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  • 'Green' seal of approval considered for national forests

    The Forest Service is considering "green" certification for timber produced on the national forests, but environmentalists fear it's a form of greenwashing that will wrongly legitimize public-land logging

  • A law born from the ashes

    In George W. Bush’s Healthy Forests: Reframing the Environmental Debate, authors Jacqueline Vaughn and Hanna Cortner demonstrate that under Bush, "there has been a rollback of environmental standards and regulations."

  • A rough road to repair

    Abandoned logging routes wash $1.3 billion of trouble into Northwestern watersheds

  • A slow-moving disaster

    A slow-moving disaster

    As bark beetles ravage Rocky Mountain forests, communities like Granby, Colo., have to adjust to a radically different landscape.

  • A sucker punch to the stomach: When trees turn red

    A sucker punch to the stomach: When trees turn red

    Colorado's bark beetle epidemic is unlike anything that has ever happened to the state in its brief history.

  • A Washington tribe and a timber company wrestle over a forest's future

    A Washington tribe and a timber company wrestle over a forest's future

    The Port Gamble S'Klallam are protecting their treaty rights to fish and shellfish in Port Gamble Bay, using laws to limit development, much to the frustration of timber company-turned-developer Pope Resources.

  • Buildup to disaster: A Libby timeline

    A timeline traces the decline of logging, the rise of environmentalism, and the slow asbestos poisoning of Libby, Montana, by its vermiculite mine

  • Communities and Forests: Where People Meet theLand

    Communities and Forests: Where People Meet the Land, is a collection of essays, edited by Robert G. Lee and Donald R Field, examining changing styles of forest management

  • CON: When a wilderness bill is a sham

    CON: When a wilderness bill is a sham

    Montana is the last best place because of its remaining wildlands, but Sen. Tester's new bill does not protect them.

  • Cows versus condos -- Northwest style

    Some say that Washington’s Forests and Fish rules could be so hard on small timber farms that the owners are likely to sell out to development, to the detriment of salmon and other wildlife

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