| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:30 PM
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...
| Sep 25, 2013
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...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:30 PM
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...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 5:02 PM
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,...
| May 13, 2013
| 7:59 AM
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...
| May 17, 2013
| 6:03 AM
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...
| May 17, 2013
| 5:53 AM
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...
| May 28, 2013
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Oct 4, 2013
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...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 6:37 PM
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...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 3:23 PM
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...