User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Regional
Category: Problems :: Deforestation
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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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A little paddling won’t hurt the Yellowstone experience 29.3.2014 Writers on the Range
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New ranger oversees forest district 20.3.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The new Hahn's Peak/Bears Ears District Ranger for the U.S. Forest Service, Chad Stewart, paid a courtesy call to the Routt County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday and told them that interest in harvesting timber is picking up in this region. For the first time in a number of years, there are competing bids for timber sales, Stewart told the commissioners. Commissioner Doug Monger responded that a new saw mill in Saratoga, Wyo., just north of the Routt County border, is likely having a positive impact in that regard. Stewart also expressed an eagerness to collaborate with the county on road issues. Stewart replaces former District Ranger Jamie Kingsbury who left the office in Steamboat Springs in the first half of 2013 for a temporary assignment that led to her becoming the new deputy supervisor of the Coronado National Forest based in Tucson, Ariz. Larry Sandoval, a spokesman for the Medicine Bow Routt National Forest, which includes the Hahn’s Peak Ranger District, said a series of ...
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House votes to cut tie between water rights and Forest Service permits 14.3.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
The Water Rights Protection Act passed through the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday along a mostly party-line vote.
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Broomfield, Boulder teens aim to help orangutans through advocacy 12.3.2014 Denver Post: Local
Broomfield, Boulder teens aim to help orangutans through advocacy
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How drug addiction is destroying redwood forests 5.3.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Authorities say unemployment and drug addiction have spurred an increase in the destructive practice of cutting off the knobby growths at the base of ancient redwood trees to make decorative pieces like lacey-grained coffee tables and wall clocks.
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Fire suppression and illegal marijuana cultivation threaten rare Pacific fishers 27.2.2014 From the Blogs
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Heavy snows in Pikes Peak region allow crews to burn forest slash 10.2.2014 Denver Post: Local
Heavy snows in Pikes Peak region allow crews to burn forest slash
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House backs bill to speed logging of burned trees 7.2.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The House approved a wide-ranging public lands bill Thursday that would speed logging of trees burned in last year’s massive Rim Fire in California. The measure also allows vehicular access to North Carolina’s Cape Hatteras National Seashore, extends livestock grazing permits on federal land in the West and lifts longstanding restrictions on canoes, rafts and other “hand-propelled” watercraft in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. The House approved the bill, 220-194, on a ...
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House backs bill to speed logging of burned trees 6.2.2014 Denver Post: All Political News
WASHINGTON—The House has approved a wide-ranging bill that speeds logging of trees burned in last year's massive Rim Fire in California.
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Progress on biomass: Finally seeing the results of waste-to-energy 1.2.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
For most of the last decade, Coloradans have been talking about how to make good use of their mountain forests, dying and gray.
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Annual migration of monarch butterflies may disappear as numbers drop 29.1.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Mexico City • The number of Monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico plunged this year to its lowest level since studies began in 1993, leading experts to announce Wednesday that the insects’ annual migration from the United States and Canada is in danger of disappearing. A report released by the World Wildlife Fund, Mexico’s Environment Department and the Natural Protected Areas Commission blames the displacement of the milkweed the species feeds on by genetically modified crops and urban sprawl...
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