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The Roundup for March 31, 2017

April 23, 2017 — The standoff between Trump and green groups just boiled into war – The Washington Post The first shots have been fired in what’s likely to be a long, bitter war over the environment between conservationists andMore

Trump Rescinds Obama Environmental Protection Measures

April 23, 2017 — Donald Trump’s assault on Obama administration environmental protection measures continued this week as the president signed an executive order to remove regulations governing coal, oil and gas production, including on public lands. One ofMore

The Roundup for March 24, 2017

March 24, 2017 — Forest Service Asks Public’s Help with Train Maintenance – FSEEE Last year, Congress passed the National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act, which calls for doubling the amount of trail work undertaken by volunteers by 2021.More

Forest Service Asks Public’s Help with Trail Maintenance

March 23, 2017 — How do you maintain 158,000 miles of trails on a shoestring budget? Ask for volunteers. The U.S. Forest Service manages more miles of trails than any other government agency. But with firefighting consuming an ever-growingMore

The Roundup for March 17, 2017

March 17, 2017 — Trump Budget Would Slash Environmental Programs, Research — FSEEE Scientific research and environmental protection programs would suffer major cuts under a proposed budget outline released this week by the Trump administration. Trump to repeal Obama frackingMore

Trump Budget Would Slash Environmental Programs, Research

March 16, 2017 — Scientific research and environmental protection programs would suffer major cuts under a proposed budget outline released this morning by the Trump administration. By percentage, Trump’s budget calls for double-digit reductions in funding for theMore

The Roundup for March 10, 2017

March 10, 2017 — Federal Land Good for Local Economies—FSEEE The question of whether states should be given management responsibilities for federal lands raises impassioned arguments over the best use of wide swaths of the American West. OftenMore

Reading the Tea Leaves

March 9, 2017 — With Trump agriculture secretary nominee Sonny Perdue still awaiting a confirmation hearing, which has not been scheduled because the dog appears to have eaten Perdue’s financial disclosure homework, the Forest Service has been tryingMore

Nevada Rancher Hage Loses in Court

March 8, 2017 — A Nevada ranching family that battled federal land managers for decades must remove its cattle from public lands and pay $587,294 in fines for “repeated willful unauthorized grazing.” Wayne N. Hage must file aMore

Federal Land Good for Local Economies

March 1, 2017 — The question of whether states should be given management responsibilities for federal lands raises impassioned arguments over the best use of wide swaths of the American West. Often lost in that debate is little-noticed researchMore