US Forest Service http://www.kplu.org en Forest Maintenance Projects Cut Back Due to Budget Clawback http://www.kplu.org/post/forest-maintenance-projects-cut-back-due-budget-clawback <p>Remember the sequester? The dust is finally settling and the consequences becoming real for a program in the U.S. Forest Service that sends money to timber counties.</p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 21:59:27 +0000 Tom Banse 9773 at http://www.kplu.org Forest Maintenance Projects Cut Back Due to Budget Clawback Forest Service/BLM Ban Exploding Targets In Northwest http://www.kplu.org/post/forest-serviceblm-ban-exploding-targets-northwest-0 <p>Federal land managers have banned the use of exploding targets on public lands in the Northwest out of concerns over wildfires. And a manufacturer of the popular target- shooting accessory is quite unhappy.</p><p>Fire investigators suspect exploding targets sparked at least a half dozen wildfires in Washington and Idaho over the past year. The chemical explosives give target shooters instant feedback that they've hit their mark from long range.</p><p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 20:32:49 +0000 Tom Banse 9326 at http://www.kplu.org How to prove the tree-huggers hunch? Study a deadly beetle http://www.kplu.org/post/how-prove-tree-huggers-hunch-study-deadly-beetle <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you live in the Evergreen State, chances are, you like trees.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cities around the Pacific Northwest do a lot to protect them.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But, do they really make us healthier?&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An economist with the <a href="http://www.fs.usda.gov/r6">US forest service in Portland </a>is working on that question.</span></p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:04:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7595 at http://www.kplu.org How to prove the tree-huggers hunch? Study a deadly beetle