Hawaii closes nature reserve cliff popular with climbers
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii has closed access to a cliff face in a nature reserve over concerns that rock-climbing activities are threatening native plant species and modifying the rock face,...
Montana city pays $23K for tree damage caused by heavy snow
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Heavy snow in Montana has cost a city tens of thousands of dollars in cleanup work after widespread tree damage.
Rejection of Oregon forest ballot measures draws lawsuit
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Backers of rejected ballot measures proposed by environmentalists to tighten Oregon's forestry have filed a lawsuit, saying Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno broke with legal...
Mississippi burn ban lifted but some county bans remain
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says the state burn ban has been lifted because of recent rainfall but some county bans are still in effect.
Wildfires still a threat despite rain in Alabama
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Scattered rain across Alabama hasn't been enough to ease the wildfire threat.
The Alabama Forestry Commission says all 67 counties remain under a fire alert that was...
Peak peeping in Maine, where leaves are turning all over
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — It's peak season for leaf peeping in Maine, where fall foliage has just about reached its high point of coloration for the fall.
Hawaii board to consider nature preserve access restrictions
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii will consider whether to restrict access to a nature reserve where rock-climbing activities are threatening native plant species, officials said.
Forestry professor predicts subdued fall colors in Smokies
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A forestry professor says the fall leaf colors in the Smoky Mountains will be more subdued this year.
Wayne Clatterbuck tells The Daily Times that color changes...
Pest that feasts on broccoli found in Maine for first time
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Agriculture authorities in Maine say an invasive pest that can damage crops such as cabbage and broccoli has been found in the state for the first time.
Louisiana couple arrested, accused of stealing timber
DERIDDER, La. (AP) — A Louisiana couple has been accused of stealing more than $35,000 worth of timber.
According to the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, enforcement agents...
Vermont groups seeking ash tree stories, photos
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Program and the Vermont Land Trust are gathering stories and photos about the state's ash trees which are threatened by an ash-tree...
Experts say it’s a ‘mast year’ in the region for acorns
BOSTON (AP) — Experts say trees in the region are producing a lot of acorns this year.
The Boston Globe reports that experts say the region appears to be experiencing a "mast year." Certain...
Sassafras-killing laurel wilt disease detected in Tennessee
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Agriculture says a disease that kills sassafras trees has been detected in Dickson and Montgomery counties.
Expert: Expect less colorful foliage in southwest Virginia
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Dry conditions will likely mean less colorful fall foliage than usual in southwest Virginia.
That's according to John Seiler, a forestry professor at Virginia Tech and...
Legislative committee to vote on DNR chief confirmation
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican legislators are poised to vote on whether to recommend the state Senate confirm Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' pick to lead the Department of Natural...
Most Louisiana horticulture license exams now computer based
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain says most Louisiana horticulture license exams are now given by computer, streamlining the process.
California resident hospitalized with more than 100 stings
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California resident has been hospitalized after being stung by bees more than 100 times.
The Desert Sun reported Saturday that the person was...
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Risk of wildfires soars in Georgia amid southern drought
MACON, Ga. (AP) — The ongoing drought has made outdoor burning in Georgia more dangerous than previous years, state officials said.
In the past three months, the Georgia Forestry Commission...
Virginia forestry officials seek acorn donations
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia forestry officials are asking state residents to donate acorns and nuts help seed a state-run nursery.
WTOP-FM reports that the Virginia Department of Forestry...
Alabama under fire alert, burning restriction
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is under a statewide fire alert because of extremely dry weather.
The Alabama Forestry Commission issued the alert Wednesday. It was an upgrade from a...
Vermont forest area still unstable after landslide
STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's top forestry official is urging hikers to stay away from the Cotton Brook area, which is still unstable after a June landslide.
WVa governor adds exclusion to ban on outdoor burning
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has amended his ban on outdoor burning to add an exclusion that would allow certain fires at federal and state recreation areas.
Tennessee moves up open-air burn permit requirements
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State officials are telling Tennessee residents that all open-air outdoor fires will require a burn permit starting Monday.
Wildfire burns about 500 acres in parched Alabama
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A wildfire has burned about 500 acres of land in rural eastern Alabama, and there's a statewide threat of additional blazes.
