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U.S. Forest Service

It's no surprise in an already polarized country that debate over what's causing the wildfires ravaging the West Coast would get partisan, especially with this being an election year.

Visiting California this week, President Trump again tried to put the blame on forest management, while his rival, former Vice President Joe Biden pointed to climate change.

Updated at 10:45 p.m. ET

A federal appeals court has thrown out a power company's permit to build a natural gas pipeline across two national forests and the Appalachian Trail – and slammed the U.S. Forest Service for granting the approvals in the first place.

Survey Of Forest Patrons Begins Today

Oct 3, 2013

Officials at the Wayne National Forest are scheduled to begin conducting a nearly year-long voluntary survey today that will quiz people about the recreational activities in which they participated during their visits.