New Congress, New Ideas (This Time I Really Mean It!)

In yesterday’s post I asked: New Congress, new ideas.. we could take this project and ask the question, how could we do better with justice for all and still follow the existing laws? Ideas? When I retired, the solution to this was “collaboration”- folks have been doing this, and spending a great deal of time …

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New Congress New Ideas… Example AWR and the East Reservoir Project

It would be interesting if courts required documentation of mediation efforts prior to this kind of litigation…like I have said before, it would be interesting to know in advance, in public, transparently, what changes in design would be asked for by the plaintiffs. That would be one way of trying to get more justice in …

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AWR Plans to File Lawsuit over Montana Timber Sale

From the Western News here: A potential legal challenge could result in the delay or termination of timber sales in the Kootenai National Forest that were scheduled to begin this winter as part of the East Reservoir Project. Attorney Timothy Bechtold, representing the Alliance for The Wild Rockies, sent a notice of intent to file …

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4FRI Update.. Compost

Thanks to Craig Rawlings of the Forest Business Network..here’s the link. The Oman-based Good Earth this week announced a partnership with Flagstaff-based Roots Composting to combine household waste from Williams with mountains of sawdust and wood chips from thinning projects to produce rich, organic soil suitable for gardens and farmland throughout the region. The partnership …

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The Battle for the Soul of Conservation Science

Dave Skinner ran across this article in Issues of Science and Technology and thought it was worthy of discussion.. I wholly agree.. thanks Dave! Back in the day as I was getting my Ph.D., there wasn’t “conservation science” and “regular science”, there was just “science.” I believe that through generations of humans and pre-humans, folks …

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Suing the federal government over sage grouse: Denver Post Editorial Board

Here’s a link. Editorials Suing the federal government over sage grouse By The Denver Post Editorial Board When U.S. Fish & Wildlife director Daniel Ashe was in The Denver Post’s offices in November, he was exceedingly confident about his agency’s chances of prevailing if the state sued over its decision to list the Gunnison sage …

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