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Proposal: Media Needs Permit To Film Wilderness

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service said Thursday it is extending the period for the public to weigh in on a proposal that would make permanent new rules on commercial video and photography in […]

CBS Seattle–09/25/2014

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Winds Fan Wildfire That Damages Three Washington Homes

High winds and warm temperatures are challenging Northwest firefighters, especially in the typically windy Columbia River Gorge where a windblown wildfire on the Washington side damaged three homes and smoke from a fire on the Oregon side temporarily restricted traffic on Interstate 84.

CBS Seattle–09/11/2014

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Officials Warn Of Melting Alaska Ice Cave

U.S. Forest Service officials are warning people to stay away from a melting ice cave at a southeast Alaska glacier.


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Redwood Poaching Spreads To National Forests

The poaching of knobby growths on ancient redwood trees has spread to national forests in Northern California and Oregon.

CBS Seattle–06/13/2014

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Hunter Shot And Killed Bear That Mauled Him

Montana wildlife officials say a hunter who was attacked by a grizzly bear over the weekend shot and killed the animal.

CBS Seattle–06/04/2014

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Burning Squirrel Sparks Brush Fire In Central Ore.

A squirrel is being blamed for starting a small brush fire south of Bend, Oregon.

CBS Seattle–09/25/2013

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Feds Running Out Of Wildfire Money

Running out of money to fight wildfires at the peak of the season, the U.S. Forest Service is diverting $600 million from timber, recreation and other areas to fill the gap.


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Family Sues US Forest Service For $1M After Dead Tree At Campsite Injured Son

An Idaho family has sued the U.S. Forest Service demanding more than $1 million after a large dead tree at a remote campsite fell and injured their young son.