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go directly to report, HTML _ 95-117 - The Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management: History and Analysis of Merger Proposals
7-Nov-1995; Ross Gorte Betsy Cody; 18 p.
Abstract: Two Federal agencies currently manage Federal lands for multiple uses. The Forest Service in the Department of Agriculture and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the Department of the Interior both sell timber, permit livestock grazing, administer recreational uses, allow mining and mineral leas.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Forests
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go directly to report, HTML _ 98-917 - Clearcutting in the National Forests: Background and Overview
6-Nov-1998; Ross Gorte; 48 p.
Abstract: Clearcutting is a method of harvesting and regenerating trees in which all trees are cleared from a site and a new, even-aged stand of trees is grown. Clearcutting is the primary method of timber production and management in the national forests. However, this method of harvesting trees has been con.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Forests, Natural Resources, Public Lands
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go directly to report, HTML _ 95-1077 - Forest Service Timber Sale Practices and Procedures: Analysis of Alternative Systems
30-Oct-1995; Ross Gorte; 33 p.
Abstract: The Forest Service currently sells timber by (a) planning and preparing the sale, (b) offering the sale, usually at an oral auction, and (c) administering the timber harvest. Many of the concerns about the timber program have focused on harvest administration, because purchasers have incentives to m.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Forests
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go directly to report, HTML _ RS20834 - The President's Forest / Roadless Area Initiative
28-Oct-1999; Pamela Baldwin; 4 p.
Abstract: On October 13, 1999, President Clinton announced a new approach to the management of the roadless areas in the National Forest System that may prohibit new road construction and certain other activities in inventoried readless areas and extend some protections to non-inventoried roadless areas as we.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Forests
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go directly to report, HTML _ 92-764 - Deforestation: An Overview of Global Programs and Agreements
21-Oct-1992; Julie Lyke, Susan Fletcher; 80 p.
Abstract: In recent years, global environmental concerns have figured prominently on the American political agenda. In particular, tropical deforestation and its implications for global climate change and biological diversity loss have prompted public outcry. Concerns have since grown to include other forest .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Forests
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go directly to report, HTML _ 94-802 - Mahoganies: International Protection?
20-Oct-1994; Lynne Corn; 4 p.
Abstract: The issue for 18 mahogany species is whether any qualifies for regulation under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).(1) Pessimists on this issue say ¨yes,¨ while optimists see the abundance of species in parts of their range and therefore say ¨no.¨.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Forests
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go directly to report, HTML _ 98-848 - Wilderness Laws: Prohibited and Permitted Uses
9-Oct-1998; Ross Gorte; 5 p.
Abstract: The Wilderness Act generally prohibits commercial activities, motorized access, and infrastructure developments in congressionally designated areas. However, the Wilderness Act and many subsequent laws designating wilderness areas contain provisions authorizing activities that do not conform with th.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Public Lands, Natural Resources, Forests
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go directly to report, HTML _ 95-960 - International Forestry Agreements: Current Status
11-Sep-1995; Susan Fletcher; 8 p.
Abstract: Over the past decade, there has been extensive public concern about loss of forests around the world. Attention to the rapid rate of tropical deforestation accelerated during the late 1980's as concern about global climate change emerged; at the time, the extensive burning of forests in Brazil (and .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Forests, International, International Finance
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go directly to report, HTML _ Memo - Timber Harvesting and Forest Fires
22-Aug-2000; Ross W. Gorte; 3 p.
Abstract: This memorandum responds to the request for both quantitative and qualitative assessments of the assertion that the decline in timber harvesting from the national forests over the past 10 years is a significant factor contributing to the current severe fire season in the West. Table 1 and Figure 1, .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Forests, Public Lands, Risk & Reform
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go directly to report, HTML _ The National Forest Roadless Area Initiative
22-Aug-2000; Pamela Baldwin; 6 p.
Abstract: The Clinton administration has undertaken a new approach to the management of the roadless areas in the National Forest System. A draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) has been released that analyzes management alternatives, and proposed regulations were issued on May 10, 2000. The comment per.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Forests, Public Lands, Legislative
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