Wildfire: Study questions U.S. policy of forest ‘restoration’

Please consider this article from E&E a companion to this February 10th post on this blog. – mk WILDFIRE: Study questions U.S. policy of forest ‘restoration’ By Phil Taylor, E&E reporter, 2/14/14 Western forests today experience fewer high-severity wildfires than they did more than a century ago, depriving some fire-dependent species and stifling biodiversity, according to …

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Examining Historical and Current Mixed-Severity Fire Regimes in Ponderosa Pine and Mixed-Conifer Forests of Western North America

The other day I got the following note and link to some new relevant research from Douglas Bevington, author of The Rebirth of Environmentalism: Grassroots Activism and the New Conservation Movement, 1989-2004.  Bevington’s note is shared below with his permission, along with a link to the new study and article. . – mk —————— I …

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Coquelle Trails: Scientific Transparency & Public Lands Management

Earlier this week I gave a 60-minute talk to a meeting of the Alsea Watershed Council, my “home group,” where I have been giving presentations every few years since they first formed in the 1980s. The audience was a little smaller than usual, but all of the old-timers were there and Elmer Ostling’s wife had …

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