Youtube video Happy Camp prescribed fire 5/12Rethinking Forests: The fight against global warming ; The Opportunity; Wildfires; Managed Forests ; Pacific Northwest Perspectives ; Use it, or lose it; Tackle Climate Change; Wood Naturally Good; Patrick Moore Interview ; Rethinking Forests: The fight against global warming ; Rethinking Our Forests; Informational Video: Forests Can Be A Global Warming Solution ; Forests for the Next Century
Siskiyou County, Douglas Co., OR and Skamania Co. WA (spotted owl website), join forces to conduct an economic study of the cummulative impacts of set asides for the Northern Spotted Owl, to request cooperating agency status on social and economic expertise and to request a 90 day extension on the Critical Habitat comment period. Denial of Cooperating Agency status and denial of 90 day extension request Skamania); Economic Analysis - Data Collection Northern Spotted Owl Critical Habitat Designation ; BLM issues updated Guide for Cooperating Agencies; Desk guide;
Dr. Nick Dennis has submitted his report tailoring the INPLAN model on the economic impacts of logging to Siskiyou County: Draft Forest Sector Model; Siskiyou County Comments on the DEA for Critical Habitat for the Northwest Spotted Owl
Critical habitat Federal Register Volume 77, Number 46 (Thursday, March 8, 2012), [Notices], [Pages 14036-14039], Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Experimental Removal of Barred Owls to Benefit Threatened Northern Spotted Owls; Comment by close of business (4:30 p.m.) on or before July 6, 2012 (extended). Proposed critical habitat map; Service Identifies Areas to Be Assessed for Potential Northern Spotted Owl Critical Habitat, Proposes Broad Exclusions, Ecological Forestry, and Barred Owl Control; Bigger spotted owl habitat proposed Federal plan calls for nearly doubling forest acreage; The 2008 critical habitat proposal contained 5.3 million acres in three states, while the most recent proposal, which was released March 8, covers 9.7 million acres. Only 14 percent of the critical habitat includes private land, Henson said. Presidential Memorandum -- Proposed Revised Habitat for the Spotted Owl: Minimizing Regulatory Burdens; Spotted Owls critical habitat under revision; Invasive Barred Owls Interfere with Spotted Owls in Critical Ways; (study) ; Logging and Shooting Hoot Owls Planned President Barack Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar ordering him to pay special attention to the impact on jobs of any plan, and to "give careful consideration to providing the maximum exclusion [of land] from the final revised critical habitat." In addition, Obama ordered Salazar to break with 30 years of practice and produce an economic impact statement on the proposed rule at the same time the critical habitat designation is made. Federal wildlife officials collect spotted owl comments; Revised Recovery Plan for the Northern Spotted Owl - reportedly may expand Forest set-asides from 25% to 75% of the western Kalamth National Forest.
Coordination with the USFS - meeting minutes 7/13, /8/11, 8/23, 11/15/11 and 4/11/12(strategy meeting.) Public lands, forestry projects discussed - 11/15/11 Meeting 1
on National Parks, Forests and Hearing
County National Forest Accountability
Project ; Version
(Unanimously passed by the Board of Supervisors to support and adopt as policy)
RS 2477 Roads & Right-of-Way, what the forest service does not want you to know! (Summary)
Land and Resource Management Plan for the Public Lands in the Happy Camp Area (for Coordination between the Happy Camp Coordinating Districts and Federal & State Agencies)
Workshop Session 3 Report PDF version Improving Social and Economic Conditions in Rural Forest Communities Dialog Held October 12, 2011, Garden Pavilion, Mcclellan, California
about Happy Camp, its people and forests
(click on "California")
Subcommittee on National Parks, Forest and Public Lands Oversight Hearing on "Forest Service Regulatory Roadblocks to Productive Land Use and Recreation: Proposed Planning Rule, Special-use Permits, and Travel Management" Watch the Archived Hearing Webcast; US Forest Service Chief Testifies On New Direction For Forest Planning
Final Planning Rule; USDA Publishes Final Rule to Restore the Nation's Forests Through Science and Collaboration; [Uses the CEQ publication Collaboration in NEPA A Handbook for NEPA Practitioners ] USDA Forest Service Region 5 Forest Plan Revision DRAFT Collaboration Handbook v1.2 - note page 5 where local governments get "briefed" and tribal councils get "consulted"; Regional Council of Rural Counties Board Takes Positions to Support Proposition 28 and Move Forward with the Memorandum of Agreement with U.S. Forest Service; (MOA draft)
(1) Outreach. The responsible official shall engage the publicincluding Tribes and Alaska Native Corporations, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, individuals, and public and private organizations or entitiesearly and throughout the planning process as required by this part, using collaborative processes where feasible and appropriate. In providing opportunities for engagement, the responsible official shall encourage participation by:
(i) Interested individuals and entities, including those interested at the local, regional, and national levels.
(ii) Youth, low-income populations, and minority populations.
(iii) Private landowners whose lands are in, adjacent to, or otherwise affected by, or whose actions may impact, future management actions in the plan area.
(iv) Federal agencies, States, counties, and local governments, including State fish and wildlife agencies, State foresters and other relevant State agencies. Where appropriate, the responsible official shall encourage States, counties, and other local governments to seek cooperating agency status in the NEPA process for development, amendment, or revision of a plan. The responsible official may participate in planning efforts of States, counties, local governments, and other Federal agencies, where practicable and appropriate....
(b) Coordination with other public planning efforts. (1) The responsible official shall coordinate land management planning with the equivalent and related planning efforts of federally recognized Indian Tribes, Alaska Native Corporations, other Federal agencies, and State and local governments.
(2) For plan development or revision, the responsible official shall review the planning and land use policies of federally recognized Indian Tribes (43 U.S.C. 1712(b)), Alaska Native Corporations, other Federal agencies, and State and local governments, where relevant to the plan area. The results of this review shall be displayed in the environmental impact statement (EIS) for the plan (40 CFR 1502.16(c), 1506.2). The review shall include consideration of:
(i) The objectives of federally recognized Indian Tribes, Alaska Native Corporations, other Federal agencies, and State and local governments, as expressed in their plans and policies;
(ii) The compatibility and interrelated impacts of these plans and policies;
(iii) Opportunities for the plan to address the impacts identified or contribute to joint objectives; and
(iv) Opportunities to resolve or reduce conflicts, within the context of developing the plans desired conditions or objectives.
(3) Nothing in this section should be read to indicate that the responsible official will seek to direct or control management of lands outside of the plan area, nor will the responsible official conform management to meet non-Forest Service objectives or policies.
