U.S. Forest Service

The DC-10 at the Black Forest Fire (credit: CBS)

Forest Services Expands Firefighting Tanker Fleet

As the Obama administration pushes Congress to ensure that enough money is available to fight destructive wildfires, the U.S. Forest Service announced Tuesday it was adding four aircraft to its firefighting fleet.

05/20/2014

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Obama Administration Presses On Firefighting Funds

As California recovers from a spate of wildfires and other fire-prone states brace for another hot, dry summer, the Obama administration is pushing Congress to ensure that enough money is available to fight the destructive blazes.

05/20/2014

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Booby Traps Found On Popular Trail In Pike National Forest

The search is on for more booby traps on a popular Colorado trail after the U.S. Forest Service discovered a spike strip buried in a trail bed.

05/14/2014

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Spike Strips Found In Pike National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service is warning hikers and bike riders on Rampart Range trails that spike strips have been found hidden underneath trails in the Pike National Forest.

05/13/2014

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Firefighters To Outline 2014 Fire Season Outlook

State and federal firefighting bosses are briefing Gov. John Hickenlooper on the outlook for the 2014 wildfire season in Colorado.

05/12/2014

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Fire Crews Preparing For Wildfire Season

Fire crews are on high alert this weekend after a brush fire in Aurora on Friday.

05/02/2014

A C-130 tanker (credit: CBS)

Airborne Firefighting Training Delayed

The U.S. Forest Service and U.S. military’s annual airborne firefighting training using air drops in Wyoming has been delayed to the end of the week because of high winds.

04/30/2014

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Appeals Court Upholds Snowmass Ski Project

A federal appeals court has upheld a U.S. Forest Service decision allowing new ski terrain on Burnt Mountain in the Snowmass ski area near Aspen.

04/29/2014

A pine beetle (credit: CBS)

Pine Beetle Problem Waning, But May Be Moving To Lower Elevations

The U.S. Forest Service plans to spray nearly 8,000 trees in Northern Colorado to protect them from pine beetles.

03/24/2014

The spruce beetle (credit: for.gov.bc.ca)

Forest Survey: Spruce Beetles On March In Colorado

The U.S. Forest Service says an outbreak of spruce beetles is spreading at an accelerating rate across hundreds of square miles of new forest in Colorado.

02/14/2014

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