Containment of Southern California wildfire increases
SAN JACINTO, Calif. (AP) — All evacuations have been lifted in the vicinity of a wildfire that threatened homes in the Southern California desert community of San Jacinto during the...
Small wildfire west of Palm Springs prompts evacuations
SAN JACINTO, Calif. (AP) — About 60 homes in the Southern California desert community of San Jacinto are under evacuation as firefighters work to contain a small wildfire.
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Louisiana man accused of possessing $3000 in stolen saddles
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man is accused of possessing two stolen rodeo championship saddles together worth more than $3,000.
The Department of Agriculture and Forestry says a...
Indonesia seals off 30 companies over forest fires
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has sealed off 30 companies amid a row with Malaysia over forest fires that are spreading a thick, noxious haze around Southeast Asia, officials said...
Louisiana agriculture chief candidates talk climate, tariffs
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Republican agriculture commissioner defended his performance Monday against two farmers challenging him in the fall election who said the state needs to offer...
Indiana DNR will pay Hoosiers for certain tree seeds, nuts
VALLONIA, Ind. (AP) — With fall approaching, Indiana forestry officials are reminding Hoosiers that they'll pay them for seeds from certain tree species.
Firefighters battle fast-growing blaze in Tooele County
TOOELE, Utah (AP) — A wind-fueled wildfire west of Salt Lake City is growing, but it isn't threatening any homes.
Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands spokesman Jason Curry said...
Michigan offers grants for rural industry, infrastructure
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is offering grants supporting land-based industries and infrastructure that benefit rural communities.
Cougar encounter closes Oregon State University Dunn Forest
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State University was forced to close one of its research forests following a report of a cougar in the area.
KATU-TV reported Monday that the Oregon Department...
Firefighters make progress battling Alaska wildfire
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Officials say firefighters are making progress on a wildfire burning north of Anchorage.
Fire managers said Sunday the fire is now 28% contained. It's estimated to...
The Latest: Wildfire near Payson grows to 10 square miles
PAYSON, Utah (AP) — The Latest on a Utah wildfire (all times local):
A wildfire burning near Payson in Utah County in north-central Utah has grown to 10 square miles (26...
The Latest: High-profile Alaska wildfires caused by humans
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on Alaska wildfires (all times local):
Alaska fire officials say three high-profile wildfires burning in the state were caused by humans.
Fire officials: 80 structures lost in Alaska wildfire
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Fire officials have increased the number of structures lost in a fire burning north of Anchorage from 50 to 80.
Officials have not said how many of those structures...
Maine ag commissioner let down by USDA’s blueberry aid snub
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's agriculture commissioner says it's "highly disappointing" the federal government won't include the state's blueberry growers in a program designed to provide payments...
Alaska fire officials review cause of wildfire along highway
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska wildfire officials are reviewing their initial assessment of the cause of a weekend fire that burned at least 50 structures along the main highway between Anchorage...
The Latest: Officials review cause of Parks Highway wildfire
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on Alaska wildfires (all times local):
Alaska wildfire officials are reviewing their initial assessment of the cause of a weekend fire that...
Wildfire acreage way down in California this year _ so far
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is not burning. At least not as much as it has in recent years.
Acreage burned through Sunday is down 90% compared to the average over the past five years and...
Alaska wildfire season continues with new fires, hot weather
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's wildfire season usually ends well before mid-August but persistent hot, dry weather has contributed to the start of new fires and the spread of old...
Man sentenced for stealing fireman’s truck during Camp Fire
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — One of two men convicted of stealing a firefighter's pickup truck during the deadliest wildfire in California history has been sentenced to 41 days in jail and three years of...
Invasive emerald ash borer found in Virginia county
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia forestry officials have confirmed the spread of a highly invasive, destructive insect to another central Virginia county.
Bolsonaro fires back after Norway, Germany suspend funding
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro took aim at Germany and Norway after they cut donations for Brazilian forestry projects in criticism of his policies, with the far-right leader...
Report: 2 Maui bird species have declined by more than half
HONOLULU (AP) — Wildlife agencies say two native bird populations on Maui have declined by more than half, a report said.
Fewer than 312 Maui parrotbills and 2,411 crested honeycreepers...
Virginia brewery to add hard cider production
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia craft beer brewer is getting into the hard apple cider business with the state's help.
Gov. Ralph Northam announced Friday that Apocalypse Ale Works in...