The U.S. Forest Service in the Rocky Mountain Region reopened caves this fall with a few restrictions. They had been closed three years to try to stop the spread of White Nose Syndrome, a deadly bat disease. Cavers cheered the move, but the Center for Biological Diversity objects.
Timothy Egan chronicles a fire that burned 3 million acres in the Northern Rockies -- and bolstered the U.S. Forest Service. He talks with Ryan Warner
Officials in Eagle fear development of once public land that's become private. They've approved new restrictions on newly private land. The U.S. Forest Service objects, however.
Officials from the U.S. Forest Service have been meeting with recreational and environmental groups to tackle this issue of overuse in Colorado's wilderness areas.