Firery Comment

Salvage logging, cleaning the forest floor, and replanting will rejuvenate the forest and provide forests for our grandkids and their grandkids. Now is the time to contact your representative and suggest they support House Resolution 3715. If we don’t start managing our federal and state forest, we won’t have any forest to manage in the future.

Sarcastic Lawsuits

Last month, three organizations (Oregon Wild, Cascadia Wildlands, and Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands) filed a lawsuit against a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) timber sale called Lower Grave in southwest Oregon. Among the claims filed was that the BLM “failed to take the requisite “hard look” at the project’s potential environmental impacts to the northern spotted owl.”

Missing the Forest for the Fake News

Hillary killed Vince Foster. Obama was born in Kenya. Trump is going to let Big Timber cut down the Sequoias. Which one is “Fake News”? The answer is “All of the Above.”

Is the BLM Over Cutting?

It is often said that the BLM is not managing their lands sustainably and they are “over-cutting”. Elsewhere in this blog we have explained how one determines the amount of timber that can be sustained over time. Using those concepts, is the BLM overcutting? The answer is, it depends.

NEPA Run Amok

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) states in its 2007 publication A Citizens Guide to NEPA that “The environmental assessment (EA) is intended to be a concise document that briefly provides sufficient evidence and analysis”.