Dueling Colt Summit Opeds in Helena Paper

Today’s Helena Independent Record included dueling guest columns concerning the Colt Summit timber sale lawsuit, which is the first lawsuit of a timber sale on the Lolo National Forest in over five years.   One oped comes from Michael Garrity, a 5th generation Montanan, who’s the director of the Alliance for the Wild Rockies.  The other …

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Reflecting on Science and the Internet

As reported by the New York Times, climate scientist Michael Mann bemoans the “rise of the Internet as a vehicle for the spread of scientific misinformation.”  In the spirit of Sharon’s “period of reflection” regarding this blog, I offer the following article about his book, not to inflame, but as an opportunity to commend Sharon …

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A Good Thing: Forest Service Volunteer of the Year: Joel Starr

As part of the NCFP blog reflection period (please see sidebar), which will continue until Easter, I determined more consciously to attempt to include positive articles about things we can all agree on. With Larry’s inspiring photos, we should be able to, perhaps, provide a better balance of positive and negative energies on the blog. …

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