"All Lands" approach to conservation;
An All-Lands Approach to Conservation Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell
Western States Land Commissioners Association, Winter 2010 Conference
Little Rock, ARJanuary 13, 2010: "That means using all USDA resources and authorities, in collaboration with NRCS, to sustain the entire matrix of federal, state, tribal, county, municipal, and private forests." collaborative authorities for landscape-scale conservation "We need to restore the resilience of Americas forests and grasslands to disturbances of all kinds. The treatments needed will improve watershed health, increase water quantity, improve water quality, generate rural prosperity, and meet our shared vision of healthy, resilient landscapes. Those are our priorities.But none of this can happen on a piecemeal scale. It has to be on a scale that supersedes ownership."
"Ecosystem Services" - FSM 2000 national forest resource management chapter 2020 ecological restoration and resilience Interim Directive No.: 2020-2010-1
;Ecosystem Services and http://www.fs.fed.us/ecosystemservices/About_ES/index.shtml
Ecosystem Services: Quantification, Policy Applications, and Current Federal Capabilities
House Agricultural Committee Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry - Public Hearing
RE: To review the U.S. Forest Service's proposed Forest Planning Rule. Testimony click here
Amendment 177 Herger seeking a moratorium on travel management designation
Siskiyou County has filed an appeal on the Travel Management Plan
for the Shasta Trinity NF and also the Klamath NF Plan
- 2/1/11 Letter to Randy Moore (Region 5)
- 2/1/11 Letter to Congressman Herger
- Supervisors look at appealing Forest Service OHV plan (Plumas and Butte)
- County joins suit vs. Forest Service (Del Norte)
- Shasta Supervisors will appeal Shasta-Trinity Forest Road Plan
- Butte County Lassen NF Appeal
- Modoc travels a different path on road closures
Article: Brown Sues Federal Government For Jeopardizing Wildlife and National Forests - "Brown charged the Forest Service with illegally violating the federal National Forest Management Act and the National Environmental Policy Act, which requires the agency to develop its forest plans in coordination with state laws and policies. California's policy is that there should be a moratorium on any plan that could permit construction in roadless areas in national forests."
CA Resources Agency V. USDA UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA No. C 08-1185 MHP
- USFS Settles With Jerry Brown: Forests WILL Coordinate on Roadless Plan ; Jerry Brown wins settlement requiring Forest Service to reconsider roads in national forests; Secretary for Natural Resources Lester Snow Announces Settlement to Ensure Protection for Californias Roadless Areas
Travel Management Directives Effective January 8, 2009
FederalRegister Notice for Travel Management Directives (pdf), December 9, 2008
Travel Management Directives
- FSM2350 Trail, River, and Similar Recreation Opportunities (doc)
- FSM 7700 Travel Management (doc)
- FSM 7710 Travel Planning (doc)
- FSH 7709.55, Chapter 10 Travel Planning for Designations (doc)
- FSH 7709.55, Chapter 20 Travel Analysis (doc)
- FSH 7709.55, Chapter 30 Engineering Analysis (doc)
Sub-Part B - Motorized Travel Management Decision (prohibiting cross-country travel by motorized vehicles and adding unauthorized routes to the Forest Transportation System)
Travel Management Rule (36 CFR 212, Subpart B, Designation of Roads, Trails, and Areas for Motor Vehicle Use) Highlights of the Rule
- The rule requires each national forest or ranger district to designate those roads, trails, and areas open to motor vehicles.
- Designation will include class of vehicle and, if appropriate, time of year for motor vehicle use. A given route, for example, could be designated for use by motorcycles, ATVs, or street-legal vehicles.
- Once designation is complete, the rule will prohibit motor vehicle use off the designated system or inconsistent with the designations.
- Designation decisions will be made locally, with public input and in coordination with state, local, and tribal governments.
- Designations will be shown on a motor vehicle use map. Use inconsistent with the designations will be prohibited.
The upcoming Travel Analysis stipulated by Subpart A of the Travel Management Rule is not a NEPA decision-making process like Subpart B was. It is an internal analysis of the entire road system that will produce recommendations about a desired future Forest Transportation System. Public involvement in the process will be less formal than for a NEPA decision.
The product of this analysis will be a document called a TAP (Travel Analysis Process). It will serve the National Forest Lassen as a guide for future road decisions, but it will not dictate such decisions. Future road decisions will be made on a case by case basis with further NEPA analyses and the associated additional opportunities for public input.
The TAP will (1) identify a minimum road system needed for public and administrative uses, (2) describe and evaluate trade-offs with potentially desirable roads in excess of this minimum system, (3) identify roads for decommissioning (including priorities and timeframes), and (4) evaluate unneeded roads that might be converted to other uses.
FOREST PLANNING RULE REVISION
USFS Proposed Planning Rule Comments armstrong
Western States Sheriff's Association comments on proposed US Forest Service Planning Rule;
Revised Proposed Planning Rule 1/12 http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5349156.pdf
LAWS - REFERENCE
Forest Service Organic Act of 1897. "No national forest shall be established,
except to improve and protect the forest within the boundaries, or for the purpose of
securing favorable conditions of water flows, and to furnish a continuous supply of timber
for the use and necessities of citizens of the United States; but it is not
the purpose or intent of these provisions, or of [the Creative Act of 1891], to authorize
the inclusion therein of lands more valuable for the mineral therein, or for agricultural
purposes, than for forest purposes."
Note: In 1978, the U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. New Mexico, 438 U.S. 696, stated:
"The legislative debates surrounding the Organic Administration Act of 1897 and its predecessor bills demonstrate that Congress intended national forests to be reserved for only two purposes -- "[t]o conserve the water flows, and to furnish a continuous supply of timber for the people." [Footnote 14] 30 Cong.Rec. 967 (1897) (Cong. McRae). See United States v. Grimaud, 220 U. S. 506, 220 U. S. 515 (1911). National forests were not to be reserved for aesthetic, environmental, recreational, or wildlife preservation purposes. [Footnote 15]
"The objects for which the forest reservations should be made are the protection of the forest growth against destruction by fire and ax, and preservation of forest conditions upon which water conditions and water flow are dependent. The purpose, therefore, of this bill is to maintain favorable forest conditions, without excluding the use of these reservations for other purposes. They are not parks set aside for nonuse, but have been established for economic reasons."
"30 Cong.Rec. 966 (1897) (Cong. McRae). Administrative regulations at the turn of the century confirmed that national forests were to be reserved for only these two limited purposes. [Footnote 16] "
The Court rejected assertions that the Act established a third purpose for which forests could be created - "to improve and protect the forest within the boundaries." They also rejected that reserved water rights for Forests included minimum instream flows for fish. Also note: In Sierra Club v. Hardin, 325 F. Supp. 99 - D. Alaska, 1971, the court ruled that the Secretary of Agriculture may also consider the economic well-being of the citizens of a state wherein timber is located in administering national forest lands "for the use and necessities of citizens of the United States.")
