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KANSAS 
Video: Lawrence considers spending $58,000 to save massive tree (bur oak) – FOX 4, 6.13.17 

MONTANA
Environmental groups appeal Hebgen logging suit to Ninth Circuit – Bozeman Daily Chronicle, 6.7.17 

  • “The brief the groups filed with the Ninth Circuit argues that the project will “eliminate 1,548 acres of lynx habitat,” and that the work will eliminate about 500 acres of old growth forest.”

CALIFORNIA
Sprawling Mendocino County ranch set to be preserved – The Press Democrat, 6.2.17 

  • “Now, his family and conservationists are taking measures to forever protect the stunning 14,898-acre ranch, including some 1,000 acres of old-growth redwood forest and 28 miles of salmon- and steelhead-bearing streams. It is the largest remaining family-owned redwood forest in the world, said Sam Hodder, president of Save the Redwoods League.”

NEW JERSEY
Nature Conservancy taking steps to protect Bobcat Alley – New Jersey Herald, 5.26.17 

  • “Olsen said the conservancy’s goal is to get an additional 3,500 acres within Bobcat Alley under protection over the next five years. He said about one-third of the 32,000-acre alley is already protected and over the next decade, working with the other partners, ‘we’d like to see two-thirds protected.'”

INDIANA 
Trees, Joy & Grief: A Meditation on Logging – Indiana Forest Alliance, 5.25.17 

CALIFORNIA 
Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement and Acquisition Projects – CA Dept of Fish & Wildlife, 5.25.17 

  • “Two grants totaling $4.8 million to Save the Redwoods League to acquire conservation easements over approximately 11,000 acres of land for the conservation and protection of managed forest lands and forest reserve areas that include Douglas fir, old growth redwood, riparian corridors, coastal watersheds and riverine habitats, and support salmonids and other rare wildlife species within the Garcia and Navarro River watersheds near Yorkville in Mendocino County.” 

ALASKA
Ninth Circuit Court Clears Way for Big Thorne Timber Project – SitNews, 5.24.17

  • “The Forest Plan and the Big Thorne Project,” wrote Gould, “do not demonstrate that the [Forest Service] will manage old growth habitat in a manner that insures the viability of the wolf in well distributed populations throughout the Tongass National Forest.” 

INDIANA 
Conservation easement ensures property near Turkey Run State Park won’t be developed – Brazil Times, 5.24.17

  • “Conservation easements are legal agreements between landowners and land trusts that place specific land-use restrictions on a property according to the landowner’s desires. Those restrictions are attached to the title of the property, so they remain in place even if the property is sold to new owners.”

OHIO
Forest along Ohio River sold to Nature Conservancy – Columbus Dispatch, 5.22.17 

  • “The Nature Conservancy’s plan is to eventually create an unbroken corridor for wildlife in southern Ohio that stretches from the original preserve in West Union to the Shawnee State Forest, about 20 miles to the east near Portsmouth.”

OREGON
Claim filed over failed forest deal (Elliott State Forest) 
– Herald and News, 5.21.17

ILLINOIS
Wilmette land owners want Evanston easement before building homes – Chicago Tribune, 5.18.17 

  • “The plans also could require killing 48 of the 55 mature trees in a small patch of old-growth forest that straddles Wilmette and Evanston, Evanston officials said.”

Searching For Missouri Old Growth Forests – Includes Audio – MyMOInfo, 5.16.17

Maryland-Based Group Tries to Preserve the Nation’s Forests – Public News Service, 5.15.17

Effort Under Way to Set Aside Old-Growth Forests in Every County – Public News Service, 5.15.17

NEW JERSEY
Sparta Mountain debate comes to an end, maybe – New Jersey Herald, 5.14.17 

MINNESOTA 
Bill would fuel Sky Harbor Airport runway fix – Duluth News Tribune, 5.13.17

  • “Residents mobilized to protect the Park Point trees — mostly red and white pine — including some specimens that are believed to be more than two centuries old…”
  • “‘I think it’s a great compromise,’ Buck said. ‘Hardly anything is going to get cut down now…'”

INDIANA
Neighbors try to save 86th Street woodlands from development 
– Indianapolis Business Journal, 5.13.17

