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  • Old-Growth Forests, Clean Water and Climate Benefiting from Two Decades of Protections Under the Northwest Forest Plan

    May 12, 2015
    Ashland, OR – Two decades of monitoring and scientific studies have shown that the Northwest Forest Plan is meeting its ecosystem management objectives across nearly 25 million acres of forests from Coast Redwoods to Olympic rainforest as managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service.

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  • The Northwest Forest Plan: Still the Best Science of the Day

    April 23, 2015

    The 1994 Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP) shifted federal lands management from timber dominance to ecosystem management and biodiversity conservation on nearly 25 million acres within the range of the threatened Northern Spotted Owl.

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  • This Earth Day, we celebrate the Northwest Forest Plan

    April 19, 2015 | Medford Mail Tribune Guest Opinion | Dominick A. DellaSala and Jim Furnish

    One of us is a conservation scientist and the other is former deputy chief of the Forest Service and Siuslaw National Forest supervisor. What we share in common is a love for the great outdoors, our families, and having been intimately involved in the Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP), which in 1994, shifted management of 24 million acres of Forest Service and BLM lands from timber dominance to ecosystem management.

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  • Media Advisory on Northern Spotted Owl endangerment decision of FWS

    April 8, 2015

    Ashland, OR - The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has determined there is sufficient cause to trigger a 1-year review for up-listing the embattled northern spotted owl from threatened to endangered.

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  • Public lands best hope for climate defense

    March 12, 2015 | Source: Climate Central

    Public lands protect forests that help store atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions while providing space for renewable energy development and protecting wildlife habitat and biodiversity, helping plants and animals adapt to climate change.

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