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2014-04-17 08:22:47

Republican front runner in Texas Ag Commissioner Race calls on Governor Rick Perry to mobilize Texas State Guard to assist landowners on Red River STEPHENVILLE, Texas, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sid Miller, front runner in the Republican race for Texas Agriculture Commissioner, warned Texans to remain vigilant against attempts by the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to seize 90,000 acres of privately owned land along the Red River. He further called on Texas Governor Rick...

2013-12-19 23:03:15

Wilderness Society annual awards note eight areas of achievement by agency staff. Denver, CO (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 In an annual Wilderness Society review of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) activities, eight land management efforts are being recognized as significant achievements for 2013. The annual Comparative Analysis of Particular Excellence (CAPE) awards highlight agency plans and activities that promote conservation of our wildlands and seek to achieve “balance” for the...

Private Development Near Oregon And Washington Public Forests
2013-12-04 10:22:39

USDA Forest Service - Pacific Northwest Research Station Private development along the edges of most public forests in Oregon and Washington more than doubled since the 1970s, a new study conducted by the U.S. Forest Service Pacific's Northwest (PNW) Research Station has found. The study, which used aerial photography to inventory structures at the fringes of public forests, is the first to look at development trends in the two states before and after the enactment of land use laws. The...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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