The need to establish a standardized international framework for assessing sustainable forest management led to the drafting of the Montreal Process of Criteria and Indicators for the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Temperate and Boreal Forests in 1995, hereafter referred to as the Montreal Process; (Montreal Process Working Group 1998). The United States has demonstrated commitment to sustainable forest management by participating in the international working group that developed criteria and indicators and by subsequently becoming a signatory participant in the Montreal Process. The Montreal Process establishes a list of 7 criteria and 67 indicators for the sustainable management of temperate and boreal forests. Criterion 6, titled Maintenance and Enhancement of Long-Term Multiple Socioeconomic Benefits to Meet the Needs of Societies contains 19 indicators to reflect the role that forest management plays in promoting and sustaining social, economic, and community well-being in forested areas; brochure (Seminar of Experts on Sustainable Development of Boreal and Temperate Forests) (Source Assessing Socioeconomic Resiliency in Washington Counties)
The Montreal C&I were designed to evaluate SFM at the national level and consist of seven criteria and, following the recent indicator review and refinement process described below, 64 indicators are grouped beneath those criteria The number of indicators falling under each criterion is listed below. (Santiago Declarations;Criteria and Indicators for the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Temperate and Boreal Forests; endorsed by US (2006 Sapporo Japan refinements)Santiago Declaration) See also Comparing Forest Management Certification Systems and the Montreal Process Criteria and Indicators; Sustainable Forest management, Biodiversity and Livelihoods
- Conservation of biological diversity (9 indicators)
- Maintenance of productive capacity of forest ecosystems (5 indicators)
- Maintenance of forest ecosystem health and vitality (2 indicators)
- Conservation and maintenance of soil and water resources (5 indicators)
- Maintenance of forest contribution to global carbon cycles (3 indicators)
- Maintenance and enhancement of long-term multiple socio-economic benefits to meet the needs of society (20 indicators)
- Legal, institutional, and economic framework for forest conservation and sustainable management (20 indicators) Rountable on Sustainable Forests; Summaries
2010 National Report on Sustainable Forests; Key Findings from the National Report on Sustainable Forests2010 Rich Guldin Research; Sustainable Forest Action Strategy
Federal Laws: A Brief History of National Forests
- 1891 - The Forest Reserve Act authorized the set-aside of public lands as forest reserves.
- 1897 Forest Management Act
- 1905 - The Transfer Act moved the National Forests and the Forest Service from the U.S. Department of Interior to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
- 1911 the Weeks Act
- Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918
- 1924 - The Clark-McNary Act established cooperative assistance programs to assist private forest owners in the management of their lands.
- 1930 Knutson-Vandenberg Act (16 U.S.C. at 576b). Distribution of Timber Sales Receipts
- 1928 - McSweeney-McNary Act officially recognized the research program of the U.S. Forest Service.
- 1944 - Sustained Yield Management Act authorized the Secretaries of Agriculture and Interior to establish cooperative sustained yield units encompassing both public and private lands.
- Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act of 1946 (16 USC 666c, last amended in July 1965)
- Federal Water Pollution Control Act (Clean Water Act) of 1948
- Anderson-Mansfield Reforestation and Revegetation Joint Resolution Act of 1949
- Granger-Thye Act of 1950 (16 U.S.C. at 580g-h).
- Surface Resources Act of 1955 (30 U.S.C. 611-614).
- Mutiple Use Sustained Yield Act of 1960
- Sikes Act (Fish and Wildlife Conservation) of September 15, 1960 (16 U.S.C. at 670g). (Overview)
- 1964 The Wilderness Act
- NEPA (1969) - The National Environmental Policy Act
- Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (16 USC 1362 - 1407)
- Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972
- ESA (1973) - The Endangered Species Act .
- Forest and Rangland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974
- National Forest Management Act 1976
- Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act of 1980 (16 U.S.C. 2901-2911)
- Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat Created on 2 February 1971, in Ramsar, Iran amended by Paris Protocol of 3 December 1982, and entered into force for the United States on 18 December 1986.
- Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1986
- The North American Wetland Conservation Act (16 .SC 4401-4413), dated 13 December 1989,
- National Roadless Rule
- 2003 Healthy Forest Restoration Act
- Stewardship End Result Contracting Projects (16 U.S.C. 2104 (note)).Guidance ; website
- Tribal Forest Protection Act of 2004 (P.L. 108-278, 118 Stat. 868; 25 U.S.C. 3115a).
- Omnibus Public Lands Act of 2009 & Title IV Forest Landscape Restoration
- Executive Order 11514 issued March 5, 1970, Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality amended by EO 11990
- Executive Order 11644 issued February 8, 1972 (OHV)
- Executive Order 11988 issued May 24, 1977. Floodplain management amended by EO 12148, 20 July 1979
- Executive Order 11990 issued May 24, 1977 (wetlands)
- Executive Order 11989 24 May 1977 Use of Off-Road Vehicles (ORVs) on The Public Lands
- Executive Order 12962 7 June 1995 Recreational Fisheries
- Executive Order 13112 issued February 3, 1999. Invasive Species
- Executive Order 13158 26 May 2000 Marine Protected Areas
- Executive Order 13195 18 January 2001 Trails for America in the 21st Century
- Executive Order 13186 10 January 2001 Responsibilities of Federal Agencies To Protect Migratory Birds
- Executive Order 13352 26 Aug 2004 Facilitation of Cooperative Conservation
- Executive Order 13474 September 26, 2008 Amendments to Executive Order 12962 This Executive Order expands the scope of Executive Order 12962
1993 Pesidential Directive NSC-16 committed to a national goal of achieving sustainable managment of US forests by the year 2000; MOU among federal agencies responsible for data realted to the criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management 01-SU-11130144-010
Secretary's Memorandum 9500-6: Sustainable Development (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary, Sept. 13, 1996) (See also Sustainable Agriculture - Definitions and Terms)
"USDA is committed to working toward the economic, environmental, and social sustainability of diverse food, fiber, agriculture, forest, and range systems. USDA will balance goals of improved production and profitability, stewardship of the natural resource base and ecological systems, and enhancement of the vitality of rural communities. USDA will integrate these goals into its policies and programs, particularly through interagency collaboration, partnerships and outreach."
Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP) Overview; Fact Sheet
- NWFP Record of Decision 1994
- Standards and Guidelines
- NEPA (Includes Survey and Manage and AquaticConservation Strategy )
- Northwest Forest Plan - the First Ten Years (1994-2003) Socio-economic monitoring of the Klamath National Forest and Three Local Communities
- Forest Management Impacts (Large file - power pt.)
Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center
National Association of Counties Public Lands Steering Committee ; NACO Planning Rule Comment; 2010 Policies
LOCAL Management Plans
State Forestry Agencies Identify Priority Lands and Issues Across America
Eco-Cultural Resources Management Plan (Karuk)
Timber Production 1980-2008
- Timber Jobs 1988-2009 Siskiyou County
- On Timber Job Loss in Western Siskiyou County
- Timber Harvest Levels in the National Forests of Siskiyou Co.
- Harvest levels to jobs
- County Share of CA Timber Harvest and Value -Public and Private Lands
- Timber Appeals 1998-2008
- Northwest Forest Plan - the First Ten Years (1994-2003) Socio-economic monitoring of the Klamath National Forest and Three Local Communities (Cumulative effects)
- The impact on Siskiyou County of environmental restrictions, set-asides and land and water management policies 1990-2010
- State timber harvest continues its decline Sacramento Bee June 14, 2007
- Mill closures N. CA
Dry Forest Zone Assessment
Restoring the West - Restoring People and Fire To the Land : The 2010 South Umpqua Study (Video) Dr. Bob Zybach
Federal geographic data committee launches new geospatial website
KRIS Klamath Resource Information System
National Report on Sustainable Forests 2003
California Forest IndustryPrimary Manufacturers Currently in Operation2000-2010 Closures (sawmills unless otherwise indicated)
Cohesive Wildfire Management Strategy (Forests and Rangelands)
- Appeals court cuts down Forest Service plan
- HR 1996 Government Litigation Savings Act; EAJA Karen Budd-Falen
Study: Forest Service Paid $6.1M in Groups' Legal Fees Over 6 Years
Extreme environmental groups hurt environmental cause
Center for Biological Diversity a multi-million dollar environmental litigation factory
Environmental lawsuits: Bill would limit payouts when government loses cases
Tucson: the environmental litigation factory capitol Tracking Your Taxes: Americans Spend Millions for Environmental Groups to Sue the Government."
- Federal appellate court rejects Forest Service plan for Sierra
- Going (for the) Green
- Appeal denied in Klamath National Forest salvage project
- Western court scraps intervention restrictions for enviro lawsuits
- Congress should stop funding Big Green lawsuits against the government (National Fish and Wildlife Foundation)
- Klamath Sisksiyou Wildlands Center v. Grantham
- Forest Service Land Management Litigation 1989- 2005
- First-Ever Study Shows Complete Picture of Forest Service Litigation
- Natural Resources Defense Council - Weapons in the Environmentalist Arsenal: Lawsuits, Blacklists and Publicity
- Witnesses Highlight Tactics Groups Use in NEPA Lawsuits
- Political Activity of Environmental Groups and Their Supporting Foundations - Report to the Chairman, Senator Janes Inhofe 2004
- Taxes fund environmental suits - Environmental law firms reap billions in fees to fund lawsuits; Western Legacy Alliance wants transparency in government environmental payouts ; It's Not About Saving Species - It's About Spending Taxpayer Money and making Some Groups Wealthy ; Follow the Money Again ; Inequitable Treatment; Equal Access to Justice Act Abuse:
- Don't let Big Green use government to mug taxpayers
- Secrecy hides taxpayer dollars used in Big Green lawsuits
- Environmentalism on taxpayers' dime
- Environmental groups bury feds with Endangered Species petitions
- EAJA Abuse
- Equal Access to Justice Act amendment to limit abuse of EAJA passes House
- House Vote May End Antis Access to Federal Funds
- Continuing Resolution Debate: Lummis Touts EAJA Amendment
- Taxpayers Pay People to Sue the U.S.
- Energy Commentary from Marita Noon:
- On Center for Biological Diversity and Marita Noons piece in ET of Sept 16
- 2007 Sierra Club v. Bosworth
- Logging challenged along Klamath River tributary
- The First Five Years of the White Mountain Stewardship Program Currently, 35,166 acres have been treated, with an additional 14,553 acres in progress; Exec. Summary; Full Report
- Four Forests Restoration Initiative 4FRI a collaborative effort to restore forest ecosystems on portions of four national forests - Coconino, Kaibab, Apache-Sitgreaves, and Tonto - along the Mogollon Rim in northern Arizona.
- Strategies for Supporting Frontline Collaboration: Lessons from Stewardship Contracting
- Stewardship Contracts
- Stewardship Contracting
- Everything You Wanted to Know About Stewardship End Result Contracting...But Didn't Know What to Ask USFS
- Collaboration Handbook
- Integrated Resource Contracts and Agreements for use with Stewardship End Result Contracting Legislation
- Stewardship Contracting - Basic stewardship contracting concepts,
- FSH 2409.19 Renewable Resources Handbook, Chapter 60 Stewardship Contracting
- fsM 2400 - TIMBER MANAGEMENT
- Federal Register Notice - Stewardship End Result Contracting Policy
- Sustainable Northwest Stewardshio Contracting Guides
- Strategies for Front Line Collaboration
- Ecosystem Workforce
- Stewardship Contracting for Landscape-Scale Projects
- Economic Development Capacity in Public Lands Communities
- Economic and Employment Impacts of Forest and Watershed Restoration in Oregon
- Forest Service Use of Best Value Contracting: A Sample from the Southwest Region
- Strategic Utilization of Business and Workforce Capacity for Natural Resource Management
- Stewardship End Result Contracting
- Partnership Resource Center
- Weaverville Community Forest
- Weaverville Community Forest Informational Brochure (5.1Mb PDF)
- Weaverville Community Forest Master Agreement, USFS (0.7Mb PDF)
- Weaverville Community Forest Master Agreement, BLM (0.1Mb PDF)
- FY 2008 Annual Report (3.8Mb PDF)
- FY 2008 Annual Report Maps (8.5Mb PDF)
- Strategic Plan 2006-2009 (1.1Mb PDF)
- A Community Investment Strategy: Community Forests Published by the Community Forest Collaborative
- The Satus of Community-Based Forestry in the United States
- Lessons and Strategies for Community Forestry Capacity Building
- Addressing Natural Resource Conflicts Through Community Forestry: Setting the Stage
Sustained Yield Unit
- Fire History and Need for Fuel Management in Mixed Douglas-Fir Forests of the Klamath-Siskiyou Region, northwest CA and Southwest OR.
