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  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-09-18 : NASA Commercial Crew Plan Is Scant Progress

    09/18/2014 5:22:50 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 2 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-09-18 | Newt Gingrich
    . September 18, 2014 Newt Gingrich : NASA Commercial Crew Plan Is Scant Progress ===================================================== It didn't take a rocket scientist to predict that NASA's plan to pay Russia to launch American astronauts into orbit wasn't going to turn out well. Three years after NASA retired the space shuttle program, relations between the United States and Russia are worse than at any point since the end of the Cold War. Americans have reportedly been paying Russia $70 million a seat to send our astronauts to the International Space Station. That's three and a half times what the Russians charge private...
  • Airframe Structure for First Commercial Dream Chaser Spacecraft Unveiled

    08/10/2014 9:38:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | August 9, 2014 | Ken Kremer
    The orbital airframe structure for the first commercial Dream Chaser mini-shuttle that will launch to Earth orbit just over two years from now has been unveiled by Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and program partner Lockheed Martin. Sierra Nevada is moving forward with plans for Dream Chaser’s first launch and unmanned orbital test flight in November 2016 atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The winged Dream Chaser is being developed under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program aimed at restoring America’s indigenous human spaceflight access to low Earth orbit and the International Space Station (ISS).
  • Sierra Nevada Dreamchaser Will Launch on First Orbital Flight Test in November 2016

    01/23/2014 4:15:29 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | January 23, 2014 | Nancy Atkinson on
    The mission will be automated and unmanned, but if all goes well Sierra Nevada hopes to have a human flight by sometime in 2017.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Yosemite Winter Night

    12/25/2012 8:30:36 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    NASA ^ | December 25, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: In this evocative night skyscape a starry band of the Milky Way climbs over Yosemite Valley, Sierra Nevada Range, planet Earth. Jupiter is the brightest celestial beacon on the wintry scene, though. Standing nearly opposite the Sun in the constellation Taurus, the wandering planet joins yellowish Aldebaran and the Hyades star cluster. Below, Orion always comes up sideways over a fence of mountains. And from there the twin stars of Gemini rise just across the Milky Way. As this peaceful winter night began, they followed Auriga the charioteer, its alpha star Capella near the top of the frame.
  • Appalachian professor’s research finds no evidence of cannibalism at Donner Party campsite

    04/15/2010 2:20:18 PM PDT · by Palter · 30 replies · 866+ views
    ASU News ^ | 15 April 2010 | ASU News
    Research conducted by Dr. Gwen Robbins, an assistant professor of biological anthropology at Appalachian State University, finds there is no evidence of cannibalism among the 84 members of the Donner Party who were trapped by a snowstorm in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the mid-1840s. Remains from the Donner party’s Alder Creek campsite were excavated by a team of archaeologists from the University of Montana and the University of Oregon Museum. A sample of bones from the campsite hearth was analyzed by Robbins and Kelsey Gray, an Appalachian graduate. They will present the results of this project this week at...
  • Appeals court stops feds plan to log Sierra Nevada forest (9th Circus strikes again)

    05/14/2008 12:17:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 147+ views
    A federal appeals court has barred logging in the Sierra Nevada forest. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says the federal government failed to explore other ways to raise money to fight forest fires when it approved a plan to award timber contracts to cut down trees on three sites. The Forest Service says the logging of commercially valuable trees is needed to help pay for thinning of less desirable smaller trees and brush. Environmental groups say the logging plan fails to protect scarce species such as the California spotted owl, martin and Pacific fisher. Attorney General Jerry Brown...
  • Lawmakers, environmentalists tussling over logging bill

    07/27/2006 6:18:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 332+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 7/27/06 | Erica Werner - AP
    WASHINGTON Angry lawmakers lambasted environmentalists at a congressional hearing Thursday over their opposition to a new bill to speed logging in the Sierra Nevada. "If we have a forest fire it's your fault, and I hope your group will take the responsibility when we're not thinning out the forests properly," Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Tulare, scolded Craig Thomas, director of the Sierra Nevada Forest Protection Campaign. Rep. George Radanovich, R-Mariposa, interrupted Thomas to accuse him of trying to destroy the last saw mill in the area. "If you stop these sales, sir, with your lawsuits, this logging company is going to...
  • Yellow-Legged Frog Faces Extinction (and No, it's not Global warming)

    02/11/2006 11:48:43 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 392+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/11/06 | Juliana Barbassa - ap
    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. - The mountain yellow-legged frog has survived for thousands of years in lakes and streams carved by glaciers, living up to nine months under snow and ice and then emerging to issue its raspy chorus across the Sierra Nevada range. But the frog's call is going silent as a mysterious fungus pushes it toward extinction. "It's very dramatic," said Yosemite biologist Lara Rachowicz. "One year, you visit a lake and the population will seem fine. The next year you go back, you see a lot of dead frogs scattered along the bottom of the pond. In...
  • [California] Agencies implore state to build dams

    12/29/2005 8:01:12 AM PST · by SmithL · 24 replies · 673+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 12/29/5 | Mike Taugher
    California hasn't built a major reservoir in decades, and its most important reservoir by far -- the Sierra Nevada snowpack -- is in danger of shrinking because of global warming. Water agencies say those facts, coupled with projected population increases, mean that it is time for the state to get serious about building new dams. "Failure to consider these potential changes and develop the storage to address it will all but guarantee a future that swings from extreme floods to droughts on a regular basis," the Association of California Water Agencies reported in a "blueprint" for statewide water planning in...
  • Sierra Nevada Range Gets Three Feet of Snow

