Category Archives: Environmental News

Hot Weather, Deadline to Comment on Forest Service Rule Changes Extended, Endangered Species Act Gutted, Stan Helton Shares Millage Rates Comparison

We’ve had some very hot days, with the hottest being 88 on our porch. That’s very unusual, but if we do have it, it’s usually in August. Of course, it was 98 in Atlanta at the time, so things could … Continue reading

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My Comment on Proposed Forest Service Rule Changes

Someone asked me what I said in my comment to the Forest Service on the proposed rule changes, which seek to severely limit public comment on the Forest Service’s management plans and activities. So … here’s what I wrote. “The … Continue reading

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More on Forest Service Rule Changes and the BLM

Here’s the most comprehensive article I’ve seen on the proposed changes and current threats to public land under management by the Bureau of Land Management. There is a link at the bottom to comment on the proposed Forest Service rule … Continue reading

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More on New BLM Chief and Why It Matters Here

Here’s a much more detailed article on the new Bureau of Land Management chief from the Washington Post. They have a pay wall, of course, but they let you read a few articles a month for free. I realize that … Continue reading

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New Acting Director of Bureau of Land Management Wants to Sell Our Land

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers has issued a call to action in opposition to the newly designated Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management. He wants to … yes, sell all public lands. While this is currently primarily an issue … Continue reading

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More on Forest Service’s Proposed Rule Changes

Here’s a link to a Georgia ForestWatch discussion of the proposed rule changes. Your comments are needed by August 12. https://gafw.org/neparulechange/ There is also a longer discussion in this newsletter. https://gafw.org/summer2019newsletter/

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Strong Thunderstorm Last Night, Environmental News Roundup, New Restaurant

After the little mini-drought, it’s been on and off rainy, with a few really wonderful breezy days, like yesterday. Hope you were here for a bit of that! Last night, we had a strong thunderstorm that brought an eight hour … Continue reading

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Important Hwy 5, McCaysville Bypass Meeting September 11th

The Georgia DOT is holding a meeting to discuss Hwy 5 and the McCaysville Bypass on September 11th at 4:00 PM-7 PM at the McCaysville Church of God. That’s 1477 Blue Ridge Dr (Hwy 5). It is on the right … Continue reading

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Beautiful Weather After Rains

We’re having some beautiful weather this week after the rains. Morning temps have been in the high fifties with afternoons in the middle seventies, with a nice breeze. We’ve had a solid five inches over the past three weeks, and … Continue reading

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Dogwoods, Flame Azaleas, Rhododendron

We’ve had some beautiful warm weather this week. It was 80 on the porch this afternoon with a light breeze. There are still some dogwoods in full bloom, but more are probably fading. The flame azalea is nearly all in … Continue reading

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