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One Step Closer to Erasing Trump Rule

May 11, 2022 — Greenwire reports that the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) submitted a new rule for White House review, a step toward undoing a Trump administration rule redefining critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act. TheMore

State Park is First on Forest Service Land

May 4, 2022 — Colorado’s 43rd state park is the first of its kind — it sits on Forest Service land. In 2021, the White River National Forest took ownership of the 488-acre Sweetwater Lake parcel adjacent toMore

Plan Falls Short on Wilderness Recommendation

April 21, 2022 — Gallatin National Forest lies at the northwest corner of Yellowstone National Park. Along with Custer National Forest, it encompasses more than 3.3 million acres, including the Absaroka-Beartooth and Lee Metcalf wilderness areas. The finalMore

Bill Would Require Forest Service to Suppress all Fires

April 15, 2022 — Republican congressmen Tom McClintock and Doug LaMalfa introduced legislation “directing the Forest Service to immediately suppress wildfires on National Forest System lands and put an end to the policy of letting fires burn.” IfMore

Forest Service Adopts 10-year Wildfire Strategy

April 10, 2022 — The next issue of Forest News is at the printer’s. Here’s a preview: The Department of Agriculture and the Forest Service have launched a “comprehensive response to the nation’s growing wildfire crisis.” The 10-yearMore

Conservancy, Investors Collaborate on Forest Management

December 15, 2021 — The Nature Conservancy has partnered with BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group through an initiative to sustainably manage forests in 11 U.S. states from the South to the Pacific Northwest. The initiative will address “theMore

Study: Severe Wildfire More Common Prior to 1900

November 18, 2021 — A peer-reviewed study published in September finds that severe wildfires were less common during the past three decades than they were prior to the 20th century. William Baker, professor emeritus at the University ofMore

30×30 Update

November 1, 2021 — The Biden administration’s commitment to the “30×30” goal of conserving 30% of the planet’s lands and waters by 2030 remains enigmatic, in part because the administration has changed the playing field. The original conceptMore

Roadless Area Conservation Act

June 14, 2021 — Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) reintroduced conservation legislation — the Roadless Area Conservation Act (S. 877). The proposed legislation would permanently prevent logging and related activities in designated roadless areas of National Forest land, includingMore

30×30

June 10, 2021 — In May, the Biden administration released a 24-page “Conserving America the Beautiful” plan with a goal of “conserving at least 30 percent of our lands and waters by 2030.” The 30×30 idea is basedMore