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Bitterroot Circle

The Bitterroot terraces today still look unsettling, but less because of aesthetics (the hillsides have greened up) and more because of site conditions readily apparent to any forester. 392 more words

Volunteering for National Public Lands Day

(Photo by Robert Barossi)

by Robert Barossi

I have to confess, I had no idea that it was recently National Public Lands Day, an annual event now in it’s 21st year. 156 more words

Robert Barossi

November Public Meetings for Revised Forest Plans

An opportunity to learn how the Forest Service is planning on managing the Sierra Nevada mountains, including both wilderness and non-wilderness lands. The official release is below. 412 more words

General

Lincoln National Forest Prescribed Fire Update - October 22, 2014

Alamogordo, Cloudcroft, Ruidoso, Carlsbad, NM – Prescribed fire operations continue on the Lincoln National Forest. The following information provides an update on activities planned on each district: 799 more words

NM Fire Info

Finding The Trail

We circle as I point down at the trees.  There, I say, is the spot.  I see a creek and a patch of alder.  It is the first patch of alder beyond the bridge site. 1,861 more words

Nature

Montana Pilgrimage

The Forestkeeper made it to Bitterroot last month. A native Californian, it feels vaguely shameful that I had never been to Montana before. It’s ‘heck of big’ and seems to have been calling to me, along with Idaho, ever since I was a little boy. 414 more words