Researchers developed a computer model of a complex forest ecosystem to simulate the release of carbon during the 2002 fire season in Colorado.
The original Bitterroot project was to be the largest timber sale in US history, producing 190 million board feet of timber from 46,000 acres of forests burned during the summer forest fires of 2000.
Of immediate concern is the slimy muck that threatens the Colorado Plateau’s multimillion-dollar recreational river rafting industry.
The report analyzes the plants and animals that inhabit (or inhabited) the vast terrain explored by Lewis and Clark and provides a look at the status of forests, mountains and plains that the expedition documented.
This is the fifth time in less than 10 years that the U.S. government is requesting public comment on snowmobile use in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.
Federal dam managers failed to meet federal standards for water quantity and water temperature in the Snake and Columbia rivers, violating the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Water Act.
In an effort to protect the California spotted owl and the Pacific fisher conservation groups filed suit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in federal district court.
The Aug. 24 decision upholds that cattle grazing harms the desert tortoise and its critical habitat.
Two lightning-ignited fires roared through forests of pinon pine, Utah juniper and Gambel oak in Mesa Verde National Park, scorching 21,061 acres in the park and another 7,786 acres nearby.
California led the nation in closures and advisories with 5,780, compared to 3,547 in 1999.