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If you plan to visit a forest preserve in Lake County any time soon, be on the lookout for smooth green snakes. Biologists from the Lake County Forest Preserve and the Lincoln Park Zoo have set loose snakes in several secret locations in central Lake...
Assignment ManagerA statewide burning ban went into effect Friday. The measure coincides with the start of the spring fire season in Virginia. Here is the complete announcement from the Virginia Department of Forestry: Eager to Burn? Wait Your Turn! No Burning...
Richard Wengert passed away after a nearly three-year battle with cancer. Dick was born in Fort Wayne Ind. to Hugo and Magdelina Wengert on Nov. 12, 1930. His childhood was full of love, fun and family spending many days up at “the lake.” He...
After a land acquisition by the Cook County Forest Preserve District last year caught Orland Park officials by surprise, they're asking for more due diligence by the county next time a land purchase is in the works. Village officials say they were not...
PIERRE, S.D. - March 1 is the deadline to kill mountain pine beetles through the cut and chunk method, according to state forest health specialist Brian Garbisch. After that date, there is no longer enough time for the tissue under the bark to dry out...
South Dakota is situated on the sub-arid high plains of the United States and the main native vegetation is made up of grasses and forbs. The few trees that grow naturally in the state grow along rivers, creeks and drainage ways and swales. The advent...
RAPID CITY (AP) - The Black Hills National Forest plans to use extensive commercial tree thinning to battle the mountain pine beetle as part of a $70 million plan that will take five to seven years to implement. The plan developed over more than a...
Tags: Tim Johnson, John Thune
There may not be snow on the ground, but the cold spell forecast over the next week should help area ski resorts make enough snow for thousands of Alpine skiers and snowboarders to enjoy. When people think of snow sports, thoughts generally turn first...
WELDON, Calif. — A few minutes after 4 a.m., agents in camouflage cluster in a dusty field in Kern County. "Movement needs to be slow, deliberate and quiet," the team leader whispers. "Lock and load now." They check their ammunition and assault...
The South Dakota State Conservation Commission recently approved $134,000 for a new Tree Planting Grant Project for the Northwest Area Conservation Districts. The Perkins County Conservation District will be administering the grant that will serve Corson,...
We've all seen the movie: Some small, seemingly unrelated actions lead to dire and unintended consequences. It happens in real life too, especially in government. The Low Carbon Fuel Standard, a regulatory program established under Gov. Arnold...
Tags: Biofuels, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forests
Farm, Field & Garden CorrespondentFor many people, the holiday season just doesn't begin until the tree is trimmed. Presents may abound and stockings may be hung by the chimney with care, but until the whole family takes a moment to gather around the twinkling fir strewn with memories and...
Tags: Family, Farms, Religious Festivals, Holidays
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