User: flenvcenter Topic: Land-Regional
Category: Land Management :: Forestry
Last updated: Nov 28 2016 19:52 IST RSS 2.0
 
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How to love a weird and perfect wilderness 28.11.2016 High Country News Most Recent
A desolate Oregon landscape offers lessons on the modern wild.
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Yampa Valley Sustainability Council offers green holiday guide 24.11.2016 Steamboat Pilot
In this season of celebration, decoration, gift giving and travel, Americans generate more waste and use more energy. Between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, the volume of household waste increases 25 percent, and 33 percent more food is thrown away during the holidays. To green up the holidays — and the other months of the year — Yampa Valley Sustainability Council offers 10 tips to make your holidays easier on the planet. 1) Make your holiday feast a Zero Waste gathering Ideally, serve food on dishware that can be washed and reused. If you need to serve on single-use tableware, purchase compostable products from The Green Company but make sure to compost it rather than throwing it in the trash. You can reserve your DIY Zero Waste event kit from YVSC today. Reduce your food waste by planning each meal, composting food scraps and eating (or freezing) any leftovers. Learn more about reducing food waste at home at epa.gov/recycle/reducing-wasted-food-home . Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is a ...
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Dow tops 19,000, record-setting drive continues 23.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
New York • The Dow Jones industrial average surpassed 19,000 for the first time Tuesday as a post-election rally drove indexes further into record territory. Discount store chains made large gains, but health care companies tumbled. Stocks opened solidly higher after setting records on Monday. They gave up some of their gains around midday but reached new highs late in the afternoon. Health care stocks slumped after weak results from medical device company Medtronic. Retailers soared after stron...
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Clearcutting the Tongass National Forest is dead wrong 17.11.2016 Writers on the Range
To avert the worst climate change impacts, old forests and their massive carbon reserves must be protected.
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Rockefeller Center Christmas being cut in upstate New York 10.11.2016 Durango Herald
This year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is beginning its journey from upstate New York to Manhattan
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Want to cut a Christmas tree? Here is where and how 8.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
As Thanksgiving and Christmas approaches, hundreds of Utah outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the tradition of cutting their own Christmas tree on public lands. The U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management having been busy releasing information on how and when to obtain permits throughout the state. The forest service reminds those participating that trees must always be cut close to the ground, leaving the stump no higher than six inches. A shovel to dig through snow to reach the base of the t...
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Pitkin County homeowner fights with county commissioners over requirements to replace 130 cottonwood trees he destroyed 5.11.2016 Denver Post: Local
A Red Mountain homeowner who cut 12 to 15 feet off the tops of nearly 130 cottonwood trees without permission must monitor replanted trees and vegetation for five years, Pitkin County commissioners decided Wednesday.
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Punch List: Fall tips for preparing your garden, trees and lawn for winter 5.11.2016 Denver Post: Lifestyles
  Indoor lights need to be turned on earlier after “falling back” an hour. Before you entirely switch off the outdoor garden, tuck it in properly with a rake up, clean up and cover up. Raking basics Leaf raking is great exercise — both your heart and landscape will thank you. Rake often until the […]
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An end to old-growth logging in Alaska’s Tongass? 31.10.2016 Current Issue
Does a Forest Service plan to end clear-cuts of old stands go far enough?
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Child charged with arson in connection to massive Beaver Creek fire near Walden 22.10.2016 Denver Post: Local
Prosecutors announced on Friday that arson charges have been filed against a child in connection with the massive Beaver Creek fire near Walden.
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City of Steamboat Springs: Emerald Mountain tree removal project 60 percent complete 18.10.2016 Steamboat Pilot
City officials are reporting Emerald Mountain is becoming a safer place for bikers, hikers and equestrians thanks to the recent removal of thousands of dead and hazardous trees. But the logging project is running behind schedule. Craig Robinson, the city’s parks and open space manager, told the Parks and Recreation Commission Wednesday the work was 60 percent complete, and the bulk of the hardest work was done. In late September, a helicopter removed close to 1,000 hazardous trees in eight hours. The removed timber will be taken to the Milner Mall, where it will be converted into wood straw mulch. Robinson said some challenges with weather, equipment and staffing limitations have put the logging project behind schedule. “The rest of the project we anticipate to move quicker,” Robinson said. Crews are actively hauling logs off of the mountain. The pace of the project will now depend on the weather. Most of Emerald Mountain has been reopened following the logging operations. Robinson said trails that ...
