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Job Corps Students Graduate to Fight Fires Across the Nation

MON, MAY 13, 2013, 01:12 PM EST

Grooming the next generation of firefighters is part of the Forest Service mission. Four years ago, the Boise National Forest partnered with Centennial Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center to train students in wildland firefighting. Read More >


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US Forest Service awards nearly $800,000 to units working to connect youth to nature

THU, MAY 9, 2013, 02:55 PM EST

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell today announced awarding $772,820 to help national forests enhance or establish More Kids in the Woods and Children’s Forests programs in 16 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Read More >


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A ‘wild’ experience with the Forest Service

TUE, APRIL 30, 2013, 04:54 PM EST

With the increased use of electronic devices and scheduled activities competing for children’s outdoor time, how can we strike a balance? Read More >


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Celebrating the Civilian Conservation Corps

FRI, APRIL 26, 2013, 03:32 PM EST

On a recent cool, crisp spring morning in the mountains of Virginia, the Boy Scouts of America Troop 88 followed in the footsteps of the first “boys” of the Civilian Conservation Corps, the CCC. Read More >


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Forest Service-sponsored GreenSchools! honored by Education Department

MON, APRIL 22, 2013, 04:47 PM EST

Twenty schools registered as GreenSchools! through the Project Learning Tree/U.S. Forest Service program are among 64 schools and 14 school districts honored April 22 as by the U.S. Department of Education as a Green Ribbon School. Read More >


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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Honor Efforts of Urban Forestry Partners

WED, APRIL 17, 2013, 03:57 PM EST

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today at an event celebrating the leadership and contributions of key partners in the mayor's "Million Trees L.A." initiative. Read More >


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Break Away with the Kids for Spring Outdoor Activities

THU, MARCH 28, 2013, 02:43 PM EST

Spring is here, and spring break is just around the corner or already underway. For parents everywhere trying to figure out how to keep their children amused, the answer can be simple: Get them outside! Read More >


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Secretary’s Column: Encouraging Americans to Enjoy the Great Outdoors

FRI, JANUARY 25, 2013, 03:07 PM EST

As we look ahead to the coming years, I know that rural America has unlimited capacity to continue providing a great deal for every American – including even more opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Read More >


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Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Energy, and Interior Sign Memorandum to Collaborate to Protect Indian Sacred Sites

THU, DECEMBER 6, 2012, 02:33 PM EST

Four cabinet-level departments joined the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation today in signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to improve the protection of Indian sacred sites. The MOU also calls for improving tribal access to the sites. Read More >


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Forest Service Announces $3.5 million to Support Community Forests

TUE, AUGUST 28, 2012, 02:16 PM EST

The U.S. Forest Service announced today $3.5 million in grants as part of a new program to support jobs and healthy forests in communities across the U.S. Read More >


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Obama Administration Releases Report on Progress and Next Steps in Restoring the Everglades, Announces Additional $80 Million in Project Funding

WED, JULY 18, 2012, 03:49 PM EST

The Obama Administration today released a report outlining the historic Federal investments and progress made in Everglades restoration. Read More >


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Obama Administration to Hire 20,000 Young People for Summer Work on Public Lands

FRI, MAY 18, 2012, 03:23 PM EST

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, and Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Nancy Sutley today highlighted summer work opportunities for more than 20,000 young people. Read More >