Friday, November 14, 2014

[biofuelwatch] Boulder Weekly: Wildfire Prevention or Forest Destruction? Mountain communities question Forest Service clear cutting





Please check out my latest article in the Boulder Weekly: "Wildfire Prevention or Forest Destruction? Mountain communities question Forest Service clear cutting." One of the logging projects I cover is sourcing a biomass facility in Gypsum, CO.

This article is a bit different from the advocacy journalism I've been doing. If you like it, please consider sharing the link via email lists, FB or Twitter, commenting on the Boulder Weekly website, or submitting a letter to the editor.

Thanks,

Josh

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Wildfire prevention or forest destruction?
Mountain communities question forest service clearcutting


- By Josh Schlossberg, November 13, 2014, Boulder Weekly
 
Drive along Highway 119 south of Nederland or Highway 9 south of Frisco and you'll see large swaths of bare soil and scattered slash — including entire hillsides — where once there was forest. These aren't future subdivisions, but the Arapaho and White River National Forests.

The U.S. Forest Service is undertaking logging with the goal of keeping communities and the forest safe from wildfire. The project is funded by taxpayers to the tune of $1,200 per acre. But some locals, upset about the changes to the forest they know and love, are questioning if logging can really protect their homes and whether wildfire is as much of a threat to the forest as they're being told...

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--   Josh Schlossberg  Editor, The Biomass Monitor  Editor, Energy Justice Now  


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