- Sample fuels treatment map Quincy Library Group
- Fire Threat Map with biomass facility overlay (does not include Weed)
- Fuel treatment effects on tree-based forest carbon storage and emissions under modeled wildfire scenarios Matthew Hurteau and Malcolm North. 2009.
- Basic principles of forest fuel reduction treatments James K. Agee , Carl N. Skinner
- Biomass thinning for fuel reduction and forest restoration Issues and opportunities Gary Nakamura,
- An Assessment of Fuel Treatment Effects on Fire Behavior, Suppression Effectiveness, and Structure Ignition on the Angora Fire
- Interactions Among Livestock Grazing, Vegetation Type, and Fire Behavior in the Murphy Wildland Fire Complex in Idaho and Nevada, July 2007
- Effects of Fuels Treatment on Wildfire Severity
- Protecting Communities and Saving Forests through Restoration Forestry
Coordinated Resource Offering Protocol
Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration (CFLR)
- The Importance of Collaboration (audio/visual presentation) National Forest Foundation,
- Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program
- Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel Federal Advisory Committee
- Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program Outcomes & Indicators Workshop June 7-8, 2011
- Title IV of Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009
- Klamath Collaborative Landscape Restoration Proposal
- CFLRP Webinars
- Who Litigates and who Collaborates? Summary of Findings from State and Local Environmental Groups in the Western US The results show that large, more professionalized organizations and those with multiple values use a collaborating strategy; small, less professionalized organizations and those with a single environmental value use a confronting strategy. In other words, collaboration is not representative of all environmental groups smaller groups and more ideological groups are not involved. This research serves as a caution to those who would use, or advocate the use of, collaboration its use must be carefully considered and its process carefully designed to ensure the most balanced representation possible.
- Collaborative Stewardship with and through Communities, Phil Janik, Dec 2000
ForestManagement: Role of Criteria and Indicator Measurements Albert Abee
- Sustainable Forest Management: The Role of the USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area and State Forestry Agencies 1999
- The Politics of Ecosystem Management Cortner and Moote
- USDA Forest Service Region 5: Forest Plan Revision DRAFT Collaboration Handbook v1.2
- Collaborative Planning Workshop: Helping national forests and community leaders organize for collaborative action; Federal Land Management: New Forces for Collaboration; 2004 E.O. 13552 Cooperative Conservation ; 2005 White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation; USFS Cooperative Conservation; Natural Resource Management: Opportunities Exist to Enhance Federal Participation in Collaborative Efforts to Reduce Conflicts and Improve Natural Resource Conditions; Remarks As Prepared by The Hon. Mike Johanns, Secretary U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Ecosystem Management Initiative housed in the School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Research and training in collaboration and negotiation, including a recent partnership with the USDA Forest Service to develop a collaboration and partnership resource website that includes case studies highlighting collaborative ecosystem-management efforts and lessons learned from a broad set of partnerships. The website: Learning from Experience: A National Resource for Collaboration and Partnerships will continue to grow as new cases are added over time. Research and training in evaluation and adaptive management, including written evaluation tools and an interactive web-based guide to evaluation that users can use to develop evaluation and adaptive management plans for their projects and organizations. Mid-career training opportunities in collaboration/negotiation and evaluation/adaptive management. These courses have ranged from one day trainings, to week long workshops, to more long-term facilitated planning processes.
- Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) group formed to cooperate on forest issues and support the work of the UNFF
- Partnership Resource Center Sustainable Northwest recently developed an informational guide for the Forest Service and its partners involved in stewardship contracting. It describes opportunities for collaboration throughout the contracting process, offers suggestions of best practices, and includes links to a wealth of additional resources. Tools and Guides
- Enhancing Collaboration Western Regional Strategy Committee (WRSC) Update
- Draft Collaboration Approach for the Proposed Forest Service Planning Rule
Collaboration in NEPA - A Handbook for NEPA Practitioners
- Organizing for Collaborative Action
- Empowering Collaborative Stewardship
- Problems with Using Collaboration to Shape Environmental Public Policy
Amador Calaveras Consensus Group (ACCG); Mission; MOA "Triple Bottom Line" - Social License, Environment and Economics (Sustainable Development); CHIPS - Calaveras Healthy Impact Products Solutions ; The Amador Calaveras Cooperative Association for Biomass Utilization
Timber Production 1980-2008
Forest Dependent Communities
"Throughout the summer of 2005, the Roundtable on Sustainable Forests hosted a series of workshops dedicated to the review and refinement of the Montreal Process Criteria and Indicators (C&I). This review marked the 10-year anniversary of the Santiago Declaration and the associated agreement to refine the criteria and indicators based on lessons gleaned from a decade of experience and research. As part of the review process, groups of social scientists gathered to discuss the social component of sustainability and the associated Montreal Process C&I. One of the recommended refinements to the Montreal Process C&I was the creation an index of Community Resilience. The index would be included in the sub-criteria, Community Well- Being." " Their overriding presumption was that Community Resilience is best measured via the construct of community capitals, specifically resources or assets available within the community. These include social, cultural, human, financial, political and built capitals." Indicator 38 - Community Resilience
USFS Sustainable Resources Index
Water Flow Impacts and Ecosystem Services
- 2002 Sustainable Water Resources Rountable
- Forests and Water in the Sierra Nevada: Sierra Nevada Watershed Ecosystem Enhancement Project
- The Herger-Feinstein Quincy Library Group Project Impacts of Vegetation Management on Water Yield
- CO- Effects of Different Post-fire Treatments on Watershed Functions http://ucanr.org/sites/Prepostwildfire/files/2680.pdf
- Effects of Pre-fire Treatments on Watershed Functions http://ucanr.org/sites/Prepostwildfire/files/2661.pdf
- Troendle, C. A.; King, R. M. 1985. The effect of timber harvest on the Fool Creek watershed, 30 Years Later.
- Troendle, C. A.; King, R. M. 1987. The effect of partial and clearcutting on streamflow at Deadhorse Creek, Colorado.
- Potential Effects of Timber Harvest and Water Management on Streamflow Dynamics and Sediment Transport
- The East At Louis Creek debris basin - serving a variety of research questions
- The Legacy of Collaborative Watershed Research between the Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station and Colorado State University
- Logging for water - The New Republican agenda!
