U.S. Forest Service

Boulder Canyon Closures Protect Nesting Birds

The U.S. Forest Service will be implementing annual closures in Boulder Canyon beginning Feb. 1 in order to protect nesting golden eagles.

01/30/2015

Waterton Canyon (credit: CBS)

Waterton Canyon Reopens, Xcel Project Wraps Up Early

Waterton Canyon will fully be open to recreation for the first time since Sept. 2014 now that an Xcel Energy project wrapped up earlier than expected.

01/15/2015

Wolf Creek Ski Area (credit: wolfcreekski.com)

More Time Sought To Protest Federal Land Swap Near Wolf Creek Ski Area

Environmental groups want more time to file a protest on a public land swap involving a proposed development near the Wolf Creek Ski Area.

12/30/2014

(credit: Wolf Creek/Jack Dempsey)

Wolf Creek Ski Area Owner Sentenced Over Permitting Violation

Wolf Creek Ski Area owner Davey Pitcher has been sentenced to probation and community service and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine after he pleaded guilty to conducting search and rescue training on public land without a permit.

12/16/2014

(credit: CBS)

Federal Government Limits Drilling In White River National Forest

The federal government is making more than 90 percent of the 2.2-million-acre White River National Forest off-limits to future energy exploration.

12/09/2014

Browns Canyon National Monument Measure Debated

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall asked for the public’s help Saturday to designate 16 square miles of federal land as a monument and wilderness in Browns Canyon.

12/06/2014

Shannon Lukens of Steamboat Springs took this photo on Nov. 29 from her family's Christmas tree cutting celebration "at a friend’s ranch in Rand."

Forest Service Sets Christmas Tree Cutting Dates In Colorado

The U.S. Forest Service is planning to open five Christmas tree cutting areas along the Front Range next month.

11/27/2014

An artist's rendition of a summertime zipline (credit: CBS)

Vail Gets Permission For New Ziplines, Mountain Coaster & Trails

Even though ski season is just starting, Vail is already looking forward to next summer.

10/21/2014

(credit: CBS)

Forest Service Tweaks Rules On Media And Commercial Photography

The U.S. Forest Service will not charge media outlets to take photos or shoot video during news-gathering operations, it said late Thursday.

09/26/2014

The avalanche cleanup on Berthoud Pass in January 2014 (credit: Aaron Davidon, Grand County Search And Rescue)

Forest Service OKs Remote Blasting Of Avalanches On Berthoud Pass

The U.S. Forest Service has approved the use of remote-controlled blasters to trigger small snowslides in an attempt to keep big avalanches from blocking Berthoud Pass near Winter Park Resort.

09/24/2014

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