Tag Archives: Forest management reform

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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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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Kermith Walters’ letter to Rob Bishop

Editor’s note:  Today, with thanks to Woody Woodford, a letter sent by Kermith Walters, President of the National Forest Counties and Schools Coalition, to Rob Bishop. May 17, 2016 The Honorable Rob Bishop/Chairman, House Natural Resources Committee/1329 Longworth House Office Building/Washington, … 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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*Guest commentary: Congress must move on wildfire prevention funding

Editor’s note:  This op-ed, by California Assembly speaker Toni Atkins, comes to us from the CONTRA COSTA TIMES, published Nov. 28th. (read at source)

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*Erosion from wildfires in the West may multiply because of climate change

Editor’s note:  This report, by Taylor Hill and published Nov. 8th, comes to us from something called takepart.  (The takepart service describes itself as follows:  “a digital news & lifestyle magazine and social action platform for the conscious consumer — is a division … Continue reading

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