Spotted Owls and the NW Forest Plan- Do We Have a Formal Lessons Learned?

I ran across this from Bob Berwyn the other day..below is an excerpt. Here are a couple of thoughts from me. First, according to DellaSalla (not really an objective person, but…) “proposed logging on the Klamath National Forest across 40,000 acres could adversely impact 70 spotted owl activity centers.” Yet info I have from people …

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Warming Temps Not the Only Factor in Beetle Outbreaks

Thanks to Bob Berwyn for this interesting post! here is a link to it and below is an excerpt. “This amount of warming could be the difference between pests surviving in areas that were historically unfavorable and could permit more severe and prolonged pest outbreaks in regions where historical outbreaks were halted by more frequent …

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Business parks: Feds sell naming rights to iconic public lands

Thanks, HCN! Here’s the link. My favorite is the last sentence.. Citing budgetary shortfalls, federal agencies announced Wednesday that they had auctioned off naming rights to over 100 million acres of public lands, effective immediately. In a joint press release, the U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service said that hundreds of iconic parcels will …

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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 FWIW, I now know many things about the New Testament and you can still expect any of my historical references to be from the …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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