Principle or Practice? Landscapes of the Scottish Islands

First, thanks and apologies to Larry Harrell for being the contact for the blog while I was on vacation. Also an apology for getting back to this late. I returned to a crush of full time graduate school classes, and have just now had time to look at the blog. My travel in the islands …

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Conflict Resolution Mechanisms: Public vs. Private Oil and Gas

While we’ve been having this discussion about settlements, I’ve been thinking a couple of things and following the newspaper on oil and gas in Colorado. Let’s say there is way “a” of looking at things. NGOs have policy objectives. Litigating on NEPA, NFMA and ESA is a way of meeting those objectives. NEPA is convenient …

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NFS Litigation Weekly–August 11, 2014

Court Decisions 1. Phase II Amendment ǀ Region 2 Circuit Court Finds in Favor of Forest Service on All Claims in Challenge of the Phase II Amendment and Related Projects on the Black Hills National Forest in Biodiversity Conservation Alliance v. Jiron. On August 5, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth …

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Montana (The State) Weighs In on Tenmile Project

Yesterday I noted that elected officials and governments might, and in some cases, have, questioned the judgments of NGOs on local projects and attempt to influence these decisions in various ways. Here is the State of Montana attempting to file an amicus brief with the court about a project. Here is the news story… THANK …

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Thinning Contract is Monumental Task (4FRI!)

Thanks to Craig Rawlings and Forest Business Network for this one..Also thanks to Apache Sitgreaves for easy access to photos on Flickr. Check out their site here .. the albums are interestin, including a couple on fires and post-fire flooding. Here’s the link and below are some quotes. However, Horner said, “It’s a really monumental …

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Time for a Change: Firefighter Fairness

Here is the letter sent to all FS employees: Subject: Time for a Change Hello my forest service coworkers. Please give me five minutes of your day. I know that this email is going to make me an unpopular employee by speaking out. My apologies to my forest supervisor for the phone calls you will …

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FS Litigation Weekly August 4 2014

Court Decisions 1. Travel Management ǀ Region 3 District Court Finds Forest Service Did Not Violate NEPA in Approving the Santa Fe National Forest Travel Management Plan in New Mexico Off-Highway Alliance v. United States Forest Service. On July 25, 2014, the United States Court for the District of New Mexico found that, contrary to …

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