Group Hails Forest Cooperation

I saw a local article about our part of the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program. For the first time in many years, loggers and conservation groups are working together and the results have been stunning, according to Katherine Evatt, president of the Pine Grove-based Foothill Conservancy. The Amador Calaveras Consensus Group has been working in …

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Being Wrong: Adventure Pass Edition

Could it be that with the Adventure Pass program, the Forest Service was once-again trying to emulate business interests it once sought to regulate. Not that this is wrong, or evil—at least not unless you firmly believe that “Money is the root of all evil.” But it is clearly not what I want from the …

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A McKenzie Bridge logging plan takes neighbors by surprise

(The following article appeared in today’s Eugene Register-Guard. – mk) McKENZIE BRIDGE — Jerry Gil­mour is able to escape from Bend most weekends and drive over the Santiam Pass to his wooded retreat, a cabin he built on a 4-acre swath of pristine land bordering the Willamette National Forest.  A few weeks back, Gilmour drove …

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Illegal ‘Adventure Pass’: What were they thinking?

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently overturned a lower court’s ruling, declaring that the Forest Service’s Adventure Pass violated the Recreation Enhancement Act (pdf). What I wonder is how the Forest Service thought that the Adventure Pass could pass a ‘red face test’ both in public and in the courts? Moreover, how did their …

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Brian Brademeyer Ticketed for Timber Sale Violation

Thanks to Terry Seyden for this one! I swear, sometimes our region has almost as much interpersonal drama as our neighbors to the north! Noted environmentalist ticketed for timber sale violation Kevin Woster Journal staff | Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2012 6:15 am http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/noted-environmentalist-ticketed-for-timber-sale-violation/article_34db78b6-59fc-11e1-9e0d-001871e3ce6c.html Brian Brademeyer is charged with painting over markings to trick Forest …

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