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Oregon project tests Obama forest policy

Conservation groups are closely watching whether President Barack Obama follows through on his promise to break from the Bush administration and protect the 58 million acres of national forests.Full story

Forest Service warning called racial profiling

A federal warning to beware of campers in national forests who drink Tecate beer because they could be armed marijuana growers is racial profiling, an advocate for Hispanic rights said Friday. Full story

Justice Dept. makes move on roadless forests

The Obama administration says it will defend a 2001 rule imposed by President Bill Clinton that blocked road construction and other development on tens of millions of acres of remote national forests. Full story

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Marijuana eradication operation in the Angeles National Forest
Marijuana eradication operation in the Angeles National Forest

This image provided by the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department shows a marijuana eradication operation Sept. 12, 2009 in the Angeles National Forest just north of Los Angeles. Cultivation of marijuana, often by Mexican drug cartels, is rife in California's national forests, and the steep, scrub-covered