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Daniel J. Dructor
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ALC Member Co-Authors White Paper on Collaboration

550642-BID-mike-albrechtMike Albrecht, the 2014 ALC Logger Activist of the Year Award recipient, recently co-authored a white paper on forest collaboration. Mike is the owner of Sierra Resource Management, Inc. of Modesto, Calif. The white paper is available for download in PDF format by clicking here.

The white paper explains that, unless action is undertaken to confront the problem of deepening frustrations by many citizens’ collaborative groups, it is likely that the collaborative outcomes envisioned by the USDA Forest Service will not be achieved.

It is the hope of the authors that this paper will be instrumental in beginning a national dialogue concerning this growing trend of frustration among citizens’ collaborative groups working with the Forest Service and that actions can be taken to strengthen citizen collaboration.

Mike co-authored the white paper with John Buckley, Past Co-Chair of Yosemite Stanislaus Solutions in California; and Gary Severson, Past Chair, Colorado Bark Beetle Cooperative in Colorado.

New Forest Service Stewardship Regulations; A Few, but not Many, Surprises.

Although stewardship contracts and agreements have existed since 1999, in the wake of Congress having made the authority to enter into stewardship projects permanent in the 2014 Farm Bill, without notice and the opportunity for comment, the Forest Service has just issued regulations regarding the award and administration of these instruments.

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Nancy Loomis and Patsy Thornton: Log A Load’s 2016 Volunteer Champions

The Log A Load For Kids Foundation today named Nancy Loomis of Clearwater Paper Corporation and Patsy Thornton of Potlatch Corporation as their 2016 Volunteer Champions. Continue reading “Nancy Loomis and Patsy Thornton: Log A Load’s 2016 Volunteer Champions”

Be Engaged – Get out and Vote

With primaries right around the corner for most of us, now is not the time to become complacent with your right to vote. It is important that you know the candidates, know the issues, and know which side of the issues that the candidates. Below is the wisdom of 6 individuals and their quotes on the importance of exercising your right to vote. Continue reading “Be Engaged – Get out and Vote”

USFWS Announces Protections for Northern Long Eared Bat

In an effort to conserve the northern long-eared bat, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced a final rule today that uses flexibilities under section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to tailor protections to areas affected by white-nose syndrome during the bat’s most sensitive life stages. Continue reading “USFWS Announces Protections for Northern Long Eared Bat”

Let the Markets Help Our Forest Fire Issue

There are few things Democrats and Republicans in Washington can agree upon. One is that the western wildfire problem has gotten out of control. From the overwhelming firefighting costs to the amount of acres at high fire risk due to challenges of drought, insects and fuels build-up, the issue has ballooned like the actual fires themselves. Solutions, however, have been hard to find. Continue reading “Let the Markets Help Our Forest Fire Issue”

Congress Fails to Reach Agreement on Forest Reforms

In mid-December it appeared an agreement would be reached to fix the nation’s broken system of wildfire funding while increasing the pace and scale of forest health projects on federal lands. Spurred by an unprecedented coalition of industry, conservation and outdoors groups, and thanks to your engagement and support, bipartisan members in both the House and Senate had agreed to include the negotiated package in the fiscal 2016 Omnibus bill, which Congress passed before the holidays to keep the government running. Continue reading “Congress Fails to Reach Agreement on Forest Reforms”

Weyerhaeuser and Plum Creek to Merge

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Tigercat Releases D-Series 822 Track Carrier

BRANTFORD ON, OCTOBER 22, 2015 – Tigercat has recently released the D-series 822 track feller buncher to the North American market.

The new D-series 822 takes the carrier to the next level with a number of improvement aimed at service access, operator ergonomics and hydraulic efficiency…

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American Loggers Council Gains Two new Member States

The West Virginia Loggers Council and the Associated Contract Loggers & Truckers of Minnesota were recently voted in as members of the American Loggers Council during their 21st annual meeting in Eureka, California.

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