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Wilderness: The Next 50 Years?

Wilderness: The Next 50 Years?

By: Martin Nie and Christopher Barns

September 3, 2014 commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964. No other environmental law, save perhaps the Endangered Species Act, so clearly articulates an environmental ethic and sense of humility. 2,095 more words

Wilderness

Summit County session to focus on forest management

Panel features White River NF chief Scott Fitzwilliams and Colorado State Forest Service director Mike Lester

Staff Report

FRISCO — A lot of seedlings have sprouted since Summit County experienced the biggest pine beetle outbreak that anyone can remember, and the debate over the future of Colorado’s forests is very much alive — how much of the forest can we manage, and how can we make sure that will help forests in the long run? 199 more words

Environment

Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests Plan Revision Will Impact Panthertown

The Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests are enjoyed by millions of people every year. Encompassing more than 1 million acres in western North Carolina, these natural areas provide a wide array of benefits including clean air and water, recreational opportunities, wildlife habitat, scenic vistas, solitude, forest products such as timber, and much more. 1,420 more words

Panthertown Valley

PUBLIC LANDS: Wyden O&C bill gains key backing as ENR panel takes up slew of measures

Editor’s note:  This report, borrowed from yesterday’s eenews.net and authored by Phil Taylor, offers a good overview of pending forest-management-related legislation in the U.S. Senate.  Who knows what a lame duck Congress may actually accomplish this time around? 1,962 more words

Re-publication

Skamania County (WA) declares forest mangement emergency

Editor’s note:  This report appeared in this morning’s online Natural Resource Report.

November 12, 2014

Healthy Forest, Healthy Communities

Nearly 80 percent of Skamania County, Washington is managed by the U.S. 1,261 more words

Re-publication

NM State Land Office and South Central Mountain RC&D - Alto area prescribed burn planned for this coming weekend - POSTPONED

Joint press release for NM State Land Office and South Central Mountain RC&D – Alto Mesa Prescribed Burn

11/14/14 – 8:30 am PRESCRIBED FIRE UPDATE:  The Alto Mesa prescribed pile burn is POSTPONED due to unfavorable weather conditions. 280 more words

NM Fire Info

U.S. Forest Service Prescribed Burn of Big Green

The U.S. Forest Service has been planning to conduct a series of prescribed burns this fall throughout the Nantahala Ranger District. Panthertown is part of the Nantahala National Forest. 379 more words

Panthertown Valley