Posting to NWAF!

Guest posts to NWAF! are very welcome, especially from citizens or county government or school system representatives in one or another of the 729 U.S. counties with national forests.  Please submit your draft post to Ron at

Over time, NWAF! hopes to develop a number of contributing co-editors.  Subscribers will be kept up-to-date on the appointment of co-editors as these occur.

2 Responses to Posting to NWAF!

  1. Barney says:

    Spot on with this write-up, I seriously believe this web site needs far more attention. I’ll probably be returning to read more, thanks for the information!

  2. Larry Yergler says:

    Road obliteration should never happen. Special considerations should be: the ability to use for wildfire management, access for rescue (which is under the directive of the local county sheriff),
    the value that roads retain because of those construction costs. the use for recreation which is a $6.3 billion in consumer spending in Idaho and more….
    Garrity proclaims that Region 1 has reached their timber harvest objective. IPNF alone in the 1987 plan has a target of 280 mbf. There is over 200 mbf of annual dying timber and more than 400mbf of annual new growth. Foresters say that we should be targeting 10% more than annual growth just to keep forest health. And, latest studies now start t consider the loss of up to 3″ of water annually to our rivers because of too much vegetation/acre, which does not allow for moisture to even get to the ground. Overcrowded forest vegetation during winter causes transevaporation to occur. Snow evaporates back into the atmosphere and does not get into the forest floor and eventually can cause changes to the weather patterns.
    Communities must have more timber harvest to sustain their existence.

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