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  • Temporary protection yanked in the Siskiyou

    Protection for wildlife in the Siskiyou National Forest is gone now that BLM and USFS have reopened 90 percent of lands to new mining claims before environmental studies are completed.

  • Fashion faux-pas in the forest

    Designer Ralph Lauren's proposal to swap land with the U.S. Forest Service near Ridgway, Colo., has caused a stir among neighbors, who claim the new public road would disrupt wildlife, create forest fires and bring vehicles closer to wilderness.

  • Will the real Gifford Pinchot please stand up

    Char Miller's new biography, "Gifford Pinchot and the Foundation of Modern Environmentalism," reveals the self-serving careerist who founded the Forest Service and used his political skills to protect the environment.

  • Can 'charter forests' remake an agency?

    The Forest Service proposes an experimental program that would create "charter forests" to be administered outside the normal agency structure.

  • Quincy collaboration heads to court

    The Quincy Library Group plans a lawsuit to challenge the Sierra Nevada Framework, which the group says has "killed" its own collaborative plan for national forest management.

  • Rocky Mountain Front saved again - but...

    An industry suit is rejected, upholding - at least for the moment - former Forest Service Supervisor Gloria Flora's ban on drilling in Montana's Rocky Mountain Front.

  • New forest chief becomes a lame duck

    Soon after regional forester Brad Powell signed the revolutionary, controversial Sierra Nevada Framework, Forest Service Chief Bosworth transferred him from California to Montana.

  • Cease-fire on the Tonto Forest

    In Arizona, Tonto National Forest bans recreational shooting on 81,000 acres of "urban interface," where the forest meets the burgeoning Phoenix-like cities.

  • Cows aren't wanted here

    California ranchers, such as Dick O'Sullivan, who graze cattle on Forest Service land, are angry that the Framework plans to reduce grazing in the Sierras by 20 percent.

  • Forest Plan has plenty of appeal(s)

    The Forest Service has received more than 200 appeals of the Sierra Nevada Framework, but instead of coming from environmental groups, as usual, most come from people in small towns like Tulare and Visalia, California.

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