Agriculture Secretary Urges Green Builders to Use Wood

The findings of a new U.S. Forest Service study indicate that wood should factor as a primary building material in green building, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today. The authors of Science Supporting the Economic and Environmental Benefits of Using… Continue Reading

1

Forest Service Seeks 5-Year Extension of Rural Schools Act

The 2012 President’s Budget proposes a five-year-extension of the act that provides funding to historically forest-dependent communities that have been impacted over the last several decades by downturns in the forest-products industry. The Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act… Continue Reading

1

Forest Service Waives Fees for National Public Lands Day

The Forest Service is waiving fees at hundreds of recreation sites across the country on Saturday, Sept. 24 in recognition of Public Lands Day. The Forest Service has more than 60 project sites for initiatives across the country participating in… Continue Reading

17

A Shared Vision, Spanning Decades: The Redding Area’s Trail System

Back in the 1970s, the only thing resembling a “Sacramento River Trail” in Redding was an old railroad grade on the hillside between the river and some west Redding neighborhoods. Much as today, a thick layer of medium-sized rock covered… Continue Reading

1

U.S. Forest Service Opens Sacred Sites Report for Comment

The U.S. Forest Service has opened for public comment through the Federal Register a draft report that outlines its policies and procedures on Indian Sacred Sites. The 60-day comment window follows ongoing dialogue between the forest service and tribal representatives… Continue Reading