Monthly Archives: May 2015

*Opinion: Dead wood on forest floor poses greatest fire risk

Editor’s note:  This op-ed, by Robert Gray, comes to us from the VANCOUVER SUN, north of the border, published yesterday. The mountain pine beetle has severely affected pine forests across more than 25 million hectares (60 million acres) of western … Continue reading

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*ON COLLABORATION: Part 2 of an interview with Mike Petersen, Lands Council, Spokane

Editor’s note:  The NEW CENTURY OF FOREST PLANNING blog ran an excerpt of this interview yesterday.  I found the following at FORESTINDUSTRY.COM, published May 13th.  Jim Petersen, editor of EVERGREEN MAGAZINE, conducted the interview. “When we leave forests to nature, … Continue reading

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*Counties use a ‘coordination’ clause to fight the feds

Editor’s note:  This linked article, by Joshua Zaffos, comes to us from HIGH COUNTRY NEWS, published May 11th. Suzy Foss became a Ravalli County, Montana, commissioner during the 2010 Tea Party wave. Sixty-five with a Sarah Palin vibe — stylish glasses, … Continue reading

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*Labrador re-introduces bill championing state & local management of federal forests

Editor’s note:  From Rep. Raul Labrador’s web page, published May 14th.  It may be noted that Labrador’s bill’s “community forest demonstration areas” sound a little like an hybrid of Robert H. Nelson’s charter forest concept and SRS’s RAC institution. The … Continue reading

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*Forest Service-funded study: Timber sale lawsuits impact local jobs, tax revenue

Editor’s note:  This report comes to us from THE MISSOULIAN, via notice of its publication in Craig Rawlings’ useful FOREST BUSINESS NETWORK e-newsletter; it was written by David Erickson and published on May 8th. The largest potential economic impacts to … Continue reading

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*CROSSPOSTING: New normal, more megafires

Editor’s note:  This post, posted by Bill Gabbert and published May 5th, comes to us from another blog, WILDFIRE TODAY, via a tip from Bill Wickman. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee distributed this very interesting graphic on May 5 … Continue reading

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*FROM NEVADA: RS 2477 roads rule in play in federal court case

Editor’s note:  I saw this story at Sharon Friedman’s excellent NEW CENTURY OF FOREST PLANNING blog yesterday.  It’s comes to us from AP, authored by Scott Sonner, via THE BULLETIN out of Central Oregon, published May 4th.  And BTW, Happy … Continue reading

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