U.S Forest Service

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Message scent: Douglas fir beetles detoured from Ouray forest by pheromone packets

Volunteers armed with staplers reach high to ward off tiny invaders who prefer the biggest, oldest, most beautiful Douglas firs in the forest

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Hunger for uphill ski land has resorts, Forest Service looking at acres unused inside existing ski permits

Bluebird Backcountry, on the hunt for a home for its chairlift-free ski area, is exploring using thousands of ungroomed acres inside ski area boundaries

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The government shutdown is taking a toll on wildfire preparations across the West

Firefighting training courses are being canceled from Tennessee to Oregon, piles of dead trees are untended in federal forests and controlled burns to thin dry vegetation aren't getting done

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U.S. Forest Service has built a wild horse pen that could allow it to sell the animals for slaughter

The U.S. Forest Service, however, denies claims by horse advocates it has made up its mind to sell the more than 250 horses for slaughter

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The Buffalo fire, near Silverthorne, was one of the first big tests for fire breaks in Colorado. Now, communities are changing their tune toward them.

The wildfire started on June 12 and was racing toward $1 billion in homes and infrastructure. Then, crews stopped the flames in their tracks.