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Can property rights fight forest fires and facilitate conservation?

Forests have long been hotspots (pardon the pun) for environmental conflict because so much of their use is determined politically. In the United States, for instance, many economic uses of forests cannot proceed until running the gamut of environmental study, permitting, and litigation. 511 more words

Libertarian Environmentalism

Agents of Change

A fellow wildlife biologist once told me that if you don’t write it down, it’s like it never happened. Throughout my career I have filled dozens of notebooks detailing my observations of all things wild. 1,244 more words

Know Before You Go: Great American Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 A Message from the USDA Forest Service (Unofficial)

The US Forest Service looks forward to welcoming a record number of visitors to the Chattahoochee – Oconee National Forest for the Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017. 526 more words

Environment

U.S. Court Finds Wild Horse Territory Cut Illegally

Congratulations to Carla Bowers, Return to Freedom, American Wild Horse Campaign, Animal Legal Defense Fund and Meyer, Glitzenstein & Eubanks on this win!  –  Debbie… 278 more words

Wild Horses/Mustangs

Trail Work

My fourteeth month as an AmeriCorps volunteer. I’m a backpacker, if you are too you also know that Mother Nature is a ruthless bitch, but sometimes she finds ways to thank you. 315 more words

Moments

Webinar: Drought and Invasive Species

This webinar is presented by SREF & Forest Service Office of Sustainability and Climate.

What will you learn?

Drought creates the potential for invasive plant species to increase in diversity and abundance in a variety of ecosystems, often mediated by the occurrence of disturbances (wildfire, insect outbreaks). 79 more words

News

Action Alert: Object to US Forest Service Decision on Mountain Valley Pipeline

From Preserve Craig:

“The US Forest Service intends to amend the Jefferson National Forest Plan to allow MVP construction on very steep slopes (adjoining wilderness), massive erosion, cutting of old growth forests, damage to the AT and viewsheds, increasing invasive species problems, among other things. 114 more words

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