Monthly Archives: July 2015

*Two Links, FYI

Editor’s note:  Here are two stories that caught my eye.  The first from the MISSOULIAN and the second from the NEW CENTURY OF FOREST PLANNING blog.   20,000 comments boil down to 4 main issues in Flathead Forest plan revision KALISPELL … Continue reading

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*Three links, FYI

Editor’s note:  Today, a mix of three items reflecting the remarkable variety of opinion across our land regarding forest management and our relationship to public lands. Hold on to your hat, folks! Rep. Ken Ivory “What the BLM does NOT want … Continue reading

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*OP-ED: The self-appointed kings of their non-existent kingdoms

Editor’s note:  This morning, another opinion piece from the pen of Jim Chmelik, this one published in Helena’s INDEPENDENT RECORD on July 14th. As I read Greg Zimmerman’s article, I was wondering who appointed him and the East Coast environmental … Continue reading

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*OPINION: Why collaboratives are just another failed effort at forest management

Editor’s note:  This commentary was posted by NWAF! Coalition member, Robin Stanley. I find it very interesting and concerning, to say the least, that a leading timber industry magazine would agree that the solution to our national forest problem is … Continue reading

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*The worst two days in Idaho history

Editor’s note:  This post borrows today’s weekly Idaho history column, written by Syd Albright, for the COEUR D’ALENE NEWS-PRESS.  For more on the Big Burn, incidentally, see here.  Or, perhaps on one of our cooler summer days, hike the Pulaski … Continue reading

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*Critique of forest collaboratives may lead to lawsuits

Editor’s note:  This report, by Dylan J. Darling, comes to us from THE BULLETIN, out of Bend, Oregon, published July 3rd. A collection of environmental groups airing grievances about the forest collaborative process may mean more lawsuits over timber projects, … Continue reading

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*Leslee Stanley sent 2012 letter to Forest Service about citizen safety planning in the event of catastrophic wildfire

Editor’s note:  I became aware of this letter, which was dated February 27th, 2012, at a recent meeting of the Not Without a Fight! Coalition.  It may be noted that trains and cool train tunnels played a key role in … Continue reading

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