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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Controversial Cook County forest preserve buy is largest in 45 years

    Controversial Cook County forest preserve buy is largest in 45 years
    As drivers top the crest of Algonquin Road in Barrington Hills, they’re treated to a rare sight in the Chicago area: a sweeping vista of horses grazing on rolling hills, groves of trees lining the horizon. The verdant expanse of land that makes up...
  • Planting the seeds of doubt about what tree to plant in the front yard

    I wish I had been able to join the students from the GreenMount School in Remington and Independence School in Hampden on Arbor Day as they planted 40 small trees along Stony Run. Besides being fun, initiatives like this one by the Baltimore City Forestry...
  • Will County cracks down on forest preserve encroachment

    Will County cracks down on forest preserve encroachment
    If the forest preserve land abutting your yard has become home for your old boat, storage for firewood or the perfect spot for your compost pile, you might soon be getting a letter from the Will County Forest Preserve District. The forest preserve...
  • Santa Ana winds, hot weather prompt fire agencies to beef up crews

    Santa Ana winds, hot weather prompt fire agencies to beef up crews
    Fire agencies in Southern California are beefing up crews and pre-positioning equipment in wilderness areas because of Santa Ana winds and hot weather expected to last for several days. The dry northeast winds, along with dangerously low relative...
  • Florida Springs Guide: Silver Glen Springs in the Ocala National Forest

    Florida Springs Guide: Silver Glen Springs in the Ocala National Forest
    Silver Glen Springs in the Ocala National Forest Silver Glen Springs is located in the Silver Glen Springs Recreational Area of the Ocala National Forest, about 11 miles south of the town of Salt Springs. From the intersection of State Roads (SR) 19...
  • Florida Springs Guide: Juniper Springs in the Ocala National Forest

    Florida Springs Guide: Juniper Springs in the Ocala National Forest
    Juniper Springs Ocala National Forest Visitor Center 10863 E. Highway 40 Silver Springs, FL 34488 352-625-3147 or 352-236-0288 Located in the Southeastern part of the Ocala National Forest, off Fla. 40, offers a full range of outdoor activities....
  • Twin peaks define southwest coast of West Indies' St. Lucia

    Twin peaks define southwest coast of West Indies' St. Lucia
    SOUFRIERE, ST. LUCIA, West Indies - The Pitons dominate the southwest coast of St. Lucia. The twin volcanic spires are the iconic image of St. Lucia, the green hulking peaks rising from the sea side by side in dramatic fashion. Le Gros Piton and Le...
  • A voyage along Alaska's Inside Passage on the Malaspina ferry

    JUNEAU, Alaska — I'd been told she'd had a little work done. Who can blame her? She was turning 50, and her life had been hard. The miles were starting to show. But after an $8-million update, she was as good as new and ready to celebrate —...