September 2013

Building a Better Forest Service

In a victory for clean water, healthy forests, and thriving wildlife, the Obama Administration finalized a new planning rule for the country’s 155 national forests and 20 national grasslands in 2012 that favors science over politics.  The “planning rule” sounds banal, but in fact it provides the backbone for on-the-ground management decisions impacting how each national forest will balance the needs o

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This blog explores inside information from WELC's smart, dedicated attorneys, scientists and policy experts who have committed their lives to defending the American West. Our experts take their unique knowledge, mix it with long hours of reflection in the saddle of a bicycle, hiking a long & winding trail, paddling a river, or skiing the mountains and share with you their insights and perspectives. We hope you enjoy the results!