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Endangered species: Swapping science for politics

April 28, 2011
The FWS needs encouragement to focus on the science of protecting species, not on the politics of further imperiling them. Let’s give the agency the...
Gray wolves

Endangered species: Who's afraid of the big, bad wolf?

April 11, 2011
As darkness blanketed the land, two cunning predators made their move. Their thirst for blood was intense and, when the opportunity presented itself...

National Wildlife Refuges: Keeping the wild in them

April 5, 2011
It wasn’t until recently, when I learned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is planning for the future of the refuges, and asking the public...
Statue of Liberty with solar light

Conservation: Red, white and blue is the new green

March 23, 2011
Despite what freshman Republican lawmakers would have us believe, giving a flying finch about the environment is very American.

Draft Forest Planning Rule: Public comment ideas

March 16, 2011
The bottom line is that the current planning process is too complex, too time-consuming, and too fraught with unnecessary decisions and choices that...
Renewable energy farm

Sustainable energy: How green is your wind farm?

March 3, 2011
Somewhere in the California desert, the Mohave ground squirrel is safe from solar panels, for now.

Draft Forest Planning Rules: Spotlight on species diversity

February 22, 2011
Most of us who have been following forest planning for many years understand the critical role of species conservation to forest management. We also...
Bald eagle

Draft Forest Planning Rules: A first look

February 14, 2011
The much-anticipated draft Forest Service land use planning rules were released today. There is much to like about the new draft rules but, as with...
Blue Mesa Reservoir

Water supply: Quenching Colorado's thirst

February 11, 2011
Water and growth in Colorado have been the subjects of a few interesting studies released recently: “Colorado’s Water Supply Future/State Water...
The Triple 8 Ranch

Fire mitigation: Saving Montana’s trees, one ranch at a time

January 13, 2011
When forestry experts in Montana concluded last week that December’s cold snap did little to kill beetle larvae nestled under lodgepole and ponderosa...
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