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Op Ed- Prescribed Fire and the Shawnee National Forest

Prescribed Fire and the Shawnee   By John B. Wallace   The 2018 Illinois Prescribed Fire Council Winter Symposium was eye opening.  As a skeptic, I had hoped to gather more information on a topic of which data was lacking.  I expected an agenda laced with pro fire propaganda but afterwards was frankly motivated to delve head first into this topic, much more thoroughly than I had planned.  Sadly, the public land management professionals and academicians giving presentations displayed a familiar arrogance by flippantly dismissing public sentiment, by expressing an extreme management outlook and by ultimately showing disdain for environmental
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Frontline Fights Continue in Many States

The news is coming across our feeds fast, and changes so quickly, we wanted to send you the most direct way to stay involved with what is happening on the ground. Our forest lands are under more threats than before. It’s not just logging, fracking and pipelines are fragmenting our forest, and exacerbating climate instability. Plus, we have two comrades who could use a little help. Follow the links to the fights that are happening across the Heartwood region that would appreciate your help by sharing and reposting their social media posts and help support their campaign. Lloyd Clayton is
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Protest Challenges New Fracking Leases Threatening Ohio’s Only National Forest

Protest Challenges New Fracking Leases Threatening Ohio’s Only National Forest COLUMBUS, Ohio— Seven conservation groups have filed an administrative protest challenging a Bureau of Land Management plan to auction off 345 acres of Ohio’s Wayne National Forest for oil and gas fracking leases in March. The protest, filed late Tuesday, notes that the leases would lock in dangerous fracking in the Wayne. Despite known threats from hydraulic fracturing, the BLM planned the auction using only a cursory review that avoids site-specific analysis of potential harm from fracking operations. That means the public will have no information about pollution risks to
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