Monthly Archives: February 2015

*Did Tidwell promise them the moon, perhaps?

Editor’s note:  This report, which was last updated yesterday, comes to us from the SIERRA SUN TIMES. February 26, 2015 – WASHINGTON – In testimony today before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell cited five … Continue reading

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*Commissioners consider challenging feds over timber payments

Editor’s note:  This is an interesting report out of Oregon.  County commissioners there are contemplating challenging the status quo ante regarding their federal forest lands and seeking a new structural arrangement.  Story comes to us from the COOS BAY WORLD, … Continue reading

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*SRS issue: Time to send the feds an invoice?

Editor’s note:  This editorial comes to us from author/editor David Rauzi of the IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS; it was published on Feb. 3rd.  Idaho County, incidentally, is 81.6% owned by the Forest Service, the second highest national-forest ownership in Idaho, … Continue reading

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*GUEST OPINION: Stop public land sales, start studying transfer

Editor’s note:  This op-ed, by Jennifer Fielder, was published in today’s online MISSOULIAN. Thanks to passage of Senate Joint Resolution 15 last session, the Legislature conducted an intensive interim study of the problems with federal land management. I sponsored the 2013 … Continue reading

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