Blog Archives

Federal judge upholds Payette bighorn sheep protections

A federal judge upheld the decision by the Payette National Forest to close 70 percent of the forest to domestic sheep grazing to protect wild bighorn sheep. U.S. 9th Circuit Judge Wallace Tashima denied a motion by the Idaho Wool

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Letters from the West

Should we replace multiple use with dominant use on public lands?

The term multiple use grew into a powerful phrase that signaled the long-time consensus view for managing public lands. It first appeared in a 1933 U.S. Forest Service report describing the five major uses of forests; timber production, watershed protection,

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Letters from the West