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From Alaska: Tourism suffers under Forest Service management

Editor’s note:  This op-ed, authored by Joel Hanson, was published in THE JUNEAU EMPIRE yesterday.  It suggests, I thought, a critical perspective on the Forest Service’s timber sales programs in Alaska — and thus something to keep in mind as other Western states press on with their push for more timber harvests on national forests.   768 more words


Forest Service Seeks Comments on Authorizing Surveys for the Proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline on the Jefferson National Forest

(January 21, 2015) Roanoke, VA– The Forest Service is seeking comments on whether to allow surveys on a 2-mile segment of the Jefferson National Forest for the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline in Giles and Montgomery counties, Virginia, and Monroe County, West Virginia. 507 more words

Local Environmental News

Feds cut most Secure Rural Schools funds

Editor’s note:  Am posting this story — from the COEUR D’ALENE PRESS, but also re-published in this morning’s SHOSHONE NEWS PRESS – because it’s the first substantial attention our local press has paid the SRS issue.   708 more words


County commissioner in Montana calls new national forest plan "inadequate"

Editor’s note:  This report, published in yesterday’s THE WESTERN NEWS, out of Libby, was written by Bob Henline.

Lincoln County commissioner Greg Larson isn’t happy about the Kootenai National Forest Land Management plan, which was signed on Jan. 748 more words


A Little Book Tour

What’s in Mrs. Hale’s Receipt’s for the Million 1857?

1387. Choice of Reading. – A good book is a safe refuge in idle hours.

Hope the new year is going well so far, though I know some parts of the country are slammed with ice and snow or storms. 172 more words

Mrs. Hale's Receipts For The Million

Exploring the Forest Service's ethos: "Your job is to get along."

Editor’s note:  A different, and interesting, perspective this morning.  Here is an essay penned by a conservation-oriented recent Forest Service retiree named Susan Marsh.  It was published under the title, “What I learned from 30 years with Forest Service” and appeared in the… 794 more words