- Scientists Propose Thinning Sierra Forests to Enhance Water Runoff
- Studies on forest/snow process simulation and modeling
- Forests and Water: A State-of-the-Art Review for Colorado
- USFS chief sees funding model in CO - Collaboration among Colorado water providers, private corporations and the federal government to pay for forest projects that preserve drinking water supplies could provide a funding model for the rest of the country;
- From Forests to Faucets: U.S. Forest Service and Denver Water Watershed Management Partnership
- Forests to faucets partnership
- USDA Forests to faucets - payment for watershed services (PWS) project
Minerals (See suction dredge mining)
Forest Stand Structure and Pattern
Malcolm North General Technical Report (GTR)-220 An ecosystem management strategy for Sierran mixed-conifer forests
Articles, Reports, etc
- Loggers blame Forest Service for deteriorating, dangerous trees
- Lincoln County pushes for interstate forest management Falling in line with several other counties in the West, Lincoln County commissioners adopted a resolution supporting legislation to enter into an interstate compact agreement with the federal government to cooperatively manage forested lands.
- New study on Climate Change in southwest forests, 6 U of A researchers have contributed.
- Conservationist" Andy Kerr Comes Down From His Mountain
- Modern loggers look out for forests' health
- Feds are foes to recreational forest access Friends of Tahoe Forest Access v. U.S. Department of Agriculture (video)
- U.S. Forests Continues to Create Jobs and Boost Economy Through Tourism; Restoration Efforts and Wood-to-Energy Initiatives; and Nano-Cellulosic Breakthroughs
- Access Denied - Closing Our Forests
- Conservation groups outline how to boost timber cut without harming environment; Ecologically Appropriate Restoration Thinning
- Restoring Flathead National Forests lands through collaboration
- Experts say forests need to be thinned to be saved
- Future of ecological forestry is here
- Field Hearing Stresses Need for Active Forest Management to Suppress Bark Beetle Epidemic, Protect Water and Power Supplies
- Otero County Commissioners Go Head To Head With Feds; Forest Service sues state, Otero Co.; Forest Service sues state, Otero Co. (not a dup) ; statement from U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales; complaint; Senate Bill 1, click here.
- Judge stops logging over Clean Water Act concerns A federal judge has blocked a Montana logging project partly because the U.S. Forest Service didn't properly disclose that it may need to obtain Clean Water Act permits for logging roads in the area
- Coordination Alive and Well in New Forest Service Planning Rules by Fred Kelly Grant; New forest planning rule emphasizes collaboration, undersecretary says; Opinions mixed on new U.S. Forest Service planning rule; New forest planning rule may be challenged in court; Broad Support for Final Planning Rule; Final Planning Rule; USDA Publishes Final Rule to Restore the Nation's Forests Through Science and Collaboration; Proposal will ensure better future for California forests (Vilsak);New Forest Planning Rule Seeks to Restore the Nation's Forests through Science and Collaboration; Chairman Hastings: Obama Administrations New Federal Forest Regulations Will Cost Jobs, Hurt Forest Health ; US to unveil new forest rules; New proposed Forest Planning rule (Modified Alternative A); or The PEIS, along with a video message from USFS Chief Tom Tidwell, can be viewed on the USFS website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/planningrule/home The content of the preferred alternative is very similar to the draft rule language issued in February 2011.The PEIS will now be reviewed by the USDA Under Secretary, who will issue a final rule and record of decision in approximately 30 days. Once the final rule is released, the USFS plans to develop a set of planning directives to further guide the forest planning process, and will solicit public input on the directives.
- GAO Wildland Fire Rehabilitation and Restoration - Forest Service and BLM Could Benefit from Improved Information on Status of Needed Work
- Court again halts use of logging exclusions
- BLM Announces Landscape Approach for Public Land Management
- Subcommittee Explores Ways to Improve U.S. Forest Health and Spur Job Creation in Rural America
- Opinion: Wildfires Who is to blame?
- Competitive interactions and resource partitioning between northern spotted owls and barred owls in western Oregon.pdf
- Service Identifies Areas to Be Assessed for Potential Northern Spotted Owl Critical Habitat, Proposes Broad Exclusions, Ecological Forestry, and Barred Owl Control; Bigger spotted owl habitat proposed Federal plan calls for nearly doubling forest acreage; The 2008 critical habitat proposal contained 5.3 million acres in three states, while the most recent proposal, which was released March 8, covers 9.7 million acres. Only 14 percent of the critical habitat includes private land, Henson said. Presidential Memorandum -- Proposed Revised Habitat for the Spotted Owl: Minimizing Regulatory Burdens; Spotted Owls critical habitat under revision; Invasive Barred Owls Interfere with Spotted Owls in Critical Ways; (study) ; Logging and Shooting Hoot Owls Planned President Barack Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar ordering him to pay special attention to the impact on jobs of any plan, and to "give careful consideration to providing the maximum exclusion [of land] from the final revised critical habitat." In addition, Obama ordered Salazar to break with 30 years of practice and produce an economic impact statement on the proposed rule at the same time the critical habitat designation is made.
- Restoring Federal Forests in Oregons Future Hal Salwasser Sooner or later society must confront the consequences of federal forestland management dysfunction, e.g., declining land health, rising costs and a poverty stricken rural America hanging on through federal welfare checks because the nation refuses to empower the responsible agencies to sustainably use publically held resources to generate wealth and jobs.
- Responding to Climate Change in National Forests: A Guidebook for Developing Adaptation Options
- Forest Restoration: Problems and Opportunities; Death Of A Forest: Why We Should Care ; Environmental Activist, Mike Petersen, Rebuts Dr. Tom Bonnicksen's Evergreen Essay, "Death Of A Forest: Why We Should Care". ; Mike Petersen Is Wrong by Jim Petersen
- Judicial Regulation and Killing Jobs: The Ninth Circuit's Forest Roads' Decision Waving Goodbye to Science-Based BMPs and More Than 35 Years of Regulatory Precedent
- Forest Restoration: Problems and Opportunities (Oregon Fish and Wildlife Journal.)
- Does the Forest Service Have a Future?
- Impact of wilderness plan on timber industry reignites jobs vs. trees debate
- Social Acceptability in Forest and Range Management
- Seven Pillars of Ecosystem Management by Robert T. Lackey
- Ecological Sustainability and Consumption Enlightened Conservation Illuminates Need for a Intelligent Consumption By Douglas W. MacCleery
- Forest Service boss touts benefits of use rule change
- County, Forest Service work together on thinning
- Managing Forests Because Carbon Matters: Integrating Energy, Products, and Land Management Policy
- Responding to climate change in national forests: a guidebook for developing adaptation options
- Forest Owners Applaud Supreme Court on Forest Roads Order
- Congress passes Landrieu Priorities for Interior and Environment A recent court decision would have required forest owners to get an industrial storm water runoff permit for storm water runoff collected on forest lands. This would have been unduly time-consuming and costly to forest industry operations. Sen. Landrieus provision prevents this requirement from taking effect.
