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  • Life in the transition zone

    Longtime community activist and HCN board member Luis Torres is delighted to see environmentalists and loggers working together in the forests of his native northern New Mexico

  • 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

  • How do you enter a roadless area?

    The writer criticizes the Bush administration for ignoring public sentiment and rushing to log potential wilderness areas

  • Gutsy science wins the day

    The writer praises an Oregon graduate student who defied the conventional wisdom on salvage logging — and counts the cost to those who tried to censor his work

  • Cooking up a whopper on federal land in Oregon

    The writer says logging companies and the Forest Service have targeted the last of the big old trees

  • 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."

  • 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

  • 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

  • Oregon’s academic food fight in the cafeteria of ideas

    The writer says a study of salvage logging by graduate students has shaken up both the conventional wisdom and Oregon State University

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