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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bald eagles' numbers soaring in Illinois

    Bald eagles' numbers soaring in Illinois
    Despite the cold weather — and also because of it — thousands of people are grabbing their binoculars this winter and heading out to find bald eagles in Illinois. Chances are better than ever they'll see scenes like the one Thursday near...
  • Firefighters start controlled burns in San Bernardino National Forest

    Firefighters start controlled burns in San Bernardino National Forest
    Firefighters have begun controlled burns in the San Bernardino National Forest, taking advantage of the recent rains and cool temperatures to eliminate brush and needles that can fuel catastrophic wildfires. The controlled burns will target spots in the...
  • For many, cut-your-own Christmas tradition is evergreen

    For many, cut-your-own Christmas tradition is evergreen
    The weekend after Thanksgiving not only signals the official start of the Christmas season, but also the start of the Christmas tree hunting season.  For many families, holiday traditions include a visit to a cut-your-own tree farm the weekend of...
  • After Thanksgiving, many Carroll families turn appetite to Christmas trees

    After Thanksgiving, many Carroll families turn appetite to Christmas trees
    The weekend after Thanksgiving not only signals the official start of the Christmas season, but also the start of the Christmas tree hunting season.  For many families, holiday traditions include a visit to a cut-your-own tree farm the weekend of...
  • 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...
  • Somers Christmas Tree Tradition Coming To An End

     Somers Christmas Tree Tradition Coming To An End
    SOMERS — There are about 500 Christmas tree farms in the Nutmeg state, but Kathy Kogut of Hemlock Hill Tree Farms estimates that at most 10 make most of their living from the seasonal sales. "You can't survive on [just] Christmas trees. You can'...
  • Arizona panel OKs $559,000 fine for safety lapses in Yarnell Hill fire

    TUCSON - The Arizona State Forestry Division could face $559,000 in fines after a state safety commission found fire officials had committed two serious workplace violations during the Yarnell Hill fire that killed 19 firefighters in June. Forestry...
  • 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...