U.S. Forest Service


Thu July 7, 2011

Environmental Group Sues BLM Over Caving Permits

This bat is affected by White Nose Syndrome, a deadly virus that has killed more than 1 million on the East Coast.
Greg Turner/Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

Attitudes about how best to protect Colorado bats from the spread of a deadly fungus is sparking debate and litigation. On Wednesday, the nonprofit Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management. The issue stems from permits the agency plans to issue to recreational cavers during a national convention later this month in Glenwood Springs.

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Wed June 15, 2011

U.S. Forest Service Grants Limited Access to Cavers in Colorado

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

As a deadly bat fungus continues to spread west, U.S. Forest Service officials in Colorado say they’re granting a limited exemption to cavers during an upcoming convention in July. The move signals cooperation between the U.S. Forest Service and recreationalists as North American bats face one of the deadliest diseases in recent memory.

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Tue June 14, 2011
Wildfire Prevention

Udall Questions Forest Service Leader about Fire Mitigation

U.S. Forest Chief Tom Tidwell

Members of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee – including Colorado Senator Mark Udall – questioned federal land management officials on Tuesday about their wildfire strategies in what’s already been a devastating wildfire season in the west.

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Mon June 13, 2011

Forest Chief Heading to Hickenlooper Cabinet

USFS Rocky Mountain Region Forester Rick Cables is taking a job with the State of Colorado.
KUNC file photo

The regional head of the US Forest service is taking a management job with the Hickenlooper Administration in Colorado.  Regional forester Rick Cables will become director of the state’s newest agency, the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife.

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Fri May 27, 2011
Outdoor recreation

Summer Recreation Season Begins in National Forests

Mummy Range, Rocky Mountain National Park
by Mark Jarvis Flickr/Creative Commons

Thousands are expected to kick off summer season in the Rocky Mountains this Memorial Day weekend.  And the U.S. Forest Service wants visitors to be aware of potential dangers.

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