Science and the Planning Rule Redux

See this story in the Sacramento Bee: Critics say Obama abandons science in forest rules GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Obama administration’s proposed new rules for protecting clean water and wildlife on the United States’ nearly 200 million acres of national forests goes against the president’s pledge to let science be the guide, conservation groups …

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How to do Assessments Under the Proposed Forest Service Planning Rule – Part 1

An assessment is the gathering and integrating of information relevant to the planning area from many sources and the analysis of that information to identify a need to change a plan or to inform how a new plan should be proposed. – section 219.5(a)(1) of the proposed Forest Service planning rule It is a synthesis of information …

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