User: flenvcenter Topic: Land-Regional
Category: Land Management :: Forestry
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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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When it comes to Christmas trees, is real or fake the better environmental choice? 11.12.2015 Durango Herald
Every December, millions of Americans decorate their homes with Christmas trees, a centerpiece symbol of holiday cheer. But in recent years, a question for the environmentally conscious has arisen whether to choose between real or artificial.About 78 percent of all U.S. households display a Christmas tree, and as a growing share of the...
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Events to look forward to in December 11.12.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Aside from hitting the slopes, entertain your holiday guests or discover a new holiday tradition by attending one of these featured events this season. Happy Holidays! Parks Ranger District Annual Christmas Open House Festivities will include breakfast burritos, hot drinks, pictures with Smokey Bear, a craft station and a limited selection of pre-cut Christmas trees. The trees will be available for purchase with a $10 permit for those who are unable to get into the woods and harvest their own. For more information, call the Parks Ranger District office at 970-723-2700 or visit fs.usda.gov/mbr.  Parks Ranger District Annual Christmas Open House | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Friday, Dec. 11 | District Office in Walden, 100 Main St. Menorah Lighting Ceremony The community is invited to join Har Mishpacha, the Jewish congregation of Steamboat, for the menorah lighting ceremony. Rabbi Mark Asher Goodman will lead Hanukkah prayers and songs. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony. Menorah Lighting Ceremony ...
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Community Ag Alliance: Think spring? 11.12.2015 Steamboat Pilot
You might be wondering what El Niño is going to do in the next few months in our corner of the world. It seems as though we might have a big winter ahead of us, with plenty of snow already here. Given the time of year, it seems rather soon to be asking you to think about spring planting plans. But that is exactly what we would invite you to do. The Colorado State Forest Service is accepting orders for low-cost seedling trees, shrubs and perennials grown at our nursery in Fort Collins, to be delivered to town next spring. More than 100 species are available, most of them native, as bare roots or different pot sizes to accommodate all of your conservation, reforestation and reclamation goals. Trees and shrubs range from $1 to $10 each, and depending on size, they are sold individually or in bundles of 25, 30 or 50 plants. Some of the most popular items, such as the XL potted trees, sell out quickly. These are two- to three-year-old trees in one-gallon pots. They have the advantage of a more developed root ...
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San Juan National Forest Christmas tree permits now available 24.11.2015 Durango Herald
San Juan National Forest Christmas tree permits are available for purchase.U.S. Forest Service officials say $8 permits can be purchased at National Forest offices and selected retail outlets in Southwest Colorado.A permit allows people to cut one tree up to 20 feet tall.And in a new program, free permits, through the...
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Coalbed methane explainer and post-fire logging. 9.11.2015 High Country News Most Recent
Hcn.org news in brief.
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U.S. Rural Development official visits Mountain Pine Manufacturing in Steamboat 6.11.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Sam Rikkers, a high-ranking official with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's rural development office in Washington, D.C., rolled into Steamboat Springs in a snowstorm Thursday, apologized for his suit and tie and got down to business, huddling with Trent Jones, of Mountain Pine Manufacturing. Rikkers is acting administrator of the USDA’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service and knows Steamboat well — his family has owned a vacation condominium here since his youth. He came through Steamboat on a swing across Northern Colorado, ending up at Colorado State University Thursday. Jones is exploring federal grants and loan programs that might help him grow his business, which converts beetle-killed timber into wood strand mulch, a process that supports revegetation of disturbed soils at highway projects, oil well pads and scorched forests, among other projects. Mountain Pine Manufacturing has found a client in Anadarko Petroleum, in Southern Wyoming, where his wood straw mulch has proven superior to ...
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DigitalGlobe announces forestry partnership with Intelescope 27.10.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
Westminster-based satellite imagery DigitalGlobe is taking a dip into forestry. Intelescope, based in Stamford, Conn., on Tuesday announced a newly inked deal for DigitalGlobe's Geospatial Big Data platform.
Train to help haul freshly cut Christmas trees 16.10.2015 Durango Herald
Cutting down your own Christmas tree while at the same time reducing the danger of wildfire in the San Juan Mountains? That’s what the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge train is offering for the first time this year.In a prepared statement, officials at the San Juan National Forest said the agency deemed an area near Cascade...
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Congress tries to speed up contentious post-fire logging 15.10.2015 High Country News Most Recent
New legislation comes despite science showing timber salvage harms essential wildlife habitat
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Forest Service plans more dead lodgepole harvest in North Routt County 7.10.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Time is beginning to run thin on U.S. Forest Service goals to restore the lodgepole forests of North Routt County through commercial harvest of standing dead timber in areas decimated by an outbreak of mountain pine beetles. The insect infestation was declared an epidemic in 2007. By 2021, the timber may be too far gone to have any commercial value. Hahn’s Peak Bears Ears District Ranger Chad Stewart told Routt County commissioners Tuesday that logging of the dead trees is underway at the Wyoming border in existing timber sales with picturesque names such as Raghorn, Whale Tail and Bootleg. And not far to the south, the Forest Service is currently analyzing the Big Red sale just northwest of Hahn's Peak. A formal decision on the sale is due in June. “Ninety-nine percent of what we’re harvesting is dead tree removal, and it’s deteriorating,” Stewart told commissioners. “We estimate we’ve got about five more years, and the (saw) mill won’t take it anymore. We have a buyer right now.” Before time runs out, ...
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Is the world's oldest tree in Tucson? 4.10.2015 azcentral.com | news
The story of the Prometheus Tree has grown to be larger than the life of the bristlecone pine itself. But is it really the world’s oldest ...
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