The Forest Service recently released a plan that could protect much of Colorado’s Thompson Divide from new oil and gas leasing. For years, this spectacular area has been threatened by oil and gas development.
For decades, the Forest Service has disregarded its legal responsibility to manage snowmobiles sustainably. In 2013, a federal court ruled that the Forest Service was violating an executive order on off-road vehicle management and ordered the agency to fix this violation.
A recent report has proved that trees are responsible for saving more than 850 human lives every year. The USDA Forest Service also discovered that trees prevent 670,000 incidents of acute respiratory illness
As the costs of fighting wildfires continue to balloon, underfunded U.S. Forest Service programs have been forced to pull money from important conservation programs to keep on top of both wildfire suppression and mitigation.