As Population Increases, More Wilderness is Needed?

The Denver Post reports on efforts to get more wilderness in Colorado, and it’s picked up by the AP.. interesting to take a look at this article and compare it to the Gold Standard of Journalism here. I am a fan of interior West newspapers, but please Denver Post, don’t have annoying music and videos …

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Five Reasons Blog Posts are of Higher Scientific Quality than Journal Articles- by Daniel Lakens

In the press and here on this blog, folks sometimes talk about “the science says” in order to claim authority for a certain set of views. Given the not insignificant difference among fields (e.g., landscape ecology is not fire science is not medicine is not psychology) it is difficult to say very much about the …

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The Gold Standard for Journalism- by Vince Bzdek

Recently there has been much discussion of the wonderfulness of traditional media outlets, and the questionability of other sources of information. On this blog, we have reviewed articles in which the national news outlets have covered interior west and public lands issues poorly, or not at all. I like to think that everyone tries to …

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“Inside the Forest Service” Replaces “People Places and Things”

Thanks to the Rocky Mountaineers for this one: Welcome to the launch of my new, modernized communication product, “Inside the Forest Service.” I’m excited to bring this product to you in a new format aligned with our Strategic Plan. Explore “Inside the Forest Service” today and check back often — content is now updated daily. Chief Tom …

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Grazing Lawsuit on the Stanislaus National Forest

Julie Stevens of CSERC sent me this link and said that they would be willing to answer any questions about this lawsuit. Here’s the link: I’m working on trying to get the FS side of the story. Relevant to our discussion of the concept of multiple use, I thought this quote was interesting: The goal …

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Multiple Use Art and Photo Contest #proudtobeamultipleuseagency

This post follow up on our discussion here of the “BLM photo kerfuffle” (what is the web version of “imaginary tempest in a teapot”?) (Huff Post 0, E&E news, 1) Everyone here knows I love me my recreation, but I wonder how some statutory missions are seen (and by whom) to be more OK than …

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Secretary of Agriculture Nominee Perdue Hearing- DIY Journalism

This seemed like a good summary from Faith Campbell at The Center for Invasive Species Prevention. Here’s one of my favorites quotes: The hearing was friendly – except to the President’s proposed budget, which calls for a 21 percent cut in USDA’s discretionary spending. Ranking Minority Member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) said the budget makes it …

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Litigation Weekly March 24, 2017

Court Decisions 1. No new decisions. Litigation Update 1 . Timber I Region 6 Magistrate Judge in the District Court for the District of Oregon issued a Findings and Recommendation on Cascadia Wildlands et al. v. Carlton et al., stating that the Forest Service cannot move forward with a commercial thinning project without first conducting …

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