Latest Forests News

Vice president: Brazil ending Amazon deployment of soldiers

Oct. 15, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's Vice President Hamilton Mourão said on Friday that a deployment of soldiers to the Amazon rainforest will end, just weeks before the global climate conference where the administration aims to show commitment to curbing illegal deforestation. ...

Rare grizzly bear confirmed in northern Idaho forest

Oct. 15, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Wildlife managers in northern Idaho are warning people to be on the watch for grizzly bears after one was recently reported in the Coeur d'Alene National Forest. Idaho Fish and Game regional wildlife biologist Barb McCall Moore said in a...

Feds agree to keep cattle out of northern Arizona rivers

Oct. 14, 2021 20:23 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Federal land-management agencies have agreed to do more to keep cattle from grazing in sensitive habitat for threatened and endangered species in the Verde River watershed, settling a lawsuit filed by environmental groups. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

Project could help needy Mississippi families hold onto land

Oct. 14, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A nonprofit law firm announced a new project Thursday to help low-income Mississippi families hold onto inherited land, an effort that advocates say would build wealth and preserve biological diversity by promoting better forest management. The...

Tennessee man ordered to pay state for timber theft

Oct. 14, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man has been ordered to pay restitution for illegally taking timber logs from Bledsoe State Forest in Tennessee, state agriculture officials said. John T. Simmons of Pikeville was charged in June with theft, trespass and vandalism after he was...

VW, Conservation Fund transfer land for Cherokee Forest

Oct. 13, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Volkswagen of America and The Conservation Fund have completed their effort to transfer land to be included in the Cherokee National Forest, they said. The move is part of Volkswagen's $1.25 million donation to the fund, they said Tuesday in a...

German girl found alive after being lost in forest

Oct. 12, 2021 09:45 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — An 8-year-old German girl who was lost for two days in a forested area along the German-Czech border was found alive on Tuesday after a search involving hundreds of rescue workers, police said. Julia Sleegers was suffering from hypothermia but her life is...

Bernheim Forest adds ambassador to attract young adults

Oct. 11, 2021 03:01 AM EDT

CLERMONT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Bernheim Forest has a new ambassador whose role includes working with young adults in the Louisville area to try to foster a love of nature. The Bernheim field ambassador, Kenyetta Johnson, will work there in multiple departments, WLKY-TV...

Fire-ravaged Greek island of Evia hit by floods, mudslides

Oct. 10, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The island of Evia, Greece’s second-largest, has been hit by floods months after devastating forest fires last summer destroyed about a third of its forest cover. There were no casualties from the heavy rains that hit the northern part of the...

Forest Service seeks to pinpoint Hanging Lake headwaters

Oct. 10, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The fire, floods and massive debris flows of the past year in Glenwood Canyon could help answer an aeons-old question — where exactly does the underground source of water that feeds Hanging Lake begin? The U.S. Forest Service is working...