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Crisis on our national forests

reducing the threat of catastrophic wildfire to central Oregon communities and the surrounding environment : oversight hearing before the Committee on Resources, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, first session, Monday, August 25, 2003

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      • Distributed to some depository libraries in microficheShipping list no.: 2004-0090-PSerial no. 108-51.Includes bibliographical referencesAlso available via Internet from the GPO Access web site. Address as of 2/25/04:; current access is available via PURL

        StatementU.S. G.P.O.
        PublishersU.S. G.P.O.
        LC Classifications2003
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 111 p. :
        Number of Pages64
        ID Numbers
        ISBN 100160712149

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This epic tragedy was the direct result of policies put in place by misguided environmentalist zealots, misinformed suckers who sent them money, and the litigators and lobbyists they hired, who laughed all the way to the bank.

Crisis on our National Forests: Reducing the Threat of Catastrophic Wildfire [San Bernardino Fires]

" "Through reimagining our relationship with forests across the Pacific Northwest, we can not only mitigate the climate crisis but also build a future for our region based on economic, racial, and environmental justice. He says the dangerously dry vegetation has been challenging for business. Myth 2: Some groups argue that massive beetle infestations and wildfires are a natural way for forests to thin and rejuvenate themselves. Informed by this pioneering research, Conservation International is undertaking an ambitious initiative to protect 120 million hectares nearly 300 million acres of ecosystems — an area larger than Colombia — containing high amounts of irrecoverable carbon by 2025.

Thus, in many areas, there is not enough local capacity to remove the vegetation needed to reduce fire risks. For ambitious, forest-wide restoration efforts, the Forest Service needs flexibility to enter contracts of appropriate length and options to easily extend contracts, especially where anticipated projects must navigate environmental reviews and potential litigation.

Crisis on our National Forests: Reducing the Threat of Catastrophic Wildfire [San Bernardino Fires]

2 billion acres of degraded shrub and grass lands could be restored to natural savanna, benefiting people and wildlife, and potentially sequestering billions of tons of carbon dioxide each year.

Meanwhile, nearly 10,000 square miles of land within the Greater Yellowstone area were designated as critical habitat for the Canada lynx, and the Ninth Circuit held in 2015 that this development required yet more analysis for the project. You can barely walk through them, let alone ride a horse. Some tourists temporarily abandoned their vehicles in the hope of getting close enough for a photo. Fire danger is very high to extreme in much of the Interior West, Northwest, and portions of California and the Northern Rockies due to overgrown forests, an extended drought, and insect damaged trees.

Myth 1: Some groups argue that removing standing and fallen dead trees killed by wind, insects, or fire will not reduce the fire hazard. Yet bureaucratic and litigation delays still present significant risks.