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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Disappearing Districts: A hundred years of lumping and leaving!

While linking to the Rocky Mountain Mountaineers website (for the previous post on the OPM data breach), I ran across this history piece by Tom Thompson. Here’s an excerpt: “From 1960 to 1980, another 26 districts were eliminated. Regional Forester Craig Rupp was not pleased with the direction this was going and in January, 1983 …

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Neighbors and Idaho Rivers United File Suit on Forest Service Road Use by State

Here are some links to this lawsuit.. Idaho Rivers news release here Here’s the AP story, below is an excerpt: Sharla Arledge, spokeswoman for the Idaho Department of Lands, said the Selway Fire Salvage Timber Harvest was scheduled for April 24 but was postponed after the state agency couldn’t reach an agreement with the Wrights …

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NFS Litigation Weekly May 26, 2015

It took more than the allotted time to extract paragraphs from this pdf and reformat, so I just left the Newsletter as is, in pdf 2015_05_26 NFS Litigation Weekly, with the following associated legal documents. 20150507OrderConservationCongress_v_George_KelseyPeak 20150511ComplaintAWR_v_SavageEastReservoir 20150511NOI_EastDeerlodgeProject 20150512MotionToReconsiderFFRC_v_Vilsack2012PlanningRule 20150513NOI_AdvocatesForTheWestGrazingFremontWinema