User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Regional
Category: Problems :: Deforestation
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Steamboat briefs: 2014 Election Forum video will air nightly on TV18 18.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The video from the 2014 Election Forum, sponsored by the Steamboat Board of Realtors, the Routt County Democratic Party, the Routt County Republican Party and the Steamboat Pilot & Today, will be airing on TV18 at 8 p.m. nightly. The video also can be viewed online at http://www.steamboattoday.com/news/election . Optimist Club is hosting its pumpkin festival Saturday The Steamboat Optimist Club is hosting its annual Pumpkin Festival at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Howelsen rodeo grounds. All kids are welcome, and they should bring their painting clothes. Pumpkins and paints will be supplied, and pumpkins will be judged and ribbons will be awarded by age. Self defense class for 4- to 7-year-olds to be offered A safety awareness and self defense class for 4- to 7-year-olds will be offered on Monday nights at the American Legion Hut in Hayden beginning Oct. 27. The classes will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and continue through Nov. 24. The sessions, which will be taught by Adam Peck, will focus on stranger ...
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Community Agriculture Alliance: Sustainable agriculture products on the Routt National Forest 16.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Events such as the recent Garden-to-Table dinner in Steamboat Springs highlight sustainable agriculture and show the local communities’ commitment toward supporting efforts taking place at the gardens of Yampatika’s Legacy Ranch and Colorado Mountain College’s sustainable studies and culinary management programs. Yampa Valley ranches also are prime examples of agriculture at work, annually producing quality products while remaining sustainable for future generations through deliberate, well-thought-out management. So if agriculture is defined as the cultivation of life forms and other products used to sustain and enhance human life, then what role do the nearby public lands on the Routt National Forest play in maintaining the existence of those products? The multi-use policy of the U.S. Forest Service remains right in line with the need for sustainable products, as National Forest lands are managed for current and future generations to enjoy and use. This approach goes well beyond providing quality ...
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AP Exclusive: Brazil says no to global forest plan 23.9.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
NEW YORK (AP) — Despite its critical role in protecting the Amazon rainforest, Brazil will not endorse a global anti-deforestation initiative being announced at the U.
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Gardening with Deb Babcock: Mushrooms of the Routt County forest 3.9.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Never eat a mushroom you've found in the forest unless you are absolutely sure it is edible. Please use restraint when you find a patch of your favorite fungi since over-picking can deplete a population and ruin future harvests. Be selective, and be gentle removing the mushroom so you don't disturb its mycelium. Use a sharp knife to cut it just above ground level so you collect all the parts you'll need to ensure accurate identification. Wrap each type of mushroom separately in wax paper (not plastic) and gently lay in a flat basket or container so as not to crush your prize. Spores from the mushrooms will drop through the basket as you walk, seeding the area for future harvests. On a hike last week up in the Flat Tops, I was amazed by the variety of mushrooms all along the path. (Thanks, Jerry Jackson, for the tip about the Sand Creek hike.) If you look closely while hiking the forests around Steamboat Springs this fall, you might notice a pretty wide variety of mushrooms that are poking their heads ...
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Forestry fandango 2.9.2014 Current Issue
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Phoenix arborist plants hope for more trees 31.8.2014 azcentral.com | news
Richard Adkins built his boyhood love of trees into a career, helping communities around the world understand their ...
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California environmentalists decry feds' fire plan 28.8.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service officials say they tried to balance competing interests in a plan that will allow loggers to remove trees killed in a massive central California wildfire last year, but environmentalists have called it a travesty and are threatening to sue.
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Owl population near Flagstaff at center of debate over thinning 11.8.2014 azcentral.com | Arizona Republic Front Page
The Arizona Daily Sun reports that Mormon Mountain is being considered for restorative ...
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Critics see GOP wildfire bill as attack on environmental protections 8.8.2014 From the Blogs
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Breaking down old practices: Forest Service, Confluence Energy open new chapter in timber management 3.8.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Riding in the passenger seat of a company pickup on a dirt Forest Service road just shy of the Blacktail Creek Campground in Grand County, Confluence Energy’s Don Sanford surveys the landscape that surrounds the remains of a 2,200-acre timber sale. Out there, where stands of aspen trees still fill the horizon, where wildflowers in full bloom cover the ground and where the mountain vistas are rarely seen by human eyes, Sanford sees opportunity. Slash Material left behind by logging companies after a timber sale has been completed. Normally includes the limbs’ tops and remains of lodgepole pines that have been cut down. The material normally has been pushed into huge piles. Slash piles Near the landing area of a logging operation. This material is mostly just tree parts, but also may contain rocks, metal parts and other items that the lumber company left behind. Landing area A small area of a logging operation where trees are processed and then loaded onto trucks to be shipped to sawmills. Sawmill A ...
