Former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Unwelcome in the Gem State

Former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Unwelcome in the Gem State

Sally Jewell, former Secretary of Interior under President Obama, took the gloves off last week when she gave a speech at Boise State. According to a story by the Idaho Statesman on September 26th, Jewell proceeded to berate the Trump...
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Why our Federal Forests are so Poorly Managed

Why our Federal Forests are so Poorly Managed

I believe that each of our elected federal Senators and Representatives in Washington D.C. needs to have at least one qualified natural resource staffer to help them understand the problems we face in our counties and state. Idaho is a...
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No More Rules or Treaties — States Need to Take Control of their Land

No More Rules or Treaties — States Need to Take Control of their Land

Is a UN Agenda Soon to Become U.S. Statute? For years the western United States have had to put up with the rules made by the U.S. Forest Service and BLM which has run roughshod over our land telling us...
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More Takeover Of Idaho Land

More Takeover Of Idaho Land

The Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act (NREP) has been reintroduced by a New York representative for the seventh time in Congress, and has been referred to the Natural Resources Committee. This bill, H.R. 1321, is another attempt at taking more...
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Network For Landscape Conservation

Network For Landscape Conservation

It is well known that the federal government is heavily in bed with non-governmental organizations (NGO), especially our resource agencies through the Department of Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). What may not be understood is how big...
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Is there Forest Service Bias in Forest Plan Revision?

Is there Forest Service Bias in Forest Plan Revision?

Should Forest Service managers with direct oversight for Forest Plan Revision attend (and chair) meetings of an organization that could influence plan revision? Forest Service personnel from the Salmon-Challis National Forest (SCNF) and Intermountain Region of...
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Fallen Giant

Fallen Giant

My uncle was an engineer for the Forest Service, he helped design and build the Yankee Fork road we used to access our summer gold camp. He was a proud employee of an organization that was regaled as America’s keeper...
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Forest Service takes credit for small thinning projects, shrugs off decades of disastrous wildfires

Forest Service takes credit for small thinning projects, shrugs off decades of disastrous wildfires

— Published with Permission of FreeRangeReport.com — …the Badger Creek Fire’s suppression costs exceed $6.3 million. That’s especially ironic when timber mills spent years trying to pay the Forest Service for the same trees that are now d...
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The wealth-destroying insanity of modern environmentalism

The wealth-destroying insanity of modern environmentalism

— Published with Permission of FreeRangeReport.com — The irony and illogic of the Guardians’ nuisance lawsuit defied belief. A group ostensibly dedicated to protecting nature was attacking and disabling a company equally dedicated to mitigating mank...
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A history of USFS malfeasance in Idaho’s Payette National Forest

A history of USFS malfeasance in Idaho’s Payette National Forest

— Published with Permission of FreeRangeReport.com — These structure fires occurred during the same time period that five cabins at Cabin Creek were ‘accidentally’ burned to the ground. In this instance, the rangers reported they were “burning garba...
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Rapacious Feds

Rapacious Feds

DEMAND TRUE STATE SOVEREIGNTY Remove Colonial Status from the Western States A basic economic fact teaches that all new wealth springs from the ground, whether grown or mined. America has been blessed with amazingly abundant natural resources, plus the freedom...
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About BLM, USFS, Fish & Game, EPA & IRS and other ‘Govmint’ Agencies’ SWAT Teams

About BLM, USFS, Fish & Game, EPA & IRS and other ‘Govmint’ Agencies’ SWAT Teams

SOME GOOD NEWS: On January 24, 2017, U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz from Utah introduced the Local Enforcement for Local Lands Act (HR 622), which would strip the Bureau of Land Management and US Forest Service of its law enforcement capacity. If we...
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