- Senator suggests state takeover of forests Sen. Allen decrying Forest Service policies she says caused the massive Wallow Fire
- Marijuana Grow Sites Found on National Forests in 20 States
- Death Of A Forest: Why we Should Care California wildfires also permanently deforested 882,759 acres of public and private land during the seven years covered by this study. Permanently deforested means burned forests that cannot recover naturally due to the lack of seed trees. Trees were planted on only 120,755 acres. As a result, California's forests are disappearing at the rate of 109,000 acres each year, and the greenhouse gases they emitted from wildfires will stay in the atmosphere for centuries.... I also used FCEM to look at the bigger picture by estimating seven years of combustion and post-fir decay emissions from wildfires for the entire state of California. The results show that greenhouse gas emissions were the equivalent of driving 50 million cars for one year. There are only 14 million cars on California's highways. That means they would all have to be taken off the road and locked in a garage for 3 1/2 years to make up for accumulated emissions of just a few years of California's wildfires.
- A Tree Party Rebellion; (Video); New Mexico Senate Bill 1 and New Mexico Law; Deal legalizes tree-cutting event Commissioners and the U.S. Forest Service, through the U.S. Attorney's office, have signed an agreement that allows logging on one parcel of land in the forest; Congressman Steve Pearce Sharpens Call for Renegade Logging; Sagebrush rebellion flares up in New Mexico; For safety or politics?; Enviros aren't happy; Pearce rally backs local forestry in Otero County; Pearce Attending Emergency Tree Cutting In Lincoln National Forest - 9/13/11; Congressmen Pearce, Gosar to Hold "Forum For Our Forest" - 8/2/11; Congressman Pearce Commends Otero County Commission; Simulating fuel treatment effects in dry forests of the western United States: testing the principles of a fire-safe forest
- Subcommittee on National Parks, Forest and Public Lands Oversight Hearing on "Forest Service Regulatory Roadblocks to Productive Land Use and Recreation: Proposed Planning Rule, Special-use Permits, and Travel Management" Watch the Archived Hearing Webcast; US Forest Service Chief Testifies On New Direction For Forest Planning
- Local logger (Plumas County) says Forest Service felled him
- Region 5 Ecological Restoration Leadership Intent
- County takes on the U.S. Forest Service - Commissioners authorize court action in roads dispute; Blue Ribbon Coalition Appeals decision
- Managing Fire Prone Forests
- Backcountry Thinning is not the Way to Healthy Forests
- Maps help utilities, others pinpoint solutions Protecting water supply, numerous resources key, forest
- Scientists: Thinner forests produce more snow runoff
- Why Implementation Procedures Of Federal Environmental Laws Must Be Reformed
- Forest Service Morale and Leadership
- Congress to decide between Park Service or Forest Service
- Bugs, fire, politics threaten western Montana forests: from the Missoulian
- GOA puts 'human-caused' fires at 40 percent
- "The Process Predicament" Jack Ward Thomas
- Ray Haupt discusses Forest Densification (Audio)
- Plumas County, CA Local logger says Forest Service felled him
- New report: Managing Forests Because Carbon Matters: Integrating Energy, Products, and Land Management Policy
- Managing Forests because Carbon Matters: Integrating Energy, Products, and Land Management Policy
- USForest Service Teams With Society Of American Foresters on Research
- Forest Service announces future advisory committee for Planning Rule
- Forests of the Future Reshaped by Climate, Diseases
- Restoring Federal Forests in Oregon's Future - Hal Salwasser
- Using Oregon's forests for bioenergy production has a down side: increased carbon emissions; NAFO refutes OSU biomass study conclusions
- Court ruling puts 50 million forest acres backwards to old rules ; U.S. appeals court upholds forest road ban; Federal appeals court upholds Clinton-era roadless rule; Time to Plan and Manage National Forest Roadless Areas
- "A Review of Timber Harvest Fees and Regulatory Costs," California logging industry's $18 million state subsidy examined; Overview of Costs of to Harvest Timber In California in 2011; LAO Rept."Funding Timber Harvest Regulation;" California's Timber Harvest Regulatory Program: Costs, Fees and Who Should Pay; LAO Recommendation (The LAO continues to support a "beneficiary pays" principle by charging additional timber harvesting taxes or fees to cover the state costs of regulating THPs. ) CA Timber harvest Statistics;Sept. 27 Hearings (Part 1, Part 2) The forested landowner representatives presented next and included Mark Pawlicki of Sierra Pacific Industries, Jim Little of Forest Landowners of California; and Mike Jani of Mendocino Redwood Company. They expressed concerns with the existing cost, time, and size of THPs and the high level of duplicated efforts involved. Additionally, they made it clear that additional fees would increase the likelihood that timber land owners would convert their land from working timber land to higher value activities such as agriculture, especially winegrape growing, and development.
- 19 States Ask Supreme Court to Review Case On Stormwater Runoff From Logging Roads; Ninth Circuit decision further hamstrings Oregon's economy; The timber industry and Tillamook County filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking review of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Northwest Environmental Defense Center v. Brown requiring forest road owners to obtain National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits. That ruling invalidated EPAs long-standing rule that forest roads are nonpoint sources under the federal Clean Water Act. Legacy of logging roads brings change to Oregon forests, and so do the courts
- Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Oversight Field Hearing on "Restoring Public Access to the Publics Lands: Issues Impacting Multiple-use on Our National Forests" ; Witnesses Call for Increased Public Access, Proper Management of Forest Service Land ; State subcommittee hears public complaints over land restrictions; Closures and Analysis Paralysis Headline Sacramento Field Hearing ; Federal public land policies bashed at Capitol hearing; Agenda 21 Rally; Public lands debate heads to Capitol
- Forest Stewardship Council - Forest Management Standards - economic, social and environmental ("triple bottom line")
- Exploring the Future of Large Landscape Conservation
- National Report on Sustainable Forests
- Ensuring the Sustainability of Private Forest Landowners
- Wood is the greenest building material, USDA says
- Green Building with Wood: USDA Report;USDA Sees Wood, Even From Diseased Trees, As Preferred Green Building Material ; Study
- California logging industry's $18 million state subsidy examined; Overview of Costs of to Harvest Timber In California in 2011
- Catastrophic Wildfires? Thank the Greenies and Forest Service
- Timber losses in wildfires valued at $97 million
- UA Awarded $1.5M to Study Human-Fire-Climate Interactions
- Editorial: Shasta-Trinity, county traveling on a better path
- Wildfire damaged $12.8 million worth of timber, Forest Service says
- Obama administration debating care of national forests
- Forest Service Probes Road Grading in Catron County
- New Mexico Senate Bill 1 and New Mexico Law
- A Tree Party Rebellion; (Video)
- Simulating fuel treatment effects in dry forests of the western United States: testing the principles of a fire-safe forest
- Deal legalizes tree-cutting event Commissioners and the U.S. Forest Service, through the U.S. Attorney's office, have signed an agreement that allows logging on one parcel of land in the forest.
