From the Mouths of Wilderness Advocates

An alert reader found this piece, which I thought was well worth a read. Here is the link and below is an excerpt. Politicians, environmental groups and laws don’t protect wilderness, voters do. * If the voters of the political entity with jurisdiction over the wilderness area are educated to personally understand the wilderness values …

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Three Fire Strategies- by Stephen Pyne

Here’s a link to a post in Slate and below is an excerpt: Resistance. Fire suppression continues to thrive because there are fires we need to stop, but the strategy has also reinvented itself from simple firefighting to an all-hazard emergency service model that effectively looks like an urban fire department in the woods. This …

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Certainty and a Wilderness Bill are Good Things: Marc Brinkmeyer

Thanks to a reader who sent this interview from Evergreen Magazine and noted that the whole series (on a banner across the top when you click the link) is interesting. Here is a link and below is an excerpt: “Certainty is a two-way street. We believe Idaho needs a wilderness bill for the same reasons …

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Recreation on public lands not so big an economic generator

Thanks to Ron Roizen for finding this op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune. Here’s a link and below is an excerpt .. The sweeping landscapes and unparalleled vistas found on public land in Utah provide outstanding recreational experiences for both Utahns and those who visit our state. According to the Outdoor Industry Association, annual trip-related …

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Managing High-Profile Adventure on Public Lands

While I’ve been away, the Denver Post has run a number of interesting original articles (kudos to them!) and I am very ..slowly..trying to catch up. This one is not about the Forest Service, but does talk about tensions rising over different uses, a familiar theme. Here is the link (hint:turn your volume all the …

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Three Links of Interest from Ron Roizen’s NWAF

Here are a couple items of interest from Ron Roizen..the links are in his post linked here. (Note, I tried to share it, but only WordPress-hosted blogs came up..) Thanks, Ron Rep. Ken Ivory “What the BLM does NOT want you to Know! Here is a link to a YouTube video of Rep. Ivory explaining …

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Book Review: “Toward a Natural Forest: The Forest Service in Transition” by Jim Furnish

Many thanks to Teri Cleland for her contribution! Review by Teri Cleeland, who retired from the US Forest Service in 2013 after a nearly 30 year career with assignments in Arizona, Washington DC, and Florida. After seven years working as a seasonal archeologist for the Forest Service and Park Service, I finally landed a permanent …

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