Call for public input on Northwest Forest Plan Science Synthesis
Nov11
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ESA Policy News January 28: State of the Union, Senate votes on climate science, NMFS releases climate strategy
Jan28
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ESA Policy News September 24: Congress extends federal funding through Dec., Obama urges global climate action, comment periods extended for power plant rule, groundwater plan
Sep24
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ESA Policy News August 7: Science groups oppose travel bill, White House outlines climate change costs
Aug07
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The control of nature: stewardship of fire ecology by native Californian cultures
Jul29

The control of nature: stewardship of fire ecology by native Californian cultures

Before the colonial era, 100,000s of people lived on the land now called California, and many of their cultures manipulated fire to control the availability of plants they used for food, fuel, tools, and ritual. Contemporary tribes continue to use fire to maintain desired habitat and natural resources.

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ESA Policy News July 11: Report urges US military to improve climate planning, House DOE, Interior spending bills advance
Jul11
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ESA Policy News April 21: climate future, Forest Legacy, ESA visits the Hill
Apr21
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ESA Policy News: November 22
Nov22

ESA Policy News: November 22

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ESA Policy News: August 23
Aug23

ESA Policy News: August 23

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Water for the trees
Jun07

Water for the trees

Saving forests from drought as the climate warms.

Drought complicates the big problems afflicting modern forests. Gordon Grant, Christina Tague, and Craig Allen think that mitigating drought stress should be an active priority for management of US public forests – in keeping with the US Forest Service mission to “improve and protect the forest” and “secure favorable conditions of water flows”.

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