Deschutes County Commissioners tour the sites of controlled burns in the Deschutes National Forest. Photo: Deschutes County. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire – and a balancing act. The balance of fire in the woods – both as a friend to clear brush and improve forest health, and as an enemy the west battles every..
Left ot right: Governors Doug Burgum (North Dakota), Matt Mead (Wyoming), Butch Otter (Idaho), David Ige (Hawaii), WGA Chair Steve Bullock (Montana), Ralph Torres (Northern Mariana Islands), WGA Vice Chair Dennis Daugaard (South Dakota), John Hickenlooper (Colorado), and Brian Sandoval (Nevada). Western Governors are gathering this week for their annual meeting in Whitefish, Montana. In addition to the Forest and Rangeland Management Initiative released yesterday, Western Governors formally approved five policy resolutions..
Western Governors on June 27, 2017 released the National Forest and Rangeland Management Initiative Special Report, highlighting mechanisms to bring states, federal land managers, private landowners and other stakeholders together to discuss issues and opportunities in forest and rangeland management. In the report, experts and stakeholders from throughout the West share insights on land management practices..
Mo Brookwalter and Dayne Barron share stories at the RVCC All Lands Learning Exchange. Photo: RVCC The Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition (RVCC) recently brought together thirty innovators from Alaska, Washington, Oregon and Montana representing federal and state agencies, NGOs, collaborative groups and landowners. Their common denominator is experience and leadership in implementing projects across..
Photo from the Woodrat Salvage Sale on June 23, 2017. Photo courtesy Idaho Department of Lands. The State of Idaho auctioned another U.S. Forest Service timber sale on June 23rd as part of a State-federal partnership to increase management activities on federal lands in Idaho. The Woodrat Salvage Sale on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests..