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More on the Forest Service cull of Murderers Creek wild horse herd

Meanwhile, the BLM’s Prineville District Office in Oregon, for their part, currently allows grazing allotments on the Murderers Creek Herd Management Area (HMA) to graze 576 cattle in May, 470 cattle in June and 365 cattle in July and August.  824 more words

Horse News

America in Decay: The Sources of Political Dysfunction

Editor’s note:  Not something we see every day at NWAF! — namely, a discussion of dysfunction in U.S. national forests in the prestigious academic journal, 10,489 more words


Morning Joe: Can Better Programs Cut Bureaucracy?

This weekend I went on a “volunteer-vacation” fixing up trail around the Maroon Bells. The area is packed but beautiful. However, I was surprised to learn that the entire district is maintained by just two rangers. 488 more words

Five days; Five rooms with a view

Much to the dismay of many Idahoans, 61.7 percent of Idaho’s land is under federal control. In some areas, forests drape the shoulders of magnificent mountain ranges for as far as the eye can see. 528 more words

Travel & Adventure

Editorial from Oregon: As state forests buzz, federal lands languish

Editor’s note:  This editorial, by the Albany Herald-Democrat‘s editor, Mike McInally, appeared online this morning.

The Oregon Department of Forestry’s recent announcement that the timber harvest from state lands topped 4 billion board feet in 2013 was good news. 434 more words


Rocky Barker: Fight over remote Idaho airstrip underscores tough balancing act

Editor’s note:  A controversy over a backcountry airstrip — one of the many battlegrounds over values facing the U.S. Forest Service.  This article, by outdoors columnist Rocky Barker, from the… 618 more words


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Tahoe National Forest, USDA Forest Service, has removed almost all information about the Granite Chief Wilderness from their website. There is one paragraph on their… 74 more words