OREGON
Everything you need to know about the Elliott State Forest’s future – Oregon Live, 5.12.17 

OHIO
Wright State University preserves 15 acres of its woods 
– Xenia Daily Gazette, 5.11.17 

COLORADO
Effort afoot to revive San Juan Mountain Wilderness Act proposal – Durango Herald, 5.10.17

NEW JERSEY
Tempers short at public airing of final Sparta Mountain plan
 – New Jersey Herald, 5.10.17

OREGON
Oregon State Land Board: Elliott State Forest to stay public – Statesman Journal, 5.9.17

GEORGIA
Protecting Trees: Getting ahead of canopy loss in the ‘City in the Forest’ – Atlanta IN TOWN, May 2017 

OREGON
OSU weighs plan to buy Elliott State Forest – Corvallis Gazette-Times, 5.8.17

GEORGIA
Atlanta’s urban tree canopy leads the nation; but most trees are not protected – SaportaReport, 5.7.17

INDIANA
Crown Hill North Woods: Saved Today, Preserved Tomorrow? 
– Indiana Forest Alliance, 5.7.17

INDIANA
VA, Crown Hill reach agreement to save old-growth forest
 
– Indy Star, 5.5.17 

OREGON
Gov. Kate Brown reveals plan to keep Elliott State Forest public – Oregon Live, 5.4.17

NEW JERSEY
Final forestry plan for Sparta Mountain to be aired Tuesday – New Jersey Herald, 5.4.17 

GEORGIA
Video: City of Brookhaven closes deal years in the making – WSB-TV, 5.3.17
Brookhaven Now Owns 33-Acre ‘PDK Greenspace’ – The Brookhaven Post, 5.2.17 

CALIFORNIA
Remote Old-Growth Forest (Howlett Ranch) Gains Protection – Includes Audio 
– KRCB, 5.2.17 

PENNSYLVANIA
Beaver Valley land deal finalized – Delaware Online, 5.1.17 

  • “The land preserved Monday is significant because it includes old-growth forest habitats with 200 to 300-year-old trees and rare plants.” 

GEORGIA
15 Atlanta area forests inducted into the national Old Growth Forest Network
 – The Brookhaven Post, 5.1.17  

NEW YORK
Video: 2 the Outdoors: Smith Woods – WGRZ, 4.30.17 

  • “This parcel was never logged, it was never used for agriculture. It’s really a jewel that we have right along the main road between Ithaca and Trumansburg.”

PENNSYLVANIA
Land purchase adds to conservancy’s Tryon-Weber Woods Natural Area – Meadville Tribune, 4.20.17

OREGON
Poll: Oregonians would turn against politicians who vote to sell public land – Oregon Live, 4.19.17 

GEORGIA
The Lullwater Garden in Druid Hills, Atlanta, Georgia will be inducted officially as a “Dedicated Forest” into the Old Growth Forest Network
 – PRWEB, 4.19.17

NEW JERSEY 
State, Audubon hoping to move forward with logging at Sparta Mountain – NJ Spotlight, 4.18.17 

INDIANA
Respect the elderly: Saving cities’ oldest trees (Crown Hill North Woods) – Environmental Health News, 4.13.17

OREGON 
Coast Range Forest Watch helps with Save the Elliott – The World, 4.12.17

NORTH CAROLINA
Stronger water, tree protections sought for Chatham Park
 – The Herald-Sun, 4.10.17 

OREGON
Action Alert (second) for Walton Lake – Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project, April 2017

OHIO 
Sawmill Wetlands dispute back in court – 10TV, 4.4.17

OREGON
Member of State Land Board backs off from Elliott State Forest sale – The World, 4.1.17 

ARKANSAS
HSNP included in forest network
 – The Sentinel-Record, 3.29.17

OREGON
Tobias Read now sees ‘path forward’ to keeping Elliott State Forest public – Oregon Live, 3.28.17 

OREGON
Judge halts timber sale (Loafer) near Crater Lake for second time – USA Today, 3.27.17 

OREGON
Eugene environmentalists cheer judge’s recommendation on timber sale (Loafer) northwest of Crater Lake – The Register-Guard, 3.22.17

