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Industry loses lawsuit over Alaska forest logging

A federal judge has thrown out an industry lawsuit that could have led to more logging and road building in Alaska's Tongass National Forest, the nation's largest federal forest.

USDA Forest Legacy grants to protect private forest land in 33 states

USDA has announced the 2010 Forest Legacy Program (FLP) awards, which total $72 million, will help the program reach a total of over 2 million permanently protected acres across the country.

New England conservation efforts fighting forest loss

A recent report from the Harvard Forest warns that all six New England states are experiencing a decline in forest cover. Forested areas have come under increasing pressure from a new wave of commercial development, industrial use and invasive species.

New forestry sciences lab for Rocky Mountain Research Station

An infusion of federal stimulus funds is bringing a new Forestry Sciences Laboratory to the Fort Collins-based Rocky Mountain Research Station of the USDA Forest Service. The $5.3 million state-of-the-art facility will allow scientists to expand their research on forest-health issues such as bark beetles, climate change and water quality, officials say.

Forest Legacy program reaches 2 million acre milestone

The USDA Forest Service recently reached a milestone of protecting more than 2 million acres of private forests threat

Washington DNR seeks new tool to protect working forestland at greatest risk of conversion

Washington Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark and state lawmakers announced agency-requested legislation that would help prevent conversion of working forests to development-supporting clean air, sustainable working landscapes, and quality of life for communities.

Save a forest: print your emails

"Avoiding the print option does absolutely nothing to save the planet or forests. The nation's forest landowners can't keep growing trees without markets for this natural, organic and renewable product."
Wall Street Journal editorial from tree farmer Chuck Leavell and U.S. Endowment head Carlton Owen

Interior backpedals on wildlands protections

U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is backing off of last December's Wild Lands Order, which would have compelled the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to make millions of acres of federal land eligible for wilderness protection.

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