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As forests decline, observers cite mismanagement

Editor’s note:  Nick Smith’s service circulated this article, from AgAlert, yesterday. From state highways, foothill campgrounds and aerial surveys, it’s easy to see the catastrophic tree die-off in California forests. What isn’t as easily grasped is the scale of rapidly … Continue reading

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The Wildfire Conundrum

Editor’s note:  Below, one of the items circulated in Nick Smith’s news service this morning.  From Jefferson Public Radio, JPR.  Thanks Nick! Last year was the most expensive wildfire season ever. Federal agencies alone spent more than $2 billion on … Continue reading

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Some believe SRS is a federal “Band-Aid”

Editor’s note:  This caught my eye, out of a Pennsylvania newspaper.  Note especially the article’s final paragraph, which offers a perspective on SRS I don’t think I’ve heard before — namely that it was the feds who were provided with … Continue reading

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Environmentalism without romance

Editor’s note:  Shawn Regan, at PERC (the “Property and Environment Research Center”), has written a useful essay on the concept of ecological environmentalism in the latest issue of PERC Reports.  Good reading for a Saturday morning. In 1986, James Buchanan … Continue reading

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Sierra Nevada forests in bad shape

Editor’s note:  This story comes to us from NPR radio station KCBX out of San Luis Obispo, California, published online on June 12, 2016. In search of solutions to the extreme threat to California’s forests and watersheds, correspondent Tom Wilmer met … Continue reading

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