Summit County Voice 8/18/2012
Excerpt: ” SUMMIT COUNTY — Timber, ranching and off-road motorists are suing the U.S. Forest Service over a recently adopted national planning rule. The groups claim that the Forest Service illegally adopted ecological sustainability as a primary purpose of forest management, and that rule includes an unlawful mandate to provide ecosystem services. ….
Read entire article at http://summitcountyvoice.com/2012/08/18/loggers-off-roaders-sue-usfs-over-new-planning-rule/
Press Democrat 8/18/2012
Excerpt: ” Four sheriffs from rural Northern California and one from Oregon counties gathered Saturday in Ukiah where they railed against state and federal agencies, accusing them of overstepping their authority to the detriment of individual property rights and the economy.
“People are being regulated and permitted to death,” Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey said during the Support Rural America forum hosted by Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman at the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds.
The sheriffs blamed timber, water and fishing regulations for the economic woes suffered by some small rural counties. ……”
Read entire article at http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20120818/articles/120819539&tc=yahoo?p=1&tc=pg
Reno Gazette Journal 8/18/2012
Excerpt: “To Reno’s Carl Adams, “a battle wages” as he and others who cherish motorized recreation in the backcountry strive to protect access they insist is increasingly threatened.
Environmentalists counter that a crackdown on dirt bikes, Jeeps and all-terrain vehicles they say have profoundly damaged public land is long overdue.
Federal land managers such as the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management insist they’re trying to strike a balance between recreation and resource protection, a touchy endeavor drawing fire from both sides. ….”
Read entire article at http://www.rgj.com/article/20120819/NEWS/308190037/Lawsuits-fly-over-access-to-public-land?odyssey=tab|mostpopular|text|NEWS
Just got back home from taking a month long road trip through the Rocky Mountain west and visiting a number of great National Forests in South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and new Mexico. Feeling recharged, I am starting back on these news updates. Once again each day I will try to share links to the “top three” news stories about the Forest Service appearing overnight on the web.
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PS: Hope everyone is having a great summer.