Tag Archives: National Forests

Nation’s Forests Need Disease and Wildfire Prevention

forest-service-signDrought has killed about 12 million trees in California’s national forests. In the Rocky Mountain region, an epidemic of pine beetles has damaged trees over a stretch of 32 million acres. Altogether, up to 40 percent of the entire national forest system is in need of treatment to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire and Continue reading

Legislation Would Restore PILT and Extend SRS

piltA bipartisan bill was introduced yesterday to restore mandatory funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. It would also renew the Secure Rural Schools program, which supports schools, law-enforcement and roads in more than 700 rural counties across the country. Colorado counties received $34.5 million in Continue reading

U.S.D.A. Accepting Applications for Biomass funding

USDA-300The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) began accepting applications this week from energy facilities interested in receiving forest or agricultural residues to generate clean energy. The support comes through the Continue reading

Forest Service to Begin Expediting Beetle Treatment

BARK-BEETLEThe U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is primed to begin using its new authority to expedite the treatment process for forest land that has been damaged by insects and disease. In testimony Wednesday before the Continue reading