Forests and Wilderness

Grand Canyon open for business

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The trains are rolling in, tour buses are pulling up and vehicles are moving steadily through the entrance gates of Grand Canyon National Park after Arizona struck a deal with...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Senate committee passes San Juan Wilderness Act

WASHINGTON – The San Juan Wilderness Act crossed an important threshold Tuesday, passing the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The bill will make its way to the Senate floor next,...

DATE: June 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Healthy forest plan gains some momentum

WASHINGTON – Two Colorado county commissioners testified Thursday in favor of U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton’s Healthy Forest Management and Wildfire Prevention Act at a House subcommittee hearing.The bill...

DATE: April 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

A walk on the wilder side

What Katrina Blair calls her annual walk could be considered survival training by a lot of people.Blair travels light, living off the land for a week to 10 days. She carries only a bedroll, tarp,...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s not called the wild for nothing

It’s difficult to venture into the San Juan National Forest without stumbling upon a recreationist and faithful canine trailing behind (or barreling ahead).“We hike two or three times a week. I...

DATE: June 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Instructors teach cutting class 101

Hard hats gleaming in the sun, Ros Wu of the Pagosa Ranger District field office and Brian White, Recreation and Wilderness Program manager for the San Juan National Forest, crouched beneath a...

DATE: June 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

High-country encounters prompt public sheep-dog demonstration

High-country recreationists who want to avoid tense encounters with sheep guard dogs – as has occurred in past summers – can pick up some pointers before flocks return to the mountains next...

DATE: June 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire and ice

Fresh snow and cool temperatures made for perfect burning conditions Saturday along the lower portions of Animas Mountain.Military veterans working with the San Juan Public Lands Center set fire to...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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