Voices from the Interior West: Missoulian and KTAR -Phoenix – (Media Watch #4)

Here’s the Missoulian: missoulian.com Obama administration releases new national forest management rules By ROB CHANEY of the Missoulian | Posted: Friday, January 27, 2012 6:15 am A proposed planning rule for managing national forests puts new emphasis on watershed health and recreation, but also strives to keep loggers in the woods, U.S. Forest Service officials …

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And now: from The New York Times (Media Watch #3)

January 27, 2012, 10:07 am How to Manage U.S. Forests, Version 3.1 By FELICITY BARRINGER In the high-tech world, new versions of programs are released to fix new bugs. In the federal regulatory world, new versions of management blueprints are released to address legal problems. Each is generally judged by a simple metric: did the …

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Climate Change Strategy

Thanks to the Wildlife Society for providing the following. There are 16 Federal agencies on the steering committee and I assume that USDA is one of those. Obama proposal battles climate change impact on wildlife Western Farm Press In partnership with state, tribal, and federal agency partners, the Obama administration released the first draft national …

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Planning Rule Media Watch (2) – ENN and Asheville Times

First from the Environmental News Service (thanks to Terry Seyden). My comments in italics. Obama’s New Forest Planning Rule Fails to Satisfy Conservationists http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/jan2012/2012-01-26-091.html WASHINGTON, DC, January 26, 2012 (ENS) – The Obama administration today proposed a new forest planning rule that will guide the management of 155 forests, 20 grasslands and one prairie in …

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