Tag Archives: U.S. Forest Service

Tipton Introduces Protection for Private Land Owners from Feds

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) has introduced two pieces of legislation to protect private landowners from federal land management agency errors, and increase transparency in federal land exchanges and acquisitions.  In 2009, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) conducted a resurvey of federal land in Mesa County. The BLM initiates resurveys Continue reading

Committee Passes Fire Mitigation Cooperation Bill

FEMA-250The Senate Appropriations Committee included language in the Homeland Security appropriations bill yesterday instructing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to devise a strategy with the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management to better Continue reading

Tipton Questions Witnesses on Harmful Effects of Water Grab

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) questioned witnesses on the impact that the proposed U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Groundwater Directive and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) waters of the U.S. rule will have on Western water users including farmers and ranchers, ski areas, municipalities and others during a Continue reading

Obama Urges Governors to Support Wildfire Fighting Budget Plan

WILDFIREPresident Barack Obama is encouraging western governors to support a plan to budget for fighting wildfires, instead of raiding funding for Continue reading

Forest Visitors Warned of Damaged Roads

forest-service-signAs the snowpack rapidly melts and National Forest roads open, the possibility for visitors encountering road damage caused by winter run-off is becoming more likely.  U.S. Forest Service crews are finding damage in a variety of areas and are addressing issues as soon as possible, either fixing the problem or Continue reading

Elected Officials Tour Mesa County Mudslide

mesa county slide areaCongressman Scott Tipton (CO-03), Governor John Hickenlooper, Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey, Mesa County Commissioner John Justman and Collbran Mayor Pro Tem Jolyn Dorman toured the Grand Mesa mudslide by air on Saturday. During Continue reading

Bark Beetle Video Now Available Online

BARK-BEETLECapping a successful month of public showings and presentations, the video series, “Our Future Forests: Beyond Bark Beetles” is now available online for public viewing.  The video is presented by Continue reading

Forest Service to Show Bark Beetle Movie

forest-service-signMany National Forest users and visitors have questions about the bark beetle outbreak that has swept through local forests over the last decade. A unique video series, being offered by the U.S. Forest Service explores how forests have changed, and showcases stories from the people who are responding to, and living with, Continue reading

Forest Service Adds Four Aircraft to State’s Firefighting Fleet

FIRE DROPThe U.S. Forest Service says it is adding four aircraft to its firefighting fleet as California recovers from a spate of blazes and other fire-prone states brace for another hot, dry summer.  In a statement, the service said it will have a second Continue reading

Tipton Drops in to Talk About Water

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Congressman Scott Tipton stopped by the Wild West Radio studios yesterday to talk about his visit to Northwest Colorado.  Tipton has been busy with legislation to improve the state’s wildfire fighting fleet, investigations into the Benghazi incident, and fighting against federal water grabs, the latest of which was recently introduced by the U.S. Forest Service.  This is the third 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