User: flenvcenter Topic: Land-Regional
Category: Land Management :: Forestry
Last updated: Jun 25 2016 13:50 IST RSS 2.0
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What to do in your Denver-area garden this week, June 25-July 1 25.6.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Warm spring breezes have turned into hot summer windy days. Boiled down, the summer must-do chores are easy to remember – moisture, mow, mulch, monitor and maintain.  Try to get things done in the morning or late evening when (if) it cools down. In the Landscape High temperatures and wind are tough on all but […]
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California winery's felling of old oaks ferments protests 21.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Paso Robles, Calif. • A Central California winery hailed as one of the best in the country is facing boycott calls and enforcement actions after it clear-cut hundreds of old oak trees to make way for more vineyards. Justin Vineyard and Winery west of the town of Paso Robles — a name that means “Pass of the Oaks” in Spanish — has been under stop-work orders since June 9 from San Luis Obispo County and a resource-conservation district on the expansion project. Officials ordered the halt to the cle... <iframe src="" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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In praise of a wild West 17.6.2016 High Country News Most Recent
A 21st-century vision for Western public lands, including their role in solving challenges like climate change.
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Why our relationship to the public lands must evolve 17.6.2016 High Country News Most Recent
A 21st-century vision for Western lands, including their role in solving challenges like climate change.
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Why is logging dying? Blame the market. 15.6.2016 Writers on the Range
Environmental regulations and endangered species protections are not at fault for Western logging’s decline.
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Can a ranch sawmill improve forest health in rural Colorado? 27.5.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Cutting timber on a billionaire’s land could boost the San Luis Valley’s economy.
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Local woodcutters pitch in on forest health 27.5.2016 High Country News Most Recent
How mobilizing a small army of locals could nurture grassroots support for large-scale thinning efforts.
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Hiking Big and Little Cottonwood canyons may soon cost recreationists 24.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The U.S. Forest Service wants to impose a $6-per-vehicle fee on users of popular trails in Big and Little Cottonwood canyons, which see between 5 million and 6 million visitors a year but have no independent revenue stream to develop and maintain trailheads, bathrooms, trails, picnic sites and parking areas. “We want to improve the recreational experience,” said Matt Lane, a trails manager with the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. “We want to make it that shining star that people look to and...
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San Francisco officials save backyard pine tree from the ax 4.5.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A spindly pine tree standing all alone in a tiny backyard became an official landmark Tuesday in San Francisco, a city that boasts such picturesque sights as the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf.
San Francisco tree at center of dispute among neighbors 3.5.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The fate of a tall and slender pine tree in the backyard of a San Francisco house that's at the center of a dispute among neighbors is now in the hands of the Board of Supervisors.
Silverton’s Gold King reckoning 2.5.2016 High Country News Most Recent
How the Animas River disaster forced Silverton to face its pollution problem — and its destiny.
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Can this millennial mayor transform a struggling timber town? 29.4.2016 High Country News Most Recent
A young local is trying to make Aberdeen, Washington, a city for his generation.
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Oregon’s energy plan offers a glimmer of hope for biomass energy 25.3.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Advocates hope the timber-rich state’s decision to ditch coal could help revive the struggling industry.
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Lumber Liquidators to pay $10 million for timber-source crimes 2.2.2016 Denver Post: Business
Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. must pay $10 million in fines and penalties for telling U.
Coconut trees are no longer considered trees in Indian state 20.1.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
PANAJI, India (AP) — Coconut trees are no longer considered trees in the tropical Indian state of Goa, where authorities have reclassified them as palms to allow farmers to cut them down more easily.
Climate change triggers triage in Northwest forests 11.1.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Siuslaw National Forest managers must decide whether to save meadows or let trees encroach.
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Rants from the Hill: A Christmas tree grows in the Nevada desert 4.1.2016 High Country News Most Recent
The pinyon offers an alternative to artificial or commercially farmed trees.
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After trees removed, a new eagle nest in Erie 21.12.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
Milliken resident Chris Jones is upset that a bald eagle nest recently was removed when a strand of cottonwood trees was cut down near the intersection of Weld County Road 7 south of Colorado 52 in ...
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Latest: Arizona forest restoration project falls short 17.12.2015 High Country News Most Recent
The Four Forest Restoration Initiative was supposed to be the largest such project ever attempted.
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2015 Holiday Guide: In search of the perfect tree 12.12.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Even at 19 degrees, wearing down jackets atop two layers of long johns and trudging through deep snow near Rabbit Ears Pass, 9-year-old Alena Rossi and her younger sister, 7-year-old Shea, were excited to be outside on a family Christmas tree-finding adventure. The fun part of the recent fall day was playing in the snow with two dogs and nine extended family members across three generations. “We were playing maniac crash people in the snow. It was cold but pretty,” said Shea, sure to add that her “grandmom” didn’t roll in the snow but that they did see baby bunny tracks. Mom Liza Rossi, a wildlife biologist with Colorado Parks & Wildlife, said there was probably too much family laughter to see any animals larger than birds – her conservation focus. The family traveled on snowshoes, cross-country skis or in heavy boots, and the trees were pulled out on sleds. “It’s always really fun,” said Liza, who has been cutting a family Christmas tree locally for 14 years. “It is something non-commercial about the ...
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