Howzit Goin’? Pretty Good, Mostly

Inquiring minds want to know how I like my new job and the State of Idaho. From time to time I still pinch myself.  And for the most part, I’ve been welcomed with gracious hospitality. That is, if you don’t count that man who saw my California license plate last week and flipped me off. While the job’s not […]

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Three-Legged Stools: Good for Idaho, California

When I interviewed with the Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission last month, someone on the panel equated the conservation partnership in the recent past between local, state, and federal agencies to a three-legged stool: each leg of the stool is equally important to anyone planning on sitting down. If you know anything about me, […]

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Why bother? What Montana Ranchers Wish We Knew

Ranchers say, “…The future of the ranching lifestyle is uncertain…”, “…People think we’re antagonists to good wildlife management and that’s not the case at all…”, and “There are so many people who don’t have any ties to the land that we have to make an effort to get out and tell our story. Because we have a very good […]

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This Ain’t Our Grandfather’s Clear Cut: Sustainable Logging

Forest management practices have changed, Baby!  Sustainable logging allows foresters to harvest marketable logs over time at a rate that contributes to the economy, protects habitat, wildlife, and safeguards the health of the forest. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-Cn1FwuRpg

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SF Bay Area Ranches: Healthy Habitat, Beef Cattle, Families

When you take Hwy 680 through the southeast Bay Area, do you appreciate the magnificent landscape along the freeway? Do you appreciate the management of fire fuels on the hillsides? When you stop for dinner (if you aren’t a vegan or vegetarian!) – would a steak taste good?  Thank these environmentalists! From the California Beef Council:    […]

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