Master Stewardship on the ground
Dec14

Master Stewardship on the ground

A North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) press release on December 9 announced that work was underway, “…to restore habitat by promoting new forest growth for wildlife,” on the Catpen project. The Catpen area is on the south side of Bluff Mountain in the Appalachian Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest near the Tennessee – North Carolina border, just north of Max Patch in Madison County. The Catpen project is...

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A new way of doing business
Jan19

A new way of doing business

Tucked away in the fine print of the Fiscal Year 1999 Omnibus Appropriations Act was section 323 of Public Law 108-7. This section granted authority to the USDA Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management, “to enter into stewardship projects with private persons or public or private entities, by contract or by agreement, to perform services to achieve land management goals for the National Forests or public lands that meet local...

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