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National Forests

Why President Roosevelt Is Turning Over In His Grave At Our Neglect Of Public Lands

Audrey Peterman | Posted 09.10.2016 | Green
Audrey Peterman

The widespread exploitation of our natural resources coincides and is closely tied to the distress of our planet writhing under massive droughts, wildfires, glacial melting, animal die-offs and human displacement. Our general response seems to be one big shrug.

My Harrowing Wildfire Escape

Jeff Frost | Posted 08.26.2016 | Los Angeles
Jeff Frost

"No one is leaving this valley. The road is blocked at both ends by the fire, so stay put! It's gonna get really hot and windy. Do not shut your vehicle off!" said the fire chief.

Kate Sheppard

Democratic Governor Backs Controversial Pipeline Project | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

Dominion Resources plans to build a 550-mile pipeline to bring natural gas into the South, and it got the blessing of Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry M...

Top 10 Enchanting Forests

Cheapflights | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel

In honor of Earth Day on April 22, the travel experts at have picked our top 10 favorite forests from across the planet.

1872 Mining Law Is Obsolete and in Need of Reform

Frances Causey | Posted 03.13.2013 | Green
Frances Causey

It's just not worth it. And if you don't believe me, just ask the people of Furtei in Sardinia, Italy.

Telling the Stories of our National Forests

Hannah Ettema | Posted 10.21.2012 | Green
Hannah Ettema

Every acre of our National Forests and Grasslands is ours to enjoy and protect. At the National Forest Foundation, I get to help make sure that everyone knows it.

'There Is An Urgent Need To Safeguard The Remaining Forest Lands'

| Posted 01.22.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Susanne Rust Nearly 60 million acres of national forests were put off-limits to motor ...

A Greener Vision for Los Angeles: A San Gabriel Mountains Recreation Area

Bill Meadows | Posted 12.28.2011 | Green
Bill Meadows

With so many LA neighborhoods desperate for parks or healthy outdoor activities, a recreation area that includes the forests, as well as San Gabriel River sections near urban neighborhoods, would be a watershed moment.

Why Logging US National Forestland to Sell Timber to China Is a Really Bad Idea

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 12.18.2011 | Business
Carol Pierson Holding

Forests are our treasures whose value to recreation, health and happiness is immeasurable. With financial returns from logging our national forests uncertain at best, how can we even think of cutting them down?

Millions of Acres of Land You Inherited Are at Risk

Rep. John Garamendi | Posted 11.21.2011 | Green
Rep. John Garamendi

We are losing open space at an alarming rate. It is critical that we protect the green places we have and fight to maintain balance in the laws and policies that determine how our lands are managed.

Election Stalls Progress Towards A Healthier Planet

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

There is no reason to beat around the bush: the November election results are a setback in our progress towards a cleaner, healthier, more sustainable...

Federal Investments Required to Expand Service and Learning Opportunities For Young People on Public Lands

Harry Bruell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Harry Bruell

Too many young Americans are exercising their thumbs playing video games these days, instead of exercising their bodies playing outside.

Colorado Roadless Rule: It's Scientists Versus Politicians On State Exemption Issue

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Some key Colorado politicians seem to like the state's controversial roadless rule -- submitted last week to the Obama administration -- but a lot of ...

Bill Ritter Submits Plan For Colorado To Manage Its Own State Parks

The Denver Post | Bruce Finley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Gov. Bill Ritter today is submitting a request to the Obama administration to let Colorado manage roadless national forests in the state according to ...

Wyoming Roadless Rule Lawsuit:

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Environmental attorneys were encouraged by the tone of a final 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hearing on the controversial 2001 Clinton Roadless R...

Uncle Sam Complicit in Killing Colorado Forests

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sean Paige

It was reported several weeks ago that the beetle blight sweeping through Colorado is slowing somewhat. The bad news: It's slowing because huge swaths of forest are dead.

Decades Later, Public Land Fund Still a Great Idea

Will Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Will Rogers

As a former developer myself, I'm not against growth, but there are special places we all love that should be kept open and wild and not be developed.

U.S. Forest Service Warns Hikers To Beware Of Campers Drinking Tecate Beer, Eating Tortillas and Playing Spanish Music

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The US Forest Service issued and then retracted a Labor Day warning advising hikers to "beware of campers in national forests drinking Tecate beer, ea...

Putting the Keystone Back on Our Wildlands Legacy

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Vilsack acknowledged for the first time that climate change and fragmentation are a serious threat to the health of our forests.