More Details on Colt Summit and ‘Collaboration’

Thanks to Sharon for her most-recent post (below) on the Colt Summit timber sale project on the Lolo National Forest.  Here is a link to the AP article, which takes a more balanced look at the project, the lawsuit and the “friend of the court” briefs filed this week. As the AP article indicates, my …

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Conservationists oppose logging lawsuit in Lolo National Forest- More on Colt Summit

We have discussed the Colt Summit project here before, here and the Cone of Silence post here. There may be more, you can just use the search box to the right and type in “Colt Summit.” It might be interesting to imagine that we were using objections instead of appeals and see whether you think …

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National Park Foundation spend more on itself than on Parks

(This press release was sent out today by PEER, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. – mk) One in Three Dollars Reaches Parks; Rest Goes to Overhead and Corporate Support Washington, DC — Most individual gifts to the official fundraising arm for the National Park Service never reach the parks themselves, according to Public Employees for …

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Utah’s Sagebrush Rebellion Awakens

In September Char Miller didn’t give much credit to what he called Rob Bishop’s “Sputtering Sagebrush Rebellion“, [KCET's "The Back Forty", 09/21/2011]. Miller suggested that the rebellion might backfire in two ways, first by challenging President Obama to follow Bill Clinton’s lead by either invoking the Antiquities Act to establish yet-another national monument at the …

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A McKenzie Bridge logging plan takes neighbors by surprise

(The following article appeared in today’s Eugene Register-Guard. – mk) McKENZIE BRIDGE — Jerry Gil­mour is able to escape from Bend most weekends and drive over the Santiam Pass to his wooded retreat, a cabin he built on a 4-acre swath of pristine land bordering the Willamette National Forest.  A few weeks back, Gilmour drove …

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The Black Hills, Where East Meets West

It is no wonder that outdoor enthusiasts so treasure the Black Hills. Where else do western and eastern trees mingle, living in apparent harmony? Spruce, pine, birch, aspen and burr oak are some of the combinations. I shot these pictures while doing goshawk surveys. These are also available for free limited use. This sure beats …

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Quick Blogging Break

I’m going on retreat today and to D.C. Sunday to Tuesday, where I hope to learn interesting things to post here, and be on the blog only intermittently through that period. Others are encouraged to post. Also, please consider responding to the Blog Reflection on the sidebar, either on the blog or to terraveritas@gmail.com.

India’s panel price crash could spark solar revolution

I know this post doesn’t really fit NCFP. But David Beebe’s comments below reminded me of this piece. We often hear about climate change, but if you believe as I do that cheap low-carbon energy technologies are the only answer, you might appreciate this article, in New Scientist, one of my favorite magazines. India’s panel …

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