US Forest Service http://kuow.org en Forest Service Cuts Maintenance Projects In Sequester Response http://kuow.org/post/forest-service-cuts-maintenance-projects-sequester-response <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/08/082713TB_Clawback_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Remember the "sequester" cuts? The dust is finally settling and the consequences becoming real for a program in the U.S. Forest Service that sends money to timber counties.<p>At the beginning of sequestration, the Forest Service demanded that rural counties pay back some of the timber payments they'd already received and spent. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:50:46 +0000 Tom Banse 19331 at http://kuow.org Forest Service Cuts Maintenance Projects In Sequester Response Searching The Olympic Forest For The Elusive Marten http://kuow.org/post/searching-olympic-forest-elusive-marten <p></p><p>The American marten is a small elusive member of the weasel family. People trap them and sell their pelts on the fur market where they’re known as “sable.” Their numbers are healthy across places like Canada and northern parts of the US, but scientists worry that marten populations have severely declined in coastal mountain ranges -- like the Olympic National Forest -- but they don’t know for sure. A group of volunteers is working with scientists to help monitor the martens and gather data to help determine their future. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 17:58:03 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 6798 at http://kuow.org Searching The Olympic Forest For The Elusive Marten