Scientists To Recommend Proposed Puget Sound Indicators Of Human Well-Being

Puget Sound Partnership’s Science Panel will meet April 23 in Tacoma.  This week’s Puget Sound Partnership Science Panel meeting will include a discussion on how to measure human wellbeing. Puget Sound Vital Sign indicators, which help track whether Puget Sound protection and restoration efforts are making a positive impact, include categories for measurements related to both a healthy human population and human quality of life.

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U.S. Forest Service to Hold Forest-Level Listening Sessions

Forest Service responds to desire for more Forest Plan Revision Listening Sessions. April 13, 2015, Olympia, WA – The Pacific Northwest (OR, WA) and Pacific Southwest (CA) Regions of the U.S. Forest Service are beginning a public conversation on the process for revising forest land management plans in the Northwest Forest Plan amendment area. The land management plans within the Northwest Forest Plan area guide how resources will be managed for 15 to 20 years. These plans are due for revision.

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Week of Apr. 19 - Cougar-Maynard Prescribed Fire Planned

April 17, 2015, Olympia, WA – Fire Managers at Olympic National Forest plan to conduct a prescribed fire early next week if conditions are favorable.  Prescribed fires are ignited when a very specific window of environmental conditions exists so that forest health objectives can be met.  The objective of the Cougar-Maynard prescribed fire is to remove brush piles from the vicinity of a Remote Automatic Weather Station (RAWS) and radio repeater sites located off of Forest Service Road 28. 

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