BLM and Intermountain West Joint Venture Adopt New Partnership

Photo: www.sagegrouseinitiative.com Building on the successful plans and proven models to conserve sagebrush habitat for the over 350 species of wildlife, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) have agreed to a partnership effort to help maintain the West’s “sagebrush sea.”The five-year, up to $5 million from the BLM..

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Utah Unveils the UWRAP

The Utah Department of Natural Resources’ newly developed, interactive site — www.utahwildfirerisk.com — allows users to search for and zoom into particular neighborhoods or recreation areas on a statewide map to see the wildfire risk in that zone. “It’s going to change the conversation about wildfires,” said Utah State Forester Brian Cottam. The idea behind the map,..

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Time to Get Serious about Implementing the Cohesive Strategy

Photo: www.louisbacon.com Chris Topik, Director of NA Forest Conservation with The Nature Conservancy penned an insightful blog about getting serious with the implementation of the Cohesive Strategy.  In summary, Topik writes, “In recent years, bemoaning our severe fire seasons has become an all-too common annual lament, heard from the coffee shop to Congress.” The National..

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