Monthly Archives: January 2016

Some green organizations dispute record wildfire year claim last year

This story, by Darryl Fears, published by the WASHINGTON POST on Jan. 17th, conveys that a brewing dispute over the great magnitude of 2015’s wildfire season is splitting some environmental groups from both (a) the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and (b) … Continue reading

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What we’re up against: Colorado College poll reports most westerners oppose more local control of federal lands

It’s hard to say how accurate this poll may be.  For one thing, many westerners, particularly in the West’s larger metropolitan areas, may have little contact with natural resources issues and their gravity — i.e., for those of us living … Continue reading

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History of Idaho’s endowment trust lands briefly recounted

The CLEARWATER TRIBUNE offered a useful overview of the history of Idaho’s trust lands on Jan. 27th — read at source.  It’s notable that the trust’s assets total $1.4B currently, reports this article  — nothing to sneeze at!

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The failure of the collaborative model confirmed

Editor’s note:  A new blog post from NWAF! member Robin Stanley. I know it is small of me to be one of those “I Told You So” people, but here I go.  I told you so.  Nanner!!  Nanner!  Nanner!!  I … Continue reading

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New York Times opinion page offers debate over federal land in the West

Editor’s note:  The NEW YORK TIMES, the distinguished national newspaper of record, offered a series of short commentaries on federal lands in the West on Jan. 7th.  Six “debaters” offered brief statements of their perspectives.  The six, incidentally, included Robert … Continue reading

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If you tell a lie enough, some may even believe it

Editor’s note:  This piece comes to us from NWAF! member Robin Stanley. Joseph Goebbels (http://www.HolocaustResearchProject.org) wrote,  “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”   I am afraid this is what is happening … Continue reading

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A quick look back at our NWAF! blog’s traffic in 2015

Editor’s note:  I’m sorry, only some boring statistics today! In 2015, the NWAF! blog saw 16,664 visits (an average of about 47 per day) and 7,280 visitors (or about 20 per day). 2015’s traffic was up significantly from 2014’s.  In … Continue reading

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