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Feb 02

Public invited to Eldorado National Forest Open House to discuss Off-Highway Vehicle grant applications

From USDA / Forest Service – The Eldorado National Forest will be submitting applications for Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Cooperative Funds for the upcoming 2015/2016 grant cycle.  The Forest is developing preliminary applications to the Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division which includes a strong emphasis on trail maintenance and repair, law enforcement across …

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Jan 29

U.S. Forest Service offers new digital maps for mobile devices

Avenza Systems has developed a mobile app for iOS and Android.  The app itself is free … the maps are a reasonable $.99 for a national forest atlas, or $4.99 for a forest visitor map. From the press release: The U.S. Forest Service now offers access to a variety of visitor maps for people using …

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Dec 03

Jointly Developed Watershed Assessment Model Being Used in Yosemite National Park

The USDA has posted an article about the Watershed Assessment Model that’s being used at Yosemite National Park: An award-winning watershed assessment tool, the Automated Geospatial Watershed Assessment (AGWA), was deployed to assess potential Rim Fire threats in Yosemite National Park in California.  The park experienced a devastating fire that began on August 17, 2013, …

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Nov 30

U.S. Forest Service’s Ecological Restoration Implementation Plan – How it affects you

The Pacific Southwest Region of the US Forest Service has released a statement of its Leadership Intent for Ecological Restoration, which laid out the Region’s guiding vision and goals for its stewardship of wildland and forests for the next 15-20 years. The following draft document reflects the Regional leadership’s current thinking on how the Leadership …

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Sep 14

USDA and Coca-Cola Partner to Replenish One Billion Liters of Water to Nature

Initial Projects to Improve Water Resources in Five States, including California CHICAGO, September 13, 2013 –U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack and Coca-Cola Americas President Steve Cahillane today announced a public-private partnership to restore and protect damaged watersheds on national lands. Together these efforts aim to return more than a billion liters of …

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Apr 20

U.S. Forest Service Keeping It’s Logo!

When the United States Department of Agriculture released it’s Visual Standards Guide back in January, it contained the ominous phrase ‘agency logos are being phased out and replaced with a standardized signature model to be adopted by all USDA agencies.’ This reminded me of the Borg’s ‘you will be assimilated’ phrase from Star Trek the Next …

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Feb 16

Forest Service Invites Input On Scenic Loop OSV/OHV Staging Areas

The Mammoth Ranger District of the Inyo National Forest has proposed a project to improve two off highway vehicle (OHV) and over snow vehicle (OSV) staging areas in areas that have existing, user-created staging areas.  The areas are located east of Highway 395, lookout loop and at 3S22 (just off the Scenic Loop). According to the …

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