U.S. Forest Service

10:20am

Mon April 16, 2012
Politics

Bill Pushes for Sale of Federal Lands in Colorado

Colorado General Assembly www.state.co.us

A state house committee is set to hear a controversial bill today that seeks to force the federal government to sell certain public lands in Colorado and put some of the proceeds into a state trust fund for education and water projects.

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2:48pm

Thu January 26, 2012
Environment

Forest Restoration, Water Key in New Forest Service Planning Rule

U.S. Forest Service

Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced new rules that will change how almost 200 million acres of National Forest lands are managed across the country and in Colorado.

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6:00am

Fri December 2, 2011
Environment

Study Calls Sustained Funding ‘Essential’ for Fighting Bark Beetle Epidemic

U.S. Forest Service

A new study by the U.S. Forest Service says sustained funding from the government will be “essential” for the agency to continue its fight against the bark beetle epidemic. An estimated 41 million acres of western forests have already been destroyed by the insects--including 4 million in Colorado and Wyoming.

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2:40pm

Thu August 4, 2011
Business

Forest Service to Give Sawmills Break from Timber Contracts

In an effort to help prevent Colorado’s three remaining sawmills from shutting down, the US Forest Service is offering to renegotiate timber sale contracts that were inked prior to the recession and the downturn in the housing market. 

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12:20pm

Fri July 15, 2011
Roadless Rule

Public Comment Period Closes for Colorado Roadless Rule

The U.S. Forest Service is expected to make a decision about Colorado’s Roadless Rule by the end of the year.  The final public comment period for the proposal wrapped up Thursday with nearly 55,000 responses from across the state.

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