Homer C. Pickens Jr., decorated Army colonel and Vietnam veteran, dies at 83

...kept the cub in his home in 1950 and nursed it back to health under the nickname "Hot Foot Teddy."After the U.S. Forest Service realized the story could encourage fire prevention in rural areas, they had Pickens and another man fly the bear...

Drones getting in the way of emergency responders

...oversight and self-policing in the skies.The U.S. Forest Service has tallied 13 wildfires in which suspected drones...get images that no one else has to sell them.The U.S. Forest Service reports potential drone sightings this year in eight...

Coyote-tracking study is working well so far

...something entirely new: fishing.According to the U.S. Forest Service-Savannah River, 15 participants selected by lottery...outdoors," said DeVela Clark, forest manager of the U.S. Forest Service-Savannah River. "This will be an excellent opportunity...

Ski resorts turn themselves into summer destinations

...Colorado. "There's a big push to take advantage of the terrain and make communities four-season resorts."The U.S. Forest Service, which authorizes permits to 122 ski areas, from Wildcat Mountain in New Hampshire to Snowbird in Utah, has...

Transparency motivates longtime nuclear activist

...advocating alternatives to MOX that better protect plutonium from potential terrorist activity.After working for the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Office of Surface Mining, Clements has committed the past 25 years to nuclear policies and environmental...

Marijuana conference set in Columbia

...and encourage participants to collaborate at the local level.Representatives from organizations including the U.S. Forest Service, the National Marijuana Initiative and Mothers Against Drunk Driving are scheduled to attend.

Christmas tree shopping experience ranges from affordable adventure to costly convenience

...significantly more on trees they order online and have shipped to their doors.New Hampshire offers both options: the U.S. Forest Service provides permits for cut-your-own Christmas trees in the 800,000-acre White Mountain National Forest...

Coyote control might not help fawn mortality

...in a peer-reviewed article to be published this month in the Journal of Wildlife Management.In the paper, U.S. Forest Service research biologist John Kilgo and co-authors including S.C. Department of Natural Resources deer project leader...

Pavey: Anglers find abundance of catfish at Thurmond Lake

...2012, the most recent year covered in their national analysis. SRS TURKEY HUNT: Savannah River Site and the U.S. Forest Service hosted the 11th National Wild Turkey Federation Wheelin' Sportsmen Ultimate Turkey Hunt last weekend, when 29...

Experts say Augusta tree canopy harmed by ice storm

...over the summer from increased borer insect activity moving into the area."Citing a 2009 study published by the U.S. Forest Service, Campbell said wood borers and bark beetles are likely to invade evergreen trees such as pines and oaks, which...