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Groups Push Forest Service to Update Planning Effort

Click here for original post From the air, no clear boundary delineates the Lolo and Bitterroot National Forests. On paper and in the public sphere, however, the two federal public landscapes soon may become very distinct. If Scott Laird and the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership have their wish, “soon” will become “now.” “There’s momentum here,” Laird ...
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Comment period opens for massive Lava Ridge Wind Project

Click here for original post An EcoFlight tour flies over some existing wind turbines Wednesday, July 21, 2021, during a Lava Ridge Wind Proposal tour flight near Buhl. BOISE — U.S. officials are taking comments on plans for a proposed energy project in south-central Idaho that would more than double the amount of wind energy ...
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I-70 through Glenwood Canyon reopens to traffic Saturday morning

The roadway is open between mile post 116 in Glenwood Springs and 133 in Dotsero I-70 through Glenwood Canyon reopens to traffic Saturday morning Eric Lutzens, The Denver Post Colorado Department of Transportation crews continue cleanup and repair after several recent mudslides on Interstate 70 in Glenwood canyon on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021. This stretch of ...
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Click here for original post A large mudslide in Glenwood Canyon is seen from an EcoFlight Saturday between Dotsero and Glenwood Springs. The canyon might be closed for weeks as crews clean up the mess and repair damage.Chris Dillmann/cdillmann@vaildaily.com Crews work to clear Glenwood Canyon Saturday. The canyon has been closed to traffic since July ...
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The ‘Rocky Mountain High’ singer passed away in 1997 at age 53 https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/john-denver-family-pal-speaks-out Bruce Gordon’s life was forever impacted after befriending John Denver. The singer/songwriter, known for his sunny hits from the ‘70s such as “Rocky Mountain High” and “Sunshine on My Shoulders,” was killed instantly in 1997 when his experimental plane crashed into Monterey Bay. ...
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More ‘good fire’ could help California control future catastrophes

Wildfire is inevitable. But prescribed burning—careful, intentionally set fire—could help manage the risks. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/more-good-fire-could-help-california-control-future-catastrophes Using a drip torch, a forest manager lights a prescribed burn in the Modoc National Forest in the northeast corner of California. Experts suggest the state should burn about one million acres a year to help control its wildfire challenges, but ...
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https://kjzz.org/content/1699769/long-history-uranium-mining-arizona-strip Kanab North uranium mine, located near Kanab Creek, north of the Grand Canyon, in 2006. The mine has since been reclaimed. Part 1: Boom and Bust In the boom years, things were different. There was a sense of patriotism in the air as prospectors fanned out across remote corners of the Colorado Plateau in ...
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Colorado Water Conservation Board not yet ready to adopt next-steps timeline Lake Powell is shown here, in its reach between where the Escalante and San Juan rivers enter the reservoir, in an October 2018 aerial photo from the nonprofit environmental group EcoFlight. Colorado water managers are considering the implications of a program known as demand ...
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Watch Now: Officials tour proposed wind farm site from above

Click here for original post Ben Otto, an energy associate with the Idaho Conservation League, talks about the plans for the Lava Ridge Wind Proposal on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, during an EcoFlight tour of the project area near Shoshone.PAT SUTPHIN TIMES-NEWS TWIN FALLS — Soaring above the Magic Valley, county commissioners and Idaho Conservation ...
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