- Sheriff Benny House and the Tree Party Rebellion Tree Party Rally
- Enviros aren't happy;
- Pearce rally backs local forestry in Otero County;Congressman Steve Pearce Sharpens Call for Renegade Logging; Sagebrush rebellion flares up in New Mexico; For safety or politics?; Pearce Attending Emergency Tree Cutting In Lincoln National Forest - 9/13/11
- Congressmen Pearce, Gosar to Hold "Forum For Our Forest" - 8/2/11
- USDA Secretarys Memorandum 1074-001 USDA Scientific Integrity Policy
- The National Forest Foundation
- Re-Inventing the United States Forest Service: Evolution from Custodial management, to Productive Forestry, to Ecosystem Management ; Conservation on the cusp: the reformation of national forest policy in the Sierra Nevada; Economics of silviculture in the context of sustainable forest management; Policy Analysis Framework for Sustainable Forestry: National Forest Case Study
- Low Carbon Fuel Standard
- National Biodiesel Board Comment on draft LCFS Sustainability Principles, Criteria, and Indicators
- Forest Practices, Sustainability, biodiversity and the low carbon fuel standard
- Seeking Common Ground: Protecting Homes From Wildfires While Making Forests More Resilient to Fire
- DeFazio offers forest plan the idea would protect some BLM land and log some, thus providing revenue for Oregon counties
- The Fire Next Time
- The First Five Years of the White Mountain Stewardship Program Currently, 35,166 acres have been treated, with an additional 14,553 acres in progress; Exec. Summary; Full Report
- Four Forests Restoration Initiative 4FRI a collaborative effort to restore forest ecosystems on portions of four national forests - Coconino, Kaibab, Apache-Sitgreaves, and Tonto - along the Mogollon Rim in northern Arizona.
- USFS to 9th circuit: Tahoe logging won't hurt bird
- 9th Circuit clears USFS logging at Lake Tahoe
- Obama administration debating care of U.S. national forests
- Members of the White House Tour Collaborative Work in Eastern Oregon
- Future of national forests at center of debate
- Finding New Ways to Manage Forests
- 2003 Klamath - Siskiyou Private Lands Conservation Assessment (CBI) identified "19 private land focus areas within the Klamath-Siskiyou that contain high conservation value based on an unweighted analysis of the various conservation data sets. Second, we offer the private lands GIS database with full instructions on how to query specific conservation data sets and how to produce alternative models for the region." (WWF)
- Forest Service Report on Sustainable Forests;
- Timber harvest lawsuit filed - The industry seeks to double the amount of logging allowed on BLM forests in Western Oregon
- USFS defends plan to log burned forest at Tahoe
- Four Forest Restoration Initiative: Part 1 Ending a scorched earth policy; Part 2
- Court of appeals ruling draws fire (water quality permits and logging roads)
- U.C. Forest Research and Outreach
- Killing One Owl Species To Save Another
- Can the bureaucratic knot be untangled on natural resources?
- Press Release: Framework and Map to Improve the Health of America's Watersheds; Watershed Condition Framework; Watershed map region 5 ; Forest Service Watershed Condition Classification Technical Guide
- Agroforestry Strategic Framework Fiscal Year 2011-2016
- Climate Change: Recommendations and Guidance for Western Forests - April 26, 2010
- Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson, on new EPA point source court decision
- House Cuts Vital Rural Energy Programs, their Fate Lies in the Senate (REAP)(BCAP)
- The Herger-Feinstein Quincy Library Group Project Impacts of Vegetation Management on Water Yield
- The State of the Dry Forest Zone and its Communities
- 2009 Update: Western Bark Beetle Assessment: A Framework for Stewardship
- Climate Change: Recommendations and Guidance for Western Forests
- NEW! Threats to Western Private Forests:
- Forestry Best Management Practices: A Summary of Approaches to Water Quality
- County lands in feud with Forest Service
- Harmful New Mexico Forest Road Plan Blocked in Response to Conservation Groups' Appeal
- County lands in feud with Forest Service
- US Agriculture official: Sawmills needed to help Forest Service fight bark beetles
- Are new forest rules much of a change?
- Even-Aged Management Why?
- Report and article: The Economic Impact of Oregon's Renewable Portfolio Standard: Oregon mandates forcing renewable energy on ratepayers will increase electricity rates significantly. Between 2015 and 2025, the average Oregon household will pay an additional $1,706 in higher electricity costs. The average commercial business will spend an extra $9,641, and the average industrial business an extra $80,115.
- Forest chief takes heat on timber sales
- Agreement on protecting rare forest species
- National Forests: a battle over mapping roads and trails
- Final Rule - Awards under EAJA
- Evergreen Magazine
- Western Governors' Association Policy Resolution 11-01 Large Scale Forest Restoration
- 2010 WGA forest report.
- Court Affirms Forestrys Positive Role in Addressing Climate Change
- Climate Project: Review and Compare Carbon Accounting Protocols for Forestry
- Climate Project: Carbon Sequestration and Storage by California Forests and Forest Products
- New Spotted Owl Plan Would Hurt Rural Economy and Ignore Real Solutions, Forestry Groups Say
- Modern Forestry and Climate Change
- Biomass A Renewable Energy Source
- Effects of fuel treatments on fire severity in Angora Fire - May 21, 2009
- Carbon Cycle Poster ; Forests and the Carbon Cycle
- The Forest Foundation Forest Flicks
- CA Timber Harvest Plan Flow Chart
- The royal forests (Rep. Tom McClintock)
- McClintock calls for review of U.S. Forest Service policies
- The future of the forest can sustain communities and the trees, OSU's College of Forestry dean says
- Assessing the Viability and Adaptability of Forest-Dependent Communities in the United States (USDA Haynes)
- Forest Economics Research at the Pacific Northwest Research Station, to 2000
- Well-being Assement of Communities in the Klamath Region (Prep. for USFS)
- FORESTS: Judge forbids Forest Service from using 2005 planning regs
- Tools for carbon inventory, management, and reporting
- USFS Region 5 Randy Moore 2011 message
- W.I.S.E. White Paper No. 2010-5 Stand Reconstruction and 200 Years of Forest Development on Selected Sites in the Upper South Umpqua Watershed
Secure Rural Schools and Communities
National Association of Forest Service Retirees
National Allaince of Forest Owners
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