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  • 'You've got me wrong': A Conversation with Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth

    Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth talks about how his agency has changed over the years, defending current forest management policies as well as the Service’s dealings with the energy industry

  • 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."

  • Burning down the house

    Despite the promises of the Healthy Forests Act, the Bush administration has proposed sweeping cuts to community fire programs in the West

  • Forest Service shuts down 'three old geezers'

    Armed law enforcement officers prevented three environmentalists, including 83-year-old Stewart Brandborg, from attending a Forest Service press conference in Hamilton, Mont.

  • National Fire Plan vs. the Healthy Forests rule changes

    The National Fire Plan, the Healthy Forests Initiative and the Healthy Forests Restoration Act are explained and compared

  • Of salvage logging and salvation

    If we truly want to "salvage" our forests – and the rest of our environment – we need to think beyond salvage logging, and acknowledge that the value of dead trees cannot be measured in board-feet alone

  • Slim margins

    Loggers say forest-restoration work, which involves the thinning and cutting of small, skinny trees, doesn’t bring in much money

  • The War on Wildfire

    President Bush says the Healthy Forests Restoration Act and Initiative were needed to fight wildfire, but several years into the new rules, critics question whether the changes they brought were helpful or even necessary

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