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Jim Petersen

Jim Petersen

Jim Petersen is a co-founder of the non-profit Evergreen Foundation, and publisher of Evergreen, the Foundation’s periodic journal. Evergreen Foundation was established in Medford, Oregon in 1986 to help advance public understanding and support for science based forestry and forest policy. The organization’s original sponsors were all members of the Southern Oregon Timber Industries Association.

Mark Teply is a senior scientist with Cramer Fish Sciences, a Gresham, Oregon consulting firm that works for federal, state and private clients in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana, California and Alaska. The firm offers a wide variety of services i more

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There are a lot of misperceptions about what collaboration is and what collaboratives do. more

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Western Montana’s Salish-Kootenai tribe manages its fine forest for timber revenue and wildlife habitat.

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Western Montana’s Salish-Kootenai tribe manages its fine forest for timber revenue and wildlife habitat. more

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The scene of the 1966 Oxbow Fire

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Nothing about this beautiful setting suggests this was the scene of the 1966 Oxbow Fire, which burned about 42,000 acres of old growth timber in western Oregon. more

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Beautiful old growth sugar maple forest located in the Porcupine Mountains in Michigan

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Beautiful old growth sugar maple forest located in the Porcupine Mountains in Michigan more

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Our Forest Collaborative Part 4 interview with Mary Farnsworth drew so many questions from Evergreen followers that we were obliged to interview her a second time. more

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John Ulrich’s award-winning Tree Farm south of Kalispell, Montana

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This thinning on John Ulrich’s award-winning Tree Farm south of Kalispell, Montana is typical of the way in which the state’s tree farmers manage their lands. more

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Fire-killed timber was removed from this state-owned forest in western Montana’s Bitterroot Valley following the disastrous 2002 wildfire season. a more

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Mount St. Helens reduces acres of land to

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In a single killing moment, the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens transformed more than 150,000 acres of prime Douglas-fir timber into jumbled piles of trees that looked more like pick-up-sticks than the forests they had been only seconds earlier. more

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In this fascinating interview, she discusses her hopes and frustrations with forest collaboration and her own remarkable transformation from “typical granola” to her leadership role in Idaho’s oldest forest collaborative. more

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“The timber industry is going to have to learn to share these forests with others who have different values and want different things from the forest. " more

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The lesson in ‘Playing God’ is that there is no such thing as leaving nature alone. more

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The lesson in ‘Playing God’ is that there is no such thing as leaving nature alone. more

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“When we leave forests to nature, as so many people today seem to want to do, we get whatever nature serves up, which can be pretty devastating at times, but with forestry we have options, and a degree of predictability not found in nature.” more

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Rethinking National Forest Policy In The West more

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"Under the present management scheme promulgated in the U.S. Forest Service's Northwest Forest Plan, this early seral stage is not allowed to exist unless it is promoted by a big wildfire." more

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Congress’ failure to reauthorize funding for the Secure Rural Schools Act underscores this need more powerfully than anything else I could say. more

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Bret Stephens, posed the question headlined above: Can environmentalists think? more

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It is 5:00 AM in any given time zone across these United States. While many are hitting the snooze alarm, or enjoying their first cup of coffee, a dedicated group of professionals is already on the job. more

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Web press conference hosted by Cal Joyner, the Forest Services' Southwest Region Regional Forester, and the Four Forest Restoration Initiative [4FRI], a regional collaborative that we know well . more

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