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  • 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...
  • Plague found in squirrel; parts of Angeles National Forest closed

    Plague found in squirrel; parts of Angeles National Forest closed
    Los Angeles County health officials confirmed this week that a trapped ground squirrel tested positive for plague, and as a precaution parts of the Angeles National Forest near Wrightwood have been closed. The areas closed, since 1 p.m. Wednesday,...
  • 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...
  • Exploring Ratlum Mountain, And A Cabin In The Woods

    Exploring Ratlum Mountain, And A Cabin In The Woods
    For those of us who spend time in the woods, there's nothing better than coming across a cabin. At Canton's Ratlum Mountain, you follow a twisting path through ferns, under giant pine trees and past rock ledges, to a clearing where the sun illuminates...
  • Bizarre gecko discovered in remote Australian rain forest

    Bizarre gecko discovered in remote Australian rain forest
    High in the mountains of northeastern Australia, scientists have discovered three intriguing animals that are brand new to science, and you can see all three of them in the photo gallery above. They include the bizarre-looking leaf-tailed gecko...