To save the rainforest, let the locals take control

All, I am catching up with a backlog of posts, thanks to the end of spring quarter. It will probably take me a couple of weeks to work through the pile. FWIW, I now know many things about the New Testament and you can still expect any of my historical references to be from the …

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Forest Service Litigation Weekly -March 23, 2015

Our favorite weekly document (thanks to the authors!) with attached documents. Litigation Update 1. Preliminary Injunction │Region 5 Ninth Circuit Denies Appellant’s Motion for Injunction Pending Appeal in Conservation Congress v. USFS. On March 16, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, citing Winter v. Natural Resource Defense Council, denied appellant, …

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Forest Service New Digs in D.C.

Thanks to the Rocky Mountaineers retirees association for this one. Sharon’s take: I spent many glorious years in the Yates building and it is a beautiful building. In fact, I worked on 4SW when the Holocaust Museum was being built…it warms the cockles of my heart that they strengthened that wall. Here’s a song for …

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How the Sue and Settle Process Works II : Who Gets Intervenor Status?

Thanks to Jon for starting this discussion with a post on “how sue and settle really works”. Thanks to Guy for giving us the link to who can get intervenor status and why. I asked Scott Horngren, of the American Forest Resource Council, if my memory was correct that sometimes timber folks can’t get intervenor …

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WHAT WOULD SENSIBLE RECREATION FEE LEGISLATION LOOK LIKE?

From the Western Slope No-Fee Coalition.  It’s rare that folks start with general principles and work from there (although I think it’s a good idea before you get into the nitty-gritty detail). What do you all think of what they’ve come up with? “WHAT WOULD SENSIBLE RECREATION FEE LEGISLATION LOOK LIKE? No one thinks that …

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Forest Service Litigation Weekly – March 2, 2015

  Looks like Region 1 had a good month! . Forest Management ǀ Region 1 District Court Rules in Favor of Forest Service in Challenge to the Spotted Bear Project on the Flathead National Forest in Friends of the Wild Swan v. Weber. On February 23, 2015, the United States District Court for the District …

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