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Saving the Headwaters Forest: A Jewel That Nearly Slipped Away

On March 1, 1999, at 11:56 p.m. Pacific Coast time, the people of the United States took title to the Headwaters Forest, the largest remaining stand of privately owned, old growth redwoods in the world. Uncertain until the end, the...

The National Trails System: A Model Partnership Approach to Natural Resources Management

Our magnificent 40,000-mile National Trails System was established by Congress under the National Trails System Act (NTSA) of 19681 through the combined efforts of President Lyndon Johnson, Secretary of the...

The Supreme Court Restricts the Availability of Forest-Wide Judicial Review in Ohio Forestry Association v. Sierra Club

Editors' Summary: This past summer, the U.S. Supreme Court rendered its decision in Ohio Forestry Ass'n v. Sierra Club, 118 S. Ct. 1665, 28 ELR 21119 (1998). The Court held that an environmental group's challenge to a U.S. Forest...

Before the Crisis: Protection of Nonendangered Wildlife From the Impact of Resource-Development Activities

Editors' Summary: Although most talk in terms of wildlife protection seems to focus on the operation of the ESA, there are a host of other federal and state laws designed to protect wildlife from the impacts of resource-development...