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Court showdown likely in Wolf Creek land swap battle

Under pressure from billionaire developer, Forest Service keeps digging itself into a deeper hole

By Bob Berwyn

FRISCO — Conservation advocates in Colorado are bracing for a legal battle with the U.S. 626 more words

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MSBA attends review and comment for proposed School Trust Lands swap

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Forest Service hosted an open house Thursday for the public to view maps identifying the 39,000 acres of federal land that may be traded for 30,000 acres of… 215 more words

School Trust Lands

Forest Service Extends Comment Period On BWCA Land Swap

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is giving the public more time to weigh in on a proposal to swap state-owned land within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for federal land elsewhere in the Superior National Forest. 109 more words

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Report Says Beetles Don't Make Forests More Likely To Burn

DENVER (AP) – Mountain pine beetles have left vast tracts of dead, dry trees in the West, raising fears that they’re more vulnerable to wildfire outbreaks, but a new study found no evidence that bug-infested forests are more likely to burn than healthy ones. 373 more words

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White U.S. Forest Service Employees Ordered To Probe Own ‘Unconscious Bias’ On Race, Sexuality

Washington Times: A top U.S. Forest Service executive told his employees to probe their own “unconscious bias” on everything from race and sexuality to the disabled and fat people, asking them to use an unproven assessment tool to explore their feelings. 91 more words

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Job fair aims to bolster ranks of women fighting wildland fires

SALT LAKE CITY — If you look at the number of people who fight wildfires in Utah, you might think it’s an all men’s club—but the U.S. 272 more words

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