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Wild Lands: Talking to Congress about the new order

March 8, 2011
The order is simply and unequivocally a good government measure. Lands with wilderness characteristics are a diminishing resource. Their destruction...
Renewable energy farm

Sustainable energy: How green is your wind farm?

March 3, 2011
Somewhere in the California desert, the Mohave ground squirrel is safe from solar panels, for now.

Draft Forest Planning Rules: Spotlight on species diversity

February 22, 2011
Most of us who have been following forest planning for many years understand the critical role of species conservation to forest management. We also...
Bald eagle

Draft Forest Planning Rules: A first look

February 14, 2011
The much-anticipated draft Forest Service land use planning rules were released today. There is much to like about the new draft rules but, as with...
Utah's red rock country

Wild Lands: Salazar goes wild, takes it back

January 19, 2011
It wasn’t long after Interior Secretary Ken Salazar was in Denver last month, announcing a new “Wild Lands” policy, that debate over the order flared...
The Triple 8 Ranch

Fire mitigation: Saving Montana’s trees, one ranch at a time

January 13, 2011
When forestry experts in Montana concluded last week that December’s cold snap did little to kill beetle larvae nestled under lodgepole and ponderosa...

The National Press Club was Wrong to Invite Don Blankenship to Speak

July 26, 2010
At his National Press Club speech, Blankenship tried to shift fault for the accident from himself and his company to the federal regulators. The...
Forests, Other

Engaging the Public in the Latest Round of Rulemaking on Forest...

May 19, 2010
On May 11 and 12, in Washington, D.C. (actually, Rockville, Maryland) the Forest Service convened the last (for now) of a series workshops on forest...

Homegrown Solution or Abdication? - Sen. Tester’s Forest Jobs and...

December 18, 2009
An interesting conversation unfolded in Washington this week. Senator Max Baucus slipped away from the clamor of the health care debate to testify in...
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