More on Plum Creek timber: The New Colonialism. Our Forest Legacy

The New Colonialism. Our Forest Legacy. The Flathead Beacon. The Plum Creek matter is a growing issue. Here is another article.

George Wuerthner recommended a link to this article.

Rocky Barker: Yellowstone ’88 fires retrospective moves into high gear

Yellowstone 88 fires retrospective moves into high gear. Rocky Barker. Idaho Statesman.

Rocky has written a huge amount of copy over the years about the Yellowstone fires of ’88 and forest fire policy in general.

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Bush admin opposes federal compensation for losses to wolves

Bush admin opposes federal pay for wolf kills. By Mary Clare Jalonick.  Associated Press Writer

We reported earlier on this when Senators Testor (D-MT) and Barrasso (R-WY) introduced the bill.

The administration’s position complicates things with Defenders getting out of the compensation business, which makes sense to me because they got almost no credit from the politicians for their efforts.

Microburst downs thousands of conifers near Stanley, Idaho

Microburst downs thousands of trees at Redfish Lake. ‘A miracle that no one was killed’ during mountain wind event. By Greg Stahl.  Idaho Mountain Express.

This happened on July 3. There were thousands of people in the area.