User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Regional
Category: Problems :: Deforestation
Last updated: Oct 20 2017 12:03 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Bipartisan senate bill would authorize $100 million to help prevent Western wildfires 20.10.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
As wildfires rage across California and the West, Democratic and Republican senators have joined forces to help rural communities better prepare for and prevent catastrophic wildfires.
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Waldo Canyon backcountry opens, but recreation still limited 5.10.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The U.S. Forest Service has released updates on recreating at Waldo Canyon, which was ravaged by a fire in 2012.
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Tropical forests now emit more carbon than they soak up 29.9.2017 Technology – The Indian Express
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The 7,800-acre Winter Valley Fire has been 100 percent contained Tuesday 27.9.2017 Denver Post: Local
The 7,800-acre Winter Valley Fire in Moffat County was 100 percent contained Tuesday as visible smoke from interior islands showed minimal creeping behavior, according to the Bureau of Land Management. 
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Residential evacuations for Winter Valley fire lifted as it rains Saturday 24.9.2017 Denver Post: Local
Recommended residential evacuations in Moffat County due to the Winter Valley Fire have been lifted as rain covers the area. The fire has grown to 6,400 acres, up from 5,200 acres Thursday.
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Forest Service, Idaho work to boost logging on federal land 23.9.2017 Denver Post: Business
The U.S. Forest Service and Idaho have forged 10 agreements for logging and restoration projects on federal land in what officials say could become a template for other Western states to create jobs and reduce the severity of wildfires.
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Healing the landscape, healing ourselves 4.9.2017 Current Issue
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Blame for wildfires gets pinned on ‘environmental extremists’ 26.8.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Montana’s lawmakers slight climate change as a main driver for the state’s blazes.
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Instead of cutting down trees to prevent fires, stop building homes in the forest 23.7.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
Leslie Brodhead made it sound like some kind of accomplishment to cut down healthy, naturally growing trees in what's supposed to be the wild (if it wasn't for homes like hers in the way).
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Will Congress fix wildfire funding this year? 13.7.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Proposed legislation would put logging ahead of environmental concerns.
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Grand Staircase-Escalante was set up to fail 10.7.2017 High Country News Most Recent
How budget cuts, a divided staff and state politics hamstrung Utah’s biggest monument.
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Gehrke: Mike Noel’s inflammatory screed on wildfires throws off more smoke than light 3.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Given the extreme fire risk, Rep. Mike Noel should be careful running around with his pants on fire. Last week, as flames still threatened seasonal homes near Brian Head, Noel took the opportunity to dish out some inflammatory rhetoric, blaming the wildfire on environmentalists who he says are determined to stop any kind of logging, even if it means watching the forests burn. “When we turned the Forest Service over to the bird and bunny lovers and the tree-huggers and the rock-lickers, we turne...
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Mike Noel’s inflammatory screed on wildfires throws off more smoke than light 3.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Given the extreme fire risk, Rep. Mike Noel should be careful running around with his pants on fire. Last week, as flames still threatened seasonal homes near Brian Head, Noel took the opportunity to dish out some inflammatory rhetoric, blaming the wildfire on environmentalists who he says are determined to stop any kind of logging, even if it means watching the forests burn. “When we turned the Forest Service over to the bird and bunny lovers and the tree-huggers and the rock-lickers, we turne... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Utah officials blame lack of logging for major wildfire 28.6.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Insisting that logging could have cleaned up dead trees that are fueling a Utah wildfire, a Republican state lawmaker blamed federal mismanagement and others for the blaze that has burned 13 homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people.
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Noel, other S. Utah politicians blame Brian Head Fire on ‘tree-huggers,’ beetles, but eco-groups say he’s off-base 27.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Southern Utah politicians on Monday blamed the Brian Head Fire’s fast pace and destructiveness on environmentalists who, they said, for decades have thwarted logging of trees killed by bark beetles. But the targeted groups contend climate change and excluding fire from the landscape are the real reasons Utah’s national forest are primed for blazes. Without citing a source, Rep. Mike Noel angrily alleged environmentalists would rather see the Dixie National Forest burn than see a single stump. “... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Do beetle-killed trees make wildfires worse? Brian Head blaze may provide surprising answers 24.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The wildfire threatening a southern Utah resort town this week raced through a forest that lost hundreds of thousands of spruce trees in a devastating bark-beetle outbreak. While it remains unclear how much of a factor all that barren timber played in the Brian Head Fire, the area’s glut of dead wood raises concerns about firefighter safety and how wildland blazes could behave in the 2 million acres of Utah forests that have turned gray from the phloem-munching beetles. For now, officials belie... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Mexican man who guarded clandestine marijuana crop on San Isabel National Forest land gets year in prison 1.6.2017 Denver Post: Local
A man living in the country illegally and who paid his debt to smugglers by guarding a clandestine marijuana farm hidden in the San Isabel National Forest has been sentenced to one year in federal prison.
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Elliott for all; Missed connections; Logging in monuments? 29.5.2017 High Country News Most Recent
HCN.org news in brief.
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Oregon timber counties struggle to provide services as aid dries up 14.5.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Today, Douglas County's library system is on life support, and its sheriff's department is on track to lose funding.
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Oregon keeps the Elliott State Forest public 12.5.2017 High Country News Most Recent
The state reverses course and decides not to sell its first state forest.
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