VERMONT
Vermont withdraws top protection plan for ‘black gum swamp‘ – WCAX, 3.22.17

INDIANA 
Department of Veterans Affairs Statement on Crown Hill North Woods – Indiana Forest Alliance, 3.22.17

INDIANA
Veterans Affairs explores alternative locations to Crown Hill cemetery 
– WISH-TV, 3.22.17

Book Review – ‘Natures Temples: The Complex World of Old Growth Forests’ – SAMBMANNING, 3.21.17

INDIANA
The Crown Hill North Woods: An Ecological Jewel – Indiana Forest Alliance, 3.21.17

OREGON
Judge says timber sale in Crater Lake’s back yard could harm wildlife, orders study
 – Oregon Wild, 3.21.17

INDIANA
VA delays plan for Crown Hill amid growing opposition – Indianapolis Business Journal, 3.13.17

INDIANA 
Construction stops in Crown Hill Woods amid protests – NUVO, 3.13.17

INDIANA
Hogsett renews hope to save trees at Crown Hill North Woods/Full Transcript of Statement – The Indy Channel, 3.9.17

OREGON
Governor’s staff lobbies treasurer on Elliott Forest proposal
 – Portland Tribune, 3.9.17

Book Impressions – Nature’s Temples by Joan Maloof – Hersenskim

INDIANA
Crown Hill Forest THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW! – Indiana Forest Alliance, 3.4.17 

INDIANA
SB 420: The Case for Establishing Old Forest Areas in State Forests – Indiana Forest Alliance
Legislation (SB 420) Dies In Committee Without A Vote – Indiana Public Media, 2.24.17

GEORGIA
As Atlanta grows, let’s make sure we protect our precious trees – Saporta Report, 2.27.17

OREGON
Coalition Defends Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument – Oregon Wild, 2.27.17

OREGON
Tobias Read sticks by Elliott State Forest vote despite environmental outcry – The Oregonian, 2.23.17 

GEORGIA
Brookhaven shows commitment to preserving city greenspace with land deal – Dekalb Neighbor, 2.23.17 

INDIANA
How Much Forest Do Other States Set Aside from Logging? – Indiana Forest Alliance, 2.17.17

OREGON
Why the Sale of an Oregon State Forest is a Bad Sign For America’s Public Lands – Men’s Journal, Feb 2017 

GEORGIA 
Brookhaven awarded $5.7 million loan for land conservation project – Georgia Environmental Finance Authority, 2.14.17

OREGON
Oregon takes big step toward privatizing Elliott State Forest – The Oregonian, 2.14.17 

ILLINOIS
Petition Aims To Stop Development Near Edwardsville Woods – CBS St. Louis, 2.13.17

MARYLAND
Tell MD Legislators: More trees, please! – Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Feb 2017

KENTUCKY
Environmental Assessment released for Comment on Greenwood Project – Kentucky Heartwood, 2.10.17

OREGON
Governor Brown Proposes Elliott State Forest Plan to Retain Public Ownership, Protect the Common School Fund – Oregon.gov, 2.10.17

MONTANA
Forest Service postpones Red Lodge logging project 
– Billings Gazette, 1.23.17

INDIANA 
Ecological Assessment of the North Woods of Crown Hill Cemetery – Indiana Forest Alliance, 1.16.17

Development has affected 7 percent of virgin forests since 2000: Study – Christian Science Monitor, 1.14.17

INDIANA
Judge blocks injunction to stop Crown Hill Cemetery project – Indy Star, 1.14.17 

ILLINOIS
New potential housing development (next to Bohm Woods) receives mixed feelings – The Alestle, 1.12.17

OHIO
Will wildlife search save Shawnee forest from logging? – Columbus Dispatch, 1.7.17

WASHINGTON
Mount Grant Preserve campaign reaches the top – San Juan Islander, 1.7.17

WASHINGTON
Forterra land purchase will protect 376 acres of land from development
 – Sno Valley Star, 1.5.17

MAINE
Land trust acquires 26 more acres on Cobbossee’s Horseshoe Island – Central Maine, 1.2.17