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  • Spotted owl or red herring?

    Although logging has declined drastically in the Pacific Northwest, it’s not necessarily the fault of the Endangered Species Act or the northern spotted owl.

  • Western governors wary of roadless forest mess

    The Bush administration says its revision of the Roadless Area Conservation Rule rule will increase local control over national forests, but as Western governors read the fine print, they begin to have doubts

  • 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

  • In the Washington woods, managers face a catch-22

    The Forests and Fish plan was supposed to help both salmon and the timber industry in Washington State, but clauses in the agreement may tilt it against wildlife

  • New ways to work in the woods

    The National Network of Forest Practitioners restores forests and streams while creating sustainable jobs in local communities

  • 'Conservation' strategy is a wolf in sheep's clothing

    The Bush administration’s doublespeak on roadless areas may alienate one of its constituencies: the hunters and anglers who love our wild country

  • Feds pass roadless headache to states

    The Bush administration gives governors 18 months to ask the Forest Service to protect roadless areas in their states, but the states will have to pay for the costly and complex petition process

  • Our publicly owned forests are being subverted

    President Bush is carrying on a stealthy assault against our national forests

  • In the field with fire

    A Season of Fire: Four Months on the Firelines of America’s Forests by Douglas Gantenbein refuses to glamorize firefighting or settle for simple solutions to the West’s fire problems

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