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  • In-house wisdom, or White House meddling?

    Forest Service insiders say President Bush’s Council on Environmental Quality has added new corporate-style rules to the agency’s forest-planning program

  • Feds oppose state's effort to empowerlandowners

    Wyoming’s new "split-estate" law, designed to give private landowners more control over energy development on their property, hits a big obstacle – the Bush administration

  • The wisdom of the ground troops

    If the folks who run the Forest Service listened to the wisdom of their people on the ground, disasters like the Biscuit Fire logging project would be less likely to occur

  • Judge rejects old-growth forest rollbacks

    A federal judge has rolled back the Bush administration’s rollback of the Northwest Forest Plan’s old-growth forest "survey and manage" rules

  • ESA talks end in stalemate

    A working group of 23 experts convened by the nonprofit Keystone Center could not reach consensus over how to reform the Endangered Species Act’s critical habitat provisions

  • Bush brings more green into the green movement

    The Bush administration has been good for environmental groups, at least when it comes to money and membership numbers.

  • Roadless returns!

    Judge reinstates Clinton roadless rule

  • Clinton-era roadless rule is back... for now

    A federal judge has reinstated President Clinton’s roadless rule protecting forests in the Lower 48 states, but the decision seems to have only confused the issue of forest management and is likely to end up back in court

  • Good work in Washington

    The Bush administration deserves credit for its "Water 2025" initiative, which provided grants that have helped the Deschutes River Conservancy and the Central Oregon Irrigation District begin restoring Oregon’s Deschutes River

  • Two weeks in the West

    Forest Service faces budget cuts; Rural Schools Act dies; local governments may have to pay more firefighting costs; user fees upheld; grazing fees go down; Klamath dams may fall; livestock killed by wolves, and wolves killed; and UFOs in the West.

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