User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Regional
Category: Problems :: Deforestation
Last updated: Dec 12 2014 19:55 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Christmas tree shopping: Cost vs. convenience 12.12.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. (AP) — Some U.S. consumers are going over the Internet or through the woods to find fresh Christmas trees this year, taking advantage of shopping options at opposite ends of the cost spectrum.
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An epidemic bugs the forest 10.12.2014 Durango Herald
There are many pests, blights and diseases forest rangers monitor, but locally, spruce bark beetle has risen to the top of the list, munching through the landscape at an alarming rate.U.S. Forest Service officials are evaluating potential strategies to combat the problem and may employ logging, reforestation and managed...
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White Forest cuts oil, gas leases, most of Thompson Divide off table 10.12.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Only a sliver of the White River National Forest can be leased for oil and gas drilling under a new resource plan announced Tuesday that focuses on recreation, protection of roadless areas and
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Industrial poisoning 8.12.2014 Current Issue
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Bad forest policy 8.12.2014 Current Issue
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Fuel to the fire? Fuel exports soar under Obama 8.12.2014 Denver Post: Business
GARDI SUGDUP, Panama (AP) — Solar panels glisten from every thatched hut on this crowded island, one of the largest in this remote chain off the Panamanian ...
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U.S. Forest Service again selling Christmas tree permits 29.11.2014 Steamboat Pilot
It is that time of year again when Routt County families will head out into the forest to find that perfect Christmas tree — or maybe a not-so-perfect tree. The U.S. Forest Service again is selling Christmas tree permits, and the $10 permits can be picked up from the Steamboat Forest Service office at 925 Weiss Drive or at the office in Yampa at 300 Roselawn St. Staff members can offer suggestions for where to hunt for trees. Each household can purchase as many as five permits. Each of the permits is good for one tree to be used for personal use. "Christmas tree cutting has taken place on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests for many decades and there remains an abundance of young trees for visitors to obtain," Forest Service spokesman Aaron Voos said in a news release. "Tree cutting regulations have been established to maintain a healthy forest environment and sustainable forest management program." Trees cannot be cut down from wilderness areas, and permits should be clearly displayed around the ...
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Market improving for beetle-killed trees 20.11.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Rising timber prices are improving the market for trees killed by spruce beetles in the Rio Grande National Forest.
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Landscape-scale conservation gains ground 15.11.2014 High Country News Most Recent
The Nature Conservancy just announced its largest Washington land purchase to date.
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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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