| May 18, 2014
In the very near future, you may have to pay a fee to use a bathroom in one of Southern California's four national forests. You may have to pay another fee to eat at one of the prefab picnic tables plunked next to the parking lot. You might even have to...
| May 21, 2014
| 1:50 PM
Last Sunday the L.A. Times ran an editorial which distorted and glossed over the facts of the April 28 federal court's decision regarding the Adventure Pass requirements for visitors to our Angeles National Forest. To set the record straight, the...
| May 22, 2014
| 6:01 PM
The top 10 new species of 2014 includes a see-through snail, a teeny tiny wasp with fairy wings, and an anenome that lives on the underside of a glacier -- all of which are brand-new to science.
The list was put together by the SUNY College of...
| Jan 29, 2014
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.
| Feb 6, 2014
| 10:50 AM
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...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 7:33 PM
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...
| May 6, 2014
| 6:33 PM
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...
| May 6, 2014
| 2:08 PM
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...
| May 9, 2014
| 12:39 PM
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...
| May 12, 2014
| 6:55 PM
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...
| May 13, 2014
| 12:18 PM
With triple-digit temperatures expected in parts of Southern California on Tuesday and Wednesday, it seems like an appropriate time to welcome you all to the new climate-warmed fire season. Well, everybody except Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who doesn&...