Mark Squillace on the New Planning Rule: About Science

I ran across this on the Red Lodge Clearing House newsletter… Here’s a link to his comments. Here’s what he said about science: Use of science in planning.36 CFR §219.3.The proposed rules required the Forest Service to“take into account the best available scientific information throughout the planning process…” Many,including me,suggested that it was not enough …

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Mono Lake Tufa Preserve

On the south shore of the picturesque Mono Lake is a collection of rock formations known as tufa. For thousands of centuries, the level of Mono Lake has fluctuated, with ancient lakeshores easily visible from commercial airliners. As the lake rises, more minerals cling to the existing structures, building them larger and taller. It really …

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Here Comes the Sun, There Goes the Mojave

Over the past few months, this blog has explored some of the differences between the ways smaller, grassroots non-profit conservation organizations go about their campaigns compared with the actions taken (or not taken) by the largest, most well-funded conservation groups in America. We’ve covered this dynamic as it relates to logging, lawsuits and collaboration…but not …

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