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Forest Service wants judge to lift injunction on Bozeman timber project

ederal officials believe they’ve done what a judge asked and should be able to begin a timber project on public land south of Bozeman, but the environmentalists who stopped the project still disagree.The U.S. Forest Service earlier this fall asked U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen to lift the injunction blocking the Bozeman Municipal Watershed and East Boulder projects, two projects meant to reduce wildfire fuel. […]

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Planting two billion trees in Canada will be a tall order

In November, 1968, John Robarts, then premier of Ontario, planted a sugar maple tree at Queen’s Park in Toronto – the one billionth tree planted in Ontario. The province had planted these billion trees, mainly on private land, over a 60-year period, thanks to a network of provincially owned tree nurseries stretching from St. Williams Forestry Station on Lake Erie to Ferguson Tree Nursery near Ottawa. […]

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Commissioner Nikki Fried Announces $380 Million in USDA Disaster Relief for Florida

Today, Agriculture Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has allocated $380.7 million in federal block grant funding for Florida farmers devastated by Hurricane Michael, including direct relief for timber producers. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will administer the USDA block grants alongside the Florida Division of Emergency Management. […]