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  • Rim fire's effects likely to last for decades to come

    Rim fire's effects likely to last for decades to come
    TUOLUMNE, Calif. — Tourists stopped at the Rim of the World overlook on California 120 earlier this month to take photos of the panoramic view — just as they always have. But they stared in silence at the ashen hues of a landscape swept by...
  • At dusk, nature trails lead to a mysterious world

    At dusk, nature trails lead to a mysterious world
    The sun had sunk behind the trees. In the fading light, the woods were dusky shadows. And faintly, just barely, I thought I heard something. I stood still and listened in the quiet of the darkening forest. Hoo hoo hoo. Hoo. An owl. I was smiling...
  • BGE plan to uproot hundreds of trees in Leakin Park sparks furor

    BGE plan to uproot hundreds of trees in Leakin Park sparks furor
    One of the largest urban woodland parks in the eastern United States appears destined to get less wooded. Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. aims to cut a swath up to two miles long through Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park in West Baltimore to replace an aging...
  • The trouble with parking at state parks

    The trouble with parking at state parks
    The California state parks system is pretty clueless about parking -- which, strange to say, is kind of an important issue for it these days because it's how we pay to get in and how it gets a lot of its money. Much of the time, at many of the parks,...
  • Virginia Department of Forestry: Woman's vision protects family's forest and its valuable legacy with conservation easement

    Virginia  Department of Forestry: Woman's vision protects family's forest and its valuable legacy with conservation easement
    In 1961, when Mrs. Segar White Guy inherited her father’s 306-acre tract of unmanaged forestland in Sussex County, she made the long-term commitment to improve the quality of the woodland, according to a news release from the Virginia Department...
  • Grand fire burns through 3,800 acres; crews attack from air

    Grand fire burns through 3,800 acres; crews attack from air
    More than 1,400 firefighters were on the lines Friday, battling a brush fire that’s burned through more than 3,800 acres in Ventura and Kern counties since Wednesday. The Grand fire is 25% contained, and the threatened Hungry Valley State Park and...
  • A Journey To A Windswept Island In Goodwin State Forest

    A Journey To A Windswept Island In Goodwin State Forest
    Maybe it's because I read "Treasure Island" too many times as a kid. Or maybe it was the islands of grass -- known as "witches heads" -- we would hop across as kids to get to the other side of the swamp. Whatever the reason, I love islands. Whether I...
  • Greener state, greener city

    Greener state, greener city
    The recent passage and signing of landmark forest legislation will help protect the health and well-being of all Marylanders for generations to come. Maryland has made a commitment to "no net loss" of our state's forests — both urban and rural...
  • Beware the clear-cutters

    Beware the clear-cutters
    Even before the embers from the Rim fire had stopped smoldering, the House of Representatives was using the catastrophic forest fire as an excuse to pass a harmful logging bill. HR 1526, the so-called Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities...
  • In Rim fire's aftermath, controversy over the recovery effort

    In Rim fire's aftermath, controversy over the recovery effort
    BUCKHORN MEADOWS, Calif. — Calls for massive salvage logging, restoration and reforestation projects in the 257,000 acres of public wilderness scarred by the Rim fire have ignited controversy over how to proceed with the largest recovery effort...
  • Development Chips Away At Connecticut's Forests

    If you were hiking in a state forest infused with lovely fall colors, you might think Connecticut's forests were in top shape. And you would be right — up to a point. The sylvan expanses look lush and robust. Except, perhaps, when you come to a...