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Category: Land Management :: Forestry
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What to do if you live in a wildfire zone 12.7.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Homeowners can protect themselves and their neighbors.
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Medicaid cut in GOP health bill worries the nursing home set 9.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. • Amy Bernard and her brother kept their mother out of a nursing home as long as they could, until Parkinson’s and dementia took their toll and she was seriously injured in a fall. Bernard is happy with her mother’s nursing home care, but it comes at a steep price: $7,000 per month, an amount that would be way beyond the older woman’s means if not for Medicaid, which picks up $3,000 of the tab. Which is why Bernard and many other Americans like her are watching the health c...
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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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Giant Sequoia is a monument to why we need monuments 27.6.2017 High Country News Most Recent
With few original trees left, the area exemplifies the need for protection.
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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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So. Utah politicians blame Brian Head Fire on bark beetles, ‘tree-huggers,’ as blaze nears 44,000 acres 27.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Southern Utah politicians on Monday blamed the fast pace and destructiveness of the Brian Head on environmentalists who, they said, have for decades prevented the logging of trees killed by bark beetles. “When we turned the Forest Service over to the bird and bunny lovers and the tree-huggers and the rock-lickers, we turned our history over,” Rep. Mike Noel, R-Kanab, said at a Monday news conference in Brian Head. “We’re going to lose our watershed and we’re going to lose our soils and we’re goi... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Restoration across Waldo Canyon burn scar slow, but steady 25.6.2017 Denver Post: Outdoors
Five years after the Waldo Canyon fire, there are other signs, too. And that is why Jennifer Peterson has come here along with colleagues from the Rocky Mountain Field Institute, the local nonprofit that has helped the U.S. Forest Service restore some of the 18,000 acres eaten by that historic blaze.
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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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Punch List: In the last week of July, you’re making your first harvest in the Colorado garden 23.6.2017 Denver Post: Lifestyles
It's hot out, but not too hot to direct seed annual flowers and some vegetables and herbs in the garden.
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That big tree in your yard? Should it stay or should it go? 16.6.2017 Denver Post: Local
Removing a mature shade tree is a full-day job with a price tag in the thousands and permanent consequences. It changes your landscape forever.
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Punch List: The third week in June is about time to harvest garlic in the Colorado garden 16.6.2017 Denver Post: Local
Just like growing garlic, harvesting those tasty bulbs is easy.
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Who moved my trees? 4.6.2017 Eye – The Indian Express
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Nicklaus laments how easy it is for players to withdraw 31.5.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Rory McIlroy isn't playing the Memorial to make sure a rib injury is fully healed before the U.S. Open. Justin Rose cited a sore back in pulling out of the tournament where he earned his first PGA Tour victory. Paul Casey was another withdrawal because of a foot injury that has plagued him before.
PHOTOS: On this day – May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens erupts 18.5.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens blew its top in a cataclysmic eruption that left 60 people dead or missing.
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Paddling the canoe trail among ancient trees in South Carolina’s only national park 11.5.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Congaree National Park serves as a reminder of just how great America's forests used to be.
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Watchdog: Vietnamese officials bribed by smugglers 8.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Bangkok • An environmental watchdog group has accused Vietnamese government and military officials of taking payoffs to ignore vast smuggling of lucrative lumber from neighboring Cambodia. Millions of dollars in bribes have been paid by Vietnamese timber traders to both Vietnamese and Cambodian officials, said the report issued Monday by the U.K.-based Environmental Investigation Agency. It said the Vietnamese officials are paid off in exchange for granting import quotas for the timber and Cambo...
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Harriet Freiberger: What’s in a name? 1.5.2017 Steamboat Pilot
Lynn Jones did not need a map to get where he needed to go in the 350,000 acres of National Forest where he worked. The trees and trails of the Hahn’s Peak District were home. Yes, he had a house on Strawberry Park Road in Steamboat Springs, a building he had built from the bottom up, including the septic system he dug by hand. But the forest filled 31 years of his life while he was a general district assistant in the Routt National Forest Service. The seasons of those years synced with what his job description, defined as work. That work became play for his family on summer weekends, when they gathered pinecones around the Seedhouse guard station. His children learned the two step kick walk their father used, clearing the trail of oversized rocks without even breaking stride. Everyone who had anything to do with the forest knew the slender man in the billed cap. He kept track of them all, the ones who cut timber and where it was going; the ones who came and went with grazing herds of cattle and bands ...
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Canada responds to U.S.-imposed lumber tariffs 26.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Toronto • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Tuesday that Canada and the U.S. could suffer a “thickening” border as the Trump administration imposes new tariffs on softwood lumber and trade tensions between the two countries escalate. Trudeau commented a day after the announcement of new U.S. duties of up to 24 percent on softwood lumber entering the U.S. from Canada. Trudeau, leader of Canada’s Liberal Party, said the two countries are economically interconnected, but it’s not a one-way relat...
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