U.S. Forest Service

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Swap To Get Environmental StudyThe U.S. Forest Service is planning an environmental review on a proposal to swap state-owned land in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for national forest system land elsewhere.
Forest Service Extends Comment Period On BWCA Land SwapThe U.S. Forest Service is giving the public more time to weigh in on a proposal to swap state-owned land within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for federal land elsewhere in the Superior National Forest.
Agencies Say Black Hills Pine Beetles Growing At Slower PaceA new aerial analysis of the Black Hills National Forest shows the pine beetle epidemic is still growing but slower than before.
Minn. Plots Next Steps In Fight To Stop Tree PestMinnesota is plotting its next steps in the fight to stop the spread of emerald ash borers.
Researchers: Emerald Ash Borer Killing Wasp Is ‘Extremely Cold Tolerant’ At the University of Minnesota they're studying small wasps to see if they'll survive a Minnesota winter.
Forest Service Lifts Fire Restrictions In BWCAW The U.S. Forest Service is lifting campfire restrictions in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness because of cooler temperatures and shorter days.
Forest Service Gets More Aggressive On Small FiresThe U.S. Forest Service is suspending a policy of letting small fires burn in isolated areas as several big fires in the western U.S. strain its resources.
Campfire Restriction Lifted In BWCA The U.S. Forest Service lifted campfire restrictions in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness effective Wednesday.
Firefighters Working To Put Out Hot Spots In Ely FireFirefighters are still working to extinguish hot spots in that wildfire in northeastern Minnesota, but have allowed residents back into their homes.
Fire Danger Prompts Minn. Campfire RestrictionsHot, dry weather is prompting campfire restrictions across Minnesota.
Iron Range DFLers Want DNR To Sue Over BWCAW FireIron Range lawmakers want the DNR and Minnesota attorney general to sue the U.S. Forest Service over its management of a fire burning in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
Calmer Winds Slow Growth Of Minnesota WildfireCalmer winds, cooler temperatures and a few moments of sleet and light snow brought encouragement Wednesday as firefighters continued efforts to contain a blaze that was in a "pause mode" -- days after it moved at breakneck speeds, swallowing nearly 160 square miles of forest along the Minnesota-Canada border.
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