Monthly Archives: March 2017

From today’s NYT: Rural brain-drain contributes to polarization in our nation

Note:  This opinion piece, by J.D. Vance, appeared at the New York Times under the title, “Why I’m Moving Home.” COLUMBUS, Ohio — In recent months, I’ve frequently found myself in places hit hard by manufacturing job losses, speaking to … Continue reading

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Shoshone County finds itself in ranger danger

Note:  NWAF! charter member, Robin Stanley’s,”My Turn” opinion piece in today’s (3/12/17) Coeur d’Alene Press. North Idaho’s counties have a considerable stake in the management of the national forest areas they host. Counties depend on the U.S. Forest Service for … Continue reading

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From The Hill: Bishop seeks $50M to transfer some federal lands

The chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee is asking budget writers to set aside $50 million to account for the costs to transfer federal land to state or local governments. Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) put the request on a wish list … Continue reading

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What Montana Deserves — Borrowed, once again, from Nick Smith’s reporting

Opinion: Montana’s Public Lands Deserve Robust Public Discourse (I-R) With a federal government that is approaching $20 trillion in national debt, it is clear, presently, that they don’t have the resources or management capabilities in place to be successful. The … Continue reading

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Two news reports of note, from Nick Smith’s news daily

Note:  These items come directly from Nick Smith’s invaluable daily news service.  Thanks Nick! Greenpeace Admits its Attacks on Forest Products Giant Were ‘Non-Verifiable Statements of Subjective Opinion’ (Financial Post) Greenpeace, after repeated attacks against Canada’s biggest forest products company … Continue reading

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Rural counties need a longterm solution as federal program expires (Opinion)

Note:  This opinion piece could have been written, almost word for word, by our own county commissioners and our NWAF! group. By Tim Freeman, Simon Hare and Craig Pope The Secure Rural Schools program, which provided funding to timber dependent communities … Continue reading

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