American Lands Alliance
, WWF and Green-peace have all called for a moratorium on the release of GM trees.
ReThink Paper is optimistic that Boise/OfficeMax will incorporate a strong environmental protection plan into the company's philosophy, based on Boise Cascade Corporation's recent announcement of its new policy, "Boise and the Environment." The announcement of this policy fellows a multi-year campaign led by Rainforest Action Network (RAN) and a coalition of groups, including American Lands Alliance
, ReThink Paper, Student Environmental Action Coalition, National Forest Protection Alliance, the Sierra Student Coalition, Free The Planet!, and many others.
The American Lands Alliance
released the report just days before the U.S.
IT'S NOT OFTEN THAT A BIG FOREST products company gets cheers from environmental groups such as the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), American Lands Alliance
, and the National Forest Protection Alliance.
forest products company, was cultivated with input from the Rainforest Action Network, American Lands Alliance
, and the National Forest Protection Alliance.--NL--
As the American Lands Alliance
puts it, "While not perfect, FSC is the only certification system that employs environmentally, socially and economically rigorous standards, that is genuinely independent of the wood products industry and deserving of consumer preference." CONTACT: Forest Stewardship Council, (877) 372-5646, www.fscus.org.
In January 1999 the American Lands Alliance
and fifteen cosponsors hosted the Sage Grouse Status Conference in Boise, Idaho, to learn more about sage grouse ecology.
* Cultivating biotech trees: While the spread of genetically modified crops has raised concerns around the world, research into biotech trees has increased exponentially in the last few years with little attention, according to separate reports by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the American Lands Alliance
. In the United States alone, the U.S.
Although they are generally small and do not use traditional timber sale methods, cutting any trees for lumber fuels environmentalists' suspicion that stewardship contracting is little more than a mask for commercial timber harvesting, says Steve Holmer, campaign coordinator for American Lands Alliance
. The Forest Service may have heightened those suspicions when Anne Bartuska, director of national forest timber management, told a Senate subcommittee that stewardship contracting is the future of the agency's timber sale program.
Signatories included individuals associated with the American Lands Alliance
, the Rainforest Action Network, and the International Forum on Globalization.
Jim Jontz, executive director of the American Lands Alliance
, said, "We find the study itself inadequate to fulfill the task at hand." The alliance said it will return to the issue in Seattle.
The resources council and the American Lands Alliance
in Washington, D.C., argued that Forest Service surveyors overlooked the presence of red tree vole nests and that the omissions warrant a closer examination of how the logging might harm wildlife such as the vole.