Feature Stories

Forest Service honors outstanding achievements in conservation

April 15, 2013 - An educational program about bats, an effort to increase Dusky Canada goose breeding and an annual bird migration celebration are among the winners of the 2013 Wings Across the Americas Conservation Awards. The U.S. Forest Service awards were… Read more

Innovative partnership to protect Colorado Springs water supply

April 15, 2013 - The U.S. Forest Service and Colorado Springs (Colo.) Utilities recently announced a new 5-year partnership to help restore the areas burned by the devastating Waldo Canyon Fire that tore through part of the west side of the city in 2012. Through the partnership,… Read more

Forest Service prairie may see bison again

April 15, 2013 - Today, roughly half-a-million bison dot the nation’s landscape, a far cry from the more than 20 to 30 million that once roamed much of North America. And while they have not been part of the Forest Service’s… Read more

Ski with a Ranger a breathtaking adventure

March 18, 2013 - But a new program pairs U.S. Forest Service rangers and guests at the Lake Tahoe Heavenly Mountain Resort for an hour-long, free, guided ski and snowboard tour. “When you attend a Ski… Read more

Threatened sea bird with a catchy name

March 15, 2013 - Marbled murrelets are not the background singers in a ‘60s band. Rather, they are a native sea bird species whose population south of Canada is declining. Like the Pacific Northwest’s iconic northern spotted owl, this small seabird’s nesting habitat may be threatened by the loss of coastal old-… Read more

Gardening, farming take root in New York City

March 5, 2013 - If your picture of New York City is skyscrapers and neon, consider expanding that image to include vegetable crops – a lot of vegetable crops – growing everywhere from ground level to rooftops. The Big Apple boasts the largest community gardening program in the United States, and one result is… Read more