News Archive

Possibilities flow from Lost Spring sites

1/30/2012
As patchy snow crunches under his boots and icy crystals sparkle in the early winter sun, Steve Monroe hikes to a small canyon on the southwestern side of the San Francisco Peaks. This place of basalt boulders and towering pines looks like a lot of other frozen scenes in northern Arizona’s high
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U.S. Forest Service streamlines appeal process; critics object

1/29/2012
When dealing with the U.S. Forest Service, it determines whether your complaint gets dealt with on paper or face-to-face. A recent change in Forest Service decisionmaking requires project opponents to argue their points much earlier in the process.
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Hamner fighting for reforestation funding

1/29/2012
Summit's state Rep. Millie Hamner is pushing legislation that would set aside nearly $2.5 million for forest restoration, wildfire prevention and pine beetle mitigation projects over the next five years.
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U.S. Must Clear Step To Launch Forest Project

1/28/2012
Monster wildfires are threatening to burn up Arizona. Last year alone, they blackened more than 1,100 square miles -- an area two and half times the size of Phoenix. Read more:
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New forest planning rule seeks to restore the nation's forests through science and collaboration

1/26/2012
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today signaled the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s intent to issue a new planning rule for America’s 193-million acre National Forest System that seeks to deliver stronger protections for forests, water, and wildlife while supporting the economic vitality of our
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San Juan County Plans To Assess Wildfire Risk

1/17/2012
Working in conjunction with San Juan County, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has launched the process of developing a county-level wildland fire risk assessment. Local agencies and organizations in San Juan County have initiated a planning committee to complete the risk assessment as the first
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Don't judge a tree by its size: Innovative tool sheds new light on tree age, growth rate

1/17/2012
A new tool developed by the U.S. Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) provides a more accurate look at how trees grow, and may have significant implications in forest management and climate-change studies.
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Massive South Shore Fuels Reduction Project Approved

1/14/2012
The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit has approved a more than 10,000 acre project to reduce wildfire risk to communities at Lake Tahoe's South Shore and restore the health of the area's forests, according to a Friday statement.
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Nez Perce-Clearwater national Forests; Idaho; Clear Creek Integrated Restoration Project

1/12/2012
SUMMARY: The Forest Service gives notice of its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Clear Creek Integrated Restoration Project. The Proposed action would use a combination of timber harvest, pre-commercial thinning, prescribed fire and reforestation to achieve the desired
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Healthy forest slated for Kaibab National Forest

1/11/2012
A healthy forest is the goal of the US National Forest Service's Jacob-Ryan Vegetation Management Project north of Grand Canyon National Park. The Kaibab National Forest issued aDecision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact yesterday for the project that calls for prescribed burning and
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