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Editorial: Facebook saga shows need for tax base in southwest Salt Lake County 19.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
As the dust settles on the failed attempt to lure Facebook’s data center to a patch of farmland in West Jordan, it’s worth remembering why a quarter billion dollars in tax breaks were offered in the first place: Southwest Salt Lake County desperately needs more commercial tax base. The deal was based on the idea that it was a massive giveaway of something that government didn’t have now and therefore wouldn’t miss. It would have given Facebook the gift of paying only a small fraction of its p... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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West Jordan blames Ben McAdams for losing out on Facebook data center 15.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Facebook picked New Mexico over West Jordan as the home for a massive $2.5 billion data center, the company announced Wednesday. West Jordan Mayor Kim Rolfe blamed opposition from Salt Lake County and Mayor Ben McAdams for the city losing out on the coveted project — criticism McAdams said he’ll happily accept. “This was a bad deal and I stand by my decision to reject it,” McAdams said in reference to nearly $200 million in tax incentives, which he thought were too generous. “There are other opp...
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Facebook rejects West Jordan, picks New Mexico in competition for new data center 15.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Facebook has chosen New Mexico over West Jordan as the home for what will eventually be a massive $2.5 billion data center, the New Mexico congressional delegation announced Wednesday. An official announcement from the company is expected later in the day. "We welcome Facebook to New Mexico and are proud to help secure this new investment in our state's future," the delegation said in a news release. "Facebook will bring innovative opportunities for our economy and much needed jobs." The decisio... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Salt Lake County restates distaste for Facebook plan 14.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake County officials reiterated their objections Tuesday to financing deals that West Jordan is proposing in an effort to entice Facebook to build a data center in the city. The proposal the county responded to Tuesday was contained in an Aug. 17 email in which West Jordan economic development manager Paul Coates asked the county to consider giving all of the new revenue it might get from the project to Jordan School District to minimize the impact on public education. But a letter from co...
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Punch List: End of summer doesn’t mean end of your garden 3.9.2016 Denver Post: Lifestyles
Keep your harvest basket close and garden gloves on for late season planting.
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Apple harvest in Colorado hurting, but aims for comeback 29.8.2016 Denver Post: Local
Colorado is fast losing its apple orchards, but some people still remember the glory days when the state matched Washington in apple production.
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Why the Beaver Creek fire has been burning for more than two months and counting 27.8.2016 Denver Post: Local
The Beaver Creek fire, ignited on June 19, has forced firefighters to rethink the way they battle wildfire and is providing valuable lessons that could change the way forest fires are fought in Colorado’s millions of acres of insect-eaten timber.
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As Utah revives Facebook deal, New Mexico sweetens already juicy deal 26.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Even though some in Utah have expressed sticker shock at the economic development incentives to recruit a Facebook data center, New Mexico is offering the social-media giant an even richer package. Los Lunas, N.M., has approved a deal that waives 100 percent of the company property taxes for 30 years in exchange for a flat payment from Facebook that starts at $50,000 annually and goes up to $100,000. Thursday night, the Los Lunas Council was expected to approve a $10 million subsidy to the proje... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Steamboat startups: Locally harvested wood, simple design define Harvest Skis 21.8.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Dog lovers give back through Adventure Hounds clothing “It was something I’ve always wanted to do,” said Baker, 45. The class turned out to be a place to design and create a ski or snowboard brand, so Baker focused his energy on dreaming up a line of skis with a simple look that focused on the use of locally harvested wood. He named the brand Harvest Skis. “I really wanted to get away from all the plastic,” said Baker, who previously ran an arborist company where he often found new uses for downed and trimmed trees. “And the time of year when we start thinking about skiing again is harvest time.” When it was time for the CMC class to vote on a favorite design, Baker’s idea was most popular among his classmates. “Connecting the skis to locally sourced wood and sustainable materials helped sell his brand,” said Michael Martin, director of CMC’s ski and snowboard business program. Martin asked Baker which manufacturer he wanted to use to make every person in the class a set of his Harvest Skis — students ...
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