New Breakthrough in Tree Genetic Manipulation

The Forest Service’s Institute of Forest Genetics, in Placerville, California, has announced an important development to provide future nest trees, for imperiled birds on the Endangered Species List. Dr. Marie Shelley says that a twelve year effort has produced sapling trees, which exhibit the branching characteristics needed by birds, for nest trees which protect their …

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David Letterman’s Own Private Wilderness

We’ve certainly discussed and debated the proposed Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act from Montana’s Senator Max Baucus on this site before. However, a new article in today’s Great Falls Tribune covers one aspect of this issue that we definitely haven’t discussed before. You’ll have to read the entire article to more fully understand the issue, …

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Question: FERC relicensing, scope of analysis

From Dick Boyd: What is the understanding of forest managers regarding relicensing of hydroelectric generators? My observation is that the geographic area of the project does not extend far enough from the water to establish responsibility. There is a need for fuels management, including reduction, to prevent the type fire that results in siltation of …

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