Klamath Westside salvage project

I thought this article provided a succinct overview of the state of salvage logging in California.  I was curious about what kind of a logging project the Center for Biological Diversity and local environmental groups were supporting. Table 11 in the ROD shows that the tribal alternative they supported would harvest about 2000 acres. The …

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What Should Congress Do? II Trusts

This post involves information from Mac McConnell, Jay O’Laughlin and about the Valles Caldera experiment. Solving these many and diverse local problems require local solutions based on local know-how. The current topdown, one-size-fits-all land management by the feds has proven itself incapable of problem-solving at the forest level. Removal of selected lands from federal oversight …

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Rocky Barker: Good reasons why federal forests don’t pay like the state’s

Here’s the link and here’s an excerpt. In the days when the Forest Service did try to emphasize making money from logging, it lost support across the West because it was clear-cutting. No matter how many times the timber industry tried to put a good face on that accepted forest practice, the public just didn’t …

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Hearing on Forest Service Management and Trusts by House Resources Committee

Here’s a link to the report. Thanks to Derek! Also here is a piece from E&E news daily. Below is an excerpt. Legislative proposals from last Congress In concept, yesterday’s proposals are similar to legislation introduced last Congress by committee Chairman Doc Hastings (R-Wash.) to require the Forest Service to establish “trusts” under which logging …

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Trusts, More Generally- A Guest Post from Steve Wilent

Folks, Here’s an excerpt from my Editor’s Notebook column from August 2012, in which the two main types of trusts are defined, thanks to the folks at the conference mentioned: public trusts and real trusts. Steve Wilent, Editor, The Forestry Source. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ The conference I mentioned, “Trust Management: A Viable Option for Public Forest Lands?”—sponsored …

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Wyden to tackle forestry issues early in 113th Congress

This is from E&E news and posted here. Below is an excerpt: Wyden to tackle forestry issues early in 113th Congress Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said forestry issues will be among his top priorities when he becomes chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee next Congress, including bills to accelerate restoration logging in Oregon …

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Trust-y Federal Land Management- O&C Version

When I started reading the news stories about this, I felt like I’d come into the middle of a novel. First, I’d like to start with some thinking by Bob Malmsheimer of SUNY ESF, who said something along the lines of “we can never have a meaningful discussion about “trust management” until we clarify exactly …

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