Schott Resigns from Southern Oregon Forest Restoration Collaborative

A reader submitted this editorial in the Albany (Oregon) Democrat-Herald, which I think it an interesting bookend to the discussion about local wood below. So Santa Cruz-ites are finding a middle ground, where the sector has NOT been important, but where it has been important, in Southern Oregon, they cannot find common ground. Hypotheses anyone? …

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Buy Local Wood – (from Santa Cruz?)

Thanks to Mike De LaSaux for posting this on the SAF LinkedIn site. It is a TED talk video of a conservationist, Terry Corwin talking about using local sustainably produced wood for construction. Here are some of the snippets I copied.. “islands of privilege” “environmental haves and have-nots” “bias toward local sustainably produced wood,” and …

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The Black Hills:They’ve Got it Figured Out II

Here is some information that was given to me by Blaine Cook, Forest Silviculturist on the Black Hills National Forest. 1) Per 1997 Forest Plan (Preface-9) “The Black Hills are unique in that there are few other uplifted geologic formations completely surrounded by prairies. Furthermore, the Black Hills and its surrounding plains probably were never …

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Using Wood for Buildings= Bad; Using Wood for Gas=Good

I think it’s interesting to observe how the existing industry who effectively provide jobs and make things that people use (“timber industry”) is often referred to pejoratively..”corporate logging interests.” Or people using firewood for energy; it’s really fairly invisible to the national discussions. However, new uses of wood for energy apparently have a different filter …

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Chuck Roady on Budget Cuts

Gil suggested posting this… I don’t believe that people litigate for the money. I think they believe that they are doing good. However, it does seem that some people’s opinions count more than others and there are issues of justice involved in who has access to these decisions, as we’ve pointed out on this blog …

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Supreme Court Affirms Programmatic EIS for Sierra Nevada Framework

Jun 20: In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 08-17565.Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. The Appeals Court indicates that, “This court’s opinion filed on February 3, 2012, and reported at 668 F.3d 609 (9th Cir. 2012), is withdrawn, and is replaced by the attached Opinion and Dissent. …

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Timber Tables – All 50 States with Caveats

Note: you can click on this screenshot to make it larger. Thanks to Chelsea for producing this table from the database here. Chelsea and the folks at Forest Products Laboratory gave me some caveats, which I tried to understand. Not sure I am there but hopefully others can correct me. These tables do not include …

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