Healthy Forests Initiative
An Op-Ed in the August 12, 2003 edition of The New York Times—A Misdirected Forest Strategy—points out the fact that President George Walker Bush's plans for the Healthy Forests Initiative, announced last year against the backdrop of the Biscuit fire in southern Oregon, "on close inspection has less to do with preventing forest fires than it does with helping his friends in the timber industry."
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- White House Healthy Forests web information, including numerous links to articles and announcements.
- US Department of Agriculture's Healthy Forests Initiative (HFI) web information.
- US Department of the Interior Healthy Forests Initiative (HFI) web information.
- Help Save National Forests by Defenders of Wildlife.
- The Healthy Forests Initiative, EndangeredForests.org.
- "HEALTHY FORESTS" INITIATIVE: SOUND WILDFIRE MANAGEMENT OR LICENSE TO LOG? A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION, UCLA School of Law, April 16, 2003.
- "Healthy Forests Initiative": Background & Reaction, Environmental Media Services. Last updated May 22, 2003.
- Bill LaCroix, Guest Opinion: Deep pockets behind 'Healthy Forests Initiative', Montana Standard/Montana Forum.com, August 1, 2003: LaCroix "recently received a slick pamphlet in the mail promoting Bush's Healthy Forest Initiative paid for by Project Protect, and [assumed that] everyone else in the Bitterroot and beyond got one, too... Out of curiosity as to who put up the money for such a massive mailing, [LaCroix] logged onto their Web site, http:www.LandSense.us .... [which linked to] the Evergreen Foundation, a timber industry organization with the representatives from Weyerhaeuser, Boise-Cascade and Potlatch sitting on its board of directors and a nasty article about how 'radical environmentalists are blocking projects focused on protecting homes and families from wildfires.'"
- Terence Chea, "Judge Rules on Road Ban in Forests," Associated Press (Washington Post), November 30, 2006.