Parsing Economic Sustainability: 2012 NFMA Rule

To make sense of economic sustainability we have to delve into sustainability. Then we can see what sense is (or is not) made of ‘economic sustainability’ in the 2012 proposed NFMA rule (pdf). Sustainability At root, what we call sustainability (Wikipedia link) is a vision quest—a movement to better align human action with Nature and …

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Finding Common Ground: Stimson Forestlands Conservation Project

Finding Common Ground http://www.flatheadbeacon.com/articles/article/finding_common_ground/26535/ Also here’s a link to all the Forest Legacy projects this year. Logging, public access and wildlife protection merge in 28,000-acre conservation easement near Troy The Yaak River at the Kootenai River confluence is located in the area of a proposed 28,000-acre conservation easement in Lincoln County. – Contributed photo by …

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More on Collaboration in Idaho

Not all groups buy into forest collaboration but Idaho got more funds http://voices.idahostatesman.com/2012/02/07/rockybarker/not_all_groups_buy_forest_collaboration_idaho_got_more_funds Submitted by Rocky Barker on Tue, 02/07/2012 – 1:37pm, updated on Tue, 02/07/2012 – 3:35pm I got a few comments while I was away about my stories about forest collaboration. The stories talked about how timber industry folks, environmentalists and others were …

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Recreation – Sheepdog Safety

In the interests of safety, I am posting this. I don’t know if this is the only part of the country where this is an issue. From the Durango Herald. A simple solution to sheepdog encounters? Education campaign planned to reduce high-country conflicts Officials are betting that unnerving encounters with dogs guarding sheep in the …

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