U.S. Forest Service

Crews Fight Fire in Medicine Bow National Forest
Firefighters from several agencies are battling a 76-acre blaze in the Medicine Bow National Forest, a spokesman said. “We had a new start yesterday on the extreme northern end of the Medicine Bow National Forest in the Laramie Peak area about a mile away from Curtis Gulch Campground,”…
U.S. Forest Service Prohibits Off-Road Driving
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is reminding the public that off-road driving is not allowed on the Medicine Bow National Forest in southeastern Wyoming. Dry conditions so far this winter have left many roads open that usually are blocked by snow. Many roads are wet and muddy and…
Forest Service Waives Fees For Veterans Day
This coming weekend is the Veterans Day holiday weekend and in honor of military service personnel who put their lives on the line, the U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at most of its day use recreation sites. Larry Sandoval is spokesman for the Medicine Bow National Forest offices. “Those…
Bark Beetles, Eating Their Way To Cycle’s End?
U.S. Forest Service officials are reporting the second year of a significant drop in the number of tree deaths from bark beetles in western National Forests. However, Rob Mangold of the US Forest Service says, there’s an upside and a downside to the decline. “Due to the fact that the s…
USDA Invests Dollars Toward Wood-To-Energy
Utilization of forests and grasslands are part of rural prosperity, says U.S. Department of Agriculture, Secretary Tom Vilsack. To that end Vilsack says the department is working to boost recreational use and do more forest restoration. That involves thinning of dead trees and brush that reduces fir…

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