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Forest Service releases proposed revised planning rule

On Monday, the Forest Service published its proposed new planning rule. The planning process for national forests has been in a kind of limbo since the end of the Clinton administration. The National Forest Management Act requires the preparation and periodic revision of land management plans for each national forest. The first planning rule was [...]
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Court rejects off-road plan for Eldorado National Forest

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Greenspace (3 years ago)

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Major overhaul in rules for managing national forest system

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Greenspace (3 years ago)

What would be the first major overhaul since the Reagan administration of rules for planning the nation's 193 million acres of national forests and grasslands is entering the homestretch -- comments are now in, and the U.S. Departme... Read Post

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Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Legal Planet: Environmental Law and Policy (2 years ago)

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