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Breaking down old practices: Confluence Energy powering the future with diversity 3.8.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The process of creating bio-based products begins deep in the forest-filled mountains of Northwest Colorado, at the end of recently abandoned logging roads and somewhere in the 20-foot-plus-high piles of twisted limbs, logs and tree parts left behind by logging companies that have taken what they can use. Slash Material left behind by logging companies after a timber sale has been completed. Normally includes the limbs’ tops and remains of lodgepole pines that have been cut down. The material normally has been pushed into huge piles. Slash piles Near the landing area of a logging operation. This material is mostly just tree parts, but also may contain rocks, metal parts and other items that the lumber company left behind. Landing area A small area of a logging operation where trees are processed and then loaded onto trucks to be shipped to sawmills. Sawmill A facility that processes raw timber into lumber for shipping and sales. Chipping Raw timber is placed into a machine that reduces it to chips that ...
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Forest refuge 17.7.2014 Durango Herald
HAYCAMP MESA – The U.S. Forest Service and the Veterans Fire Corps program are helping military veterans transition from military duty to civilian life.Veterans coming home from foreign wars sometimes struggle with abrupt culture shock of life outside the military.Steven Cooper, now a program coordinator with the...
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‘Fire borrowing’ on Congress’ agenda to fix 16.7.2014 Durango Herald
WASHINGTON – Congress is trying to sift through the smoke on how to fix “fire borrowing,” a process a bipartisan group of U.S. senators say is hampering vital fire-prevention measures in Western forests.During a Senate hearing on wildfire preparedness and President Barack Obama’s proposed 2015 budget for the...
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Lipsher: Clear-cutting changes the landscape in Summit County 4.7.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
I was lost in my own backyard, and all because of a clear cut.You would think that I could see the forest for the (lack of) trees.
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Scientists ask Obama to protect old-growth forests 26.6.2014 Durango Herald
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – More than 75 U.S. and Canadian scientists have sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking for a policy to preserve what remains of America’s old-growth forest.The scientists include two former chiefs of the U.S. Forest Service, Jack Ward Thomas and Mike Dombeck. They say less than 10 percent of the...
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Suit: Logging threatens wandering wolf’s den, pups 20.6.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Grants Pass, Ore. • A conservation group is challenging a national forest timber sale because it may be too close to the den where Oregon’s famous wandering wolf, OR-7, is raising pups. Oregon Wild filed the lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Medford against the U.S. Forest Service over the Bybee timber sale on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest in the Cascade Range of southwestern Oregon. It asks a judge to order a closer examination of the harm logging may do not only to potent...
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Learning Forestry 101 in the Cascades 10.5.2014 High Country News Most Recent
A novice logger helps thin the forest in Washington.
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Property owners, firefighters take steps to battle blazes before they start 25.4.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Don Read, a caretaker for a private home located on Lynx pass, has spent the past two years fighting a fire that has no flames, creates no heat. The former Hot Shot Firefighter is hoping that this fire will never be sparked, will never be whipped by the wind, and will never destroy homes. If someday this fire becomes a reality, however; Don is confident the steps he took to prevent it, will make it easier to fight the fire and protect the home and property he is responsible for. “It’s only seven acres,” Don said. “But it’s a great example of what can happen when private land owners and the forest service work together.” Clearing the land, and creating a safe access for the residents and firefighters has been the goal of Don and the homeowners the past two years. It became clear that something needed to be done in the summer of 2012 when high winds knocked down a power line on the land owned by the U.S. Forest Service. The power line ignited a fire, which ran up the hill away from the road fueled by ...
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Rare island-dwelling wolf closer to protection in Southeast Alaska 4.4.2014 From the Blogs
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River Paddling Protection Act won't hurt the Yellowstone experience 4.4.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
If we've gained any strength as environmentalists, it's because we've stuck to science and public processes.
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