Collaboration offers suggestions for Panhandle Forests

From the Spokesman Review here. For four decades, truckloads of logs rolling out of the woods were Bob Boeh’s primary interest in the Idaho Panhandle National Forests. No surprise since his employer, Idaho Forest Group, depends on federal timber sales to help keep five sawmills churning out 2-by-4s. But Boeh also finds himself pondering old-growth …

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Chief on Collaboration

Collaboration on forest restoration projects key to sustainability (Go here to see all the hyperlinks.) Agency Chief testifies before House Committee on Agriculture WASHINGTON, March 27, 2012 —In testimony on Capitol Hill today, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell emphasized the importance of collaboration in developing restoration projects on national forests and grasslands. “The aim …

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Collaboration Example: Black Hills Travel Management with FACA Committee

If, as stated by many, collaboration is a tool of “industry”, what industry are we talking about here? Here’s an example of how the recommendations and agency action interrelate on the draft Travel Management Plan. Proposed Action Early development of the proposed action involved extensive consultation with many individuals and groups. Some of this work …

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“Collaboration on natural resource management is divide and conquer” The Wildlife News

Found from another pingback… This is from the Wildlife News here. Here’s the “about” page for the Wildlife News. Collaboration on natural resource management is divide and conquer By Ralph Maughan On March 11, 2012 · 3 Comments Collaboration is all the rage. How it has worked in Montana- Past stories have not been very …

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More Details on Colt Summit and ‘Collaboration’

Thanks to Sharon for her most-recent post (below) on the Colt Summit timber sale project on the Lolo National Forest.  Here is a link to the AP article, which takes a more balanced look at the project, the lawsuit and the “friend of the court” briefs filed this week. As the AP article indicates, my …

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More on Collaboration in Idaho

Not all groups buy into forest collaboration but Idaho got more funds http://voices.idahostatesman.com/2012/02/07/rockybarker/not_all_groups_buy_forest_collaboration_idaho_got_more_funds Submitted by Rocky Barker on Tue, 02/07/2012 – 1:37pm, updated on Tue, 02/07/2012 – 3:35pm I got a few comments while I was away about my stories about forest collaboration. The stories talked about how timber industry folks, environmentalists and others were …

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Crapo on Collaboration

From Political News here. Nov 13,2011 – Crapo: Collaboration Taking Higher Profile in U.S. Forest Service Notes promotion of Region 1 Forester Leslie Weldon to Deputy Chief Washington, D.C. – The use of collaboration and increased public involvement to address contentious federal land management issues is a welcome development, according to Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. …

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Collaboration Can’t Fix What Ails Public Forest Management

Thanks to Matthew Koehler for sending this.. Collaboration Can’t Fix What Ails Public Forest Management By Steve Kelly, Friends of the Wild Swan For decades, forest activists have performed vital oversight, monitoring and enforcement of environmental laws and regulations. Caused by the rapid rise of neoliberalism, beginning in earnest during the Reagan administration, Congress and …

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Forest Planning- Invitation to Artistic Collaboration

I’ve always wondered if the feel of planning would be different if we kicked off revisions with a, say, Blank National Forest art week or weekend, with readings, visual arts, music and theater (possibly with juries and prizes provided by NGOs?) around what the forest means to people. Aspects of this art might then become …

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Collaboration and Fire Impacts in Northern Arizona- from Derek Weidensee

Derek wrote in to say: Just wanted to share a couple links to a couple news stories in today’s “Arizona Daily” in Flagstaff AZ. The first is a flood resulting from the Schultz fire of a couple weeks ago. The second is an OP-ED by a member of the Greater Flagstaff forest partnership voicing his …

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