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  • Phase Out of Tongass Old-Growth Logging Can Begin Now If the Forest Service Acts Swiftly

    August 25, 2014

    A recently released study of second growth availability on the Tongass rainforest questions the assumptions made by the Forest Service that they need to log old-growth rainforests for ten or more years until second growth is ready.
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  • Gold Hill Irrigation District Improves fish passage at dam on Rogue River

    On August 18th, 2014, The Gold Hill Irrigation District began construction to improve fish passage at their diversion dam on the Rogue River. The district’s diversion dam and canal have been in place since 1916 without substantial upgrade.

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  • New Global Analysis Reveals Extreme Vulnerability of Primary Forests

    August 15, 2014 | Contact: Stephen Sautner, Wildlife Conservation Society

    New York - A team of conservationists has published a new global analysis and map showing the extremely precarious state of the world’s primary forests. The analysis is featured in a paper appearing in the early online edition of the journal Conservation Letters.
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  • New Studies Show Severe Fires are Natural and Ecologically Beneficial to Sierra Nevada Forests

    August 7, 2014 | Contacts: Dominick A. DellaSala, Geos Institute; William Baker, University of Wyoming

    Ashland, OR -Two recently published scientific studies add to a growing body of research on the ecological importance of forest fires.
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  • U.S. Forests Are Pivotal in Efforts to Slow Climate Change

    June 18, 2014 | Contacts: Dr. Dominick DellaSala, Geos Institute; Dr. Olga Krankina, Oregon State University

    Ashland, OR – Scientists today called on the Obama Administration to do more to protect the nation’s mature “high-biomass” forests because of their unique climate change benefits.
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