchange for two smaller reservoirs on Cook County Forest Preserve land. But although...
  • Pilot scouting Arkansas forest fires goes missing, search ensues

    Pilot scouting Arkansas forest fires goes missing, search ensues
    As 13 wildfires ripped across Arkansas on Friday, state forestry pilot Jacob Thomas Harrell took a small plane out to look for additional hot spots. Late Saturday, search crews still had not found any sign of either Harrell or the single-engine Cessna...
  • Need Teak? Zebrawood? Curly Maple?

    Need Teak? Zebrawood? Curly Maple?
    MANCHESTER — The shop at Parkerville Wood Products is full of pieces that will be part of an elaborate system of built-ins and wood paneling in a guest house at a Southampton summer estate. The billionaire owner is spending about $80,000 on the...
  • Proposed fracking in national forest meets broad opposition

    BRIDGEWATER, Va. — The headwaters of the Potomac River rise amid the hills and hollows of George Washington National Forest in Virginia. Small creeks dart past oak, white pine and hickory, become streams that nourish farmland and towns, and create a...
  • Cook County Forest Preserves mulls major overhaul

    Cook County Forest Preserves mulls major overhaul
    Cook County Forest Preserve District leaders on Friday unveiled sweeping plans to overhaul the sprawling system, an ambitious program to restore 30,000 acres to a pristine state, buy more land and draw thousands of new people to the natural areas. But...
  • The Perfect Christmas Tree

     
    Master Gardener Mike sends these thoughts: There really is no one perfect Christmas tree. Whether you choose to cut your own at a local tree farm, purchase a live, balled tree from your favorite nursery, or pick up an artificial......
  • Arizona agency fined $559,000 in Yarnell Hill firefighter deaths

    Arizona agency fined $559,000 in Yarnell Hill firefighter deaths
    TUCSON — The 19 firefighters who perished when 40-foot flames overtook them in a rocky canyon near Prescott in June were the victims of poor planning and bad communication, forced into a losing battle to protect structures and pasturelands that were...
  • Birdwatchers needed to help forest officials count bald eagles

    Calling all birdwatchers: National forest officials are asking for volunteers to help count bald eagles in the San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountains this winter. Starting on Dec. 21, forest rangers will hold monthly get-togethers, where volunteers...
  • Bizarre gecko discovered in remote Australian rain forest

    Bizarre gecko discovered in remote Australian rain forest
    High in the mountains of northeastern Australia, scientists have discovered three intriguing animals that are brand new to science, and you can see all three of them in the photo gallery above. They include the bizarre-looking leaf-tailed gecko...
  • Forest preserve employee charged with bribery

    Forest preserve employee charged with bribery
    A Cook County Forest Preserve District employee was secretly recorded two years ago taking $10,000 cash in kickbacks to steer contracts to a west suburban construction company owner working undercover for the FBI, federal authorities said today....
  • Cook County Forest Preserve solicits feedback for Swallow Cliff improvements

     Cook County Forest Preserve solicits feedback for Swallow Cliff improvements
    Over the past several years, the 100-foot-tall bluff in Palos Park has transformed from a winter wonderland to an intense summertime workout for those looking for an alternative to jogging or cycling. Completed in 1924, the Swallow Cliff toboggan shoots...