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Pacific Forest Trust News
Headlines for June 2011
June 30, 2011
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has released its Revised Recovery Plan for endangered Northern Spotted Owls, which includes recommendations for recovery efforts on private as well as public lands. The plan emphasizes enhanced private landowner incentives and improved state actions to conserve the lands owls and other threatened species need to thrive. This type of cohesive, "All-Lands" approach to managing regions with owl habitat across ownership types follows the recommendations of the Obama Administration's recent "America's Great Outdoors" report, which emphasizes that owners of working forests can be partners in conservation and stewardship efforts that make ecological as well as "economic sense." Read PFT's full statement here.
June 29, 2011
The latest issue of our Forest Flash e-Newsletter is out with an update on the Northern Spotted Owl policy, a sign of conservation success in Sierra Valley and the announcement of our 2011 Forest Fete speaker: California's Secretary of Natural Resources John Laird!
June 15, 2011
Sierra Valley residents and visitors will soon get confirmation these remarkably scenic working landscapes will stay that way when they see a new 5-by-6-foot sign going up to announce the permanent conservation of two historic ranch properties in the nation’s largest Alpine Valley, the Pacific Forest Trust (PFT) announced today.