Women in Fire- Still Plugging Away After 40 Years

  Interesting article here in the Washington Post about women in fire..with video. “ I know a lot of women who have left fire because they did not feel supported or felt there was no room for them to grow,” Sauerbrey said. “It’s sad for me to see women who have that desire who don’t …

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To the pleasure of Colorado’s outdoor industry, Forest Service promises simpler public lands access

From the Colorado Springs Gazette here: “We’re moving away from the approach of regulating, and toward an approach of enabling,” said Meryl Harrell, senior adviser to the undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, echoing a June letter of intent from the agriculture secretary and Forest Service chief. Leading the meeting alongside Forest Service personnel …

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Two Perspectives: A Guest Post by “Mac” McConnell

Posts and comments in this and other forums reveal widespread misunderstanding of, and sometimes disrespect for, the viewpoint of others.  The graphic may help to make clear the difference between two world views, recognizing that both are strongly held and that both have merit. Application of these opposing philosophies to land management results in totally …

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Ruffed Grouse Trends on the Nantahala-Pisgah National Forest: Guest Post by Mac McConnell

Some comments on my charts showing the results of national forest non-management have contended that I’ve placed too much emphasis on reduced tangible and material outputs (renewable energy, wood and paper products) and on adverse economic and social impacts (jobs lost, stressed families, communities and local governments) . Critics claimed that the non-material results of …

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On Collaboration: Eric Anderson’s Thesis

Here is a link to Eric’s thesis on collaboration. The title is: The Forest Management Divide: Evidence From Administrative Comments on U.S. Forest Service Projects Indicating Why Environmental Interest Groups in the Northwestern U.S. Choose Whether or Not to Collaborate For those of you who haven’t read public comments, he has several pages of them …

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