    12/19/2005 10:57:29 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 809+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/19/05 | Martin Griffith - ap
    RENO, Nev. - The strongest storm of the season so far in the Sierra Nevada dropped as much as 3 feet of snow, snarling travel through the mountain range but improving ski resort conditions. Controls were lifted Monday morning on the two major highways linking Sacramento, Calif., to resorts in the Lake Tahoe area: Interstate 80 over Donner Summit and U.S. 50 over Echo Summit, authorities said. However, the third major trans-Sierra highway, California Highway 88, remained closed near Kirkwood, Calif., because of avalanche-control efforts. Chains or snow tires were required on other highways in the area. The Kirkwood Mountain...
  • Sierra growth to bring more congestion, development, report says

    06/21/2005 9:23:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 433+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/21/05 | Don Thompson - AP
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The population of the Sierra Nevada could more than triple in the next 35 years, threatening many of the mountain range's Gold Rush-era towns with sprawl, gridlock and pollution, according to a report released Tuesday. Much of the 400-mile-long range is designated as national forest, park land or wilderness. It also holds plenty of private land where development could change the face and feel of the mountains, warns the Sierra Nevada Alliance, a 12-year-old coalition of more than 60 environmental organizations. About 600,000 people live in the 20 California and three Nevada counties that divide the...
  • Truckee, Nevada City battle over Sierra Conservancy

    05/17/2005 10:07:20 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 57 replies · 767+ views
    Sierra Sun ^ | May 17, 2005 | Dave Moller
    Eight towns would love to land the new Sierra Nevada Conservancy headquarters, projected to eventually have 70 employees and a $10 million budget. But only two showed up at the historic first meeting of the conservancy board Thursday in Sacramento, and both were from Nevada County. Nevada City used a laid-back approach in its pitch, but Truckee came on like a runaway snowboarder. Auburn, Colfax, Placerville, Amador City, Ione and Jackson were no-shows. “Give us your serious consideration,” said Truckee Mayor Craig Threshie in a lengthy speech that trumpeted the town’s location, history and commitment to the range. “We have...
  • CA: Board seeks Sierra funds - New conservancy will act to protect environment/economy

    05/10/2005 9:09:37 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 17 replies · 379+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 8, 2005 | Dorothy Korber
    The Sierra Nevada, historically a majestic battleground for competing local interests, comes under the stewardship of the state's newest and biggest conservancy this week. Proponents say the 25-million-acre Sierra Nevada Conservancy will be more than a protector of the mountain environment - it will also be an incubator for jobs and economic growth. The conservancy's 13 voting board members - seven state appointees and six county supervisors - will hold their first meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday in Sacramento at the state Energy Commission building, 1516 Ninth St. The Sierra Nevada Conservancy is the ninth conservancy created by the Legislature...
  • Colombia's tribes battle to survive

    10/22/2004 1:10:20 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 2 replies · 262+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 22, 2004 | Gary Marx
    Standing above a riverbank in the majestic Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, six Arhuaco Indians bowed their heads as tribal leaders chastised them for joining Colombia's Marxist guerrillas. But the event also marked the first time that members of the Arhuaco tribe had abandoned the rebels and rejoined their tight-knit community. The days-long ceremony offered a glimmer of hope for the Arhuacos and other indigenous groups struggling to survive amid Colombia's brutal civil war. "I have my kids. I have my wife," said Roger, 27, one of the six former rebels. "I understand that this is the road that I...
  • Surge for the Sierra: Governor (Schwarzenegger) approves massive conservancy (25 MILLION ACRES)

    09/24/2004 11:00:31 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 249 replies · 2,596+ views
    The Union ^ | September 24, 2004 | Dave Moller
    After signing the Sierra Nevada Conservancy bill along the Bear River, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger gives a thumbs-up to dignitaries and the media. From left are Assemblyman John Laird, D-Santa Cruz; state Resources Agency Secretary Mike Chrisman; California EPA Secretary Terry Tamminen; and Assemblyman Tim Leslie, R-Tahoe City. The Union photo/John Hart Standing on a wide gravel bar with the Bear River flowing gently by him, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the Sierra Nevada Conservancy bill Thursday to the sound of bipartisan applause. "California is where the conservation movement began, and today we are happy to continue this noble tradition," Schwarzenegger said....
  • New state agency to guard Sierra (from the people of course)

    09/24/2004 4:12:27 PM PDT · by SierraWasp · 12 replies · 497+ views
    San Francisco Comicle ^ | 9/24/04 | Glen Martin
    Bear River Canyon, Placer County -- Framed by a crystalline stream and steep slopes carpeted with ponderosa pine and black oak, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill Thursday authorizing the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, a new state agency dedicated to preserving the 25 million acres of forest, meadow and craggy granite peaks that comprise John Muir's "Range of Light."
  • Schwarzenegger approves conservancy, signs 20 other enviro bills

    09/23/2004 7:04:29 PM PDT · by Simmy2.5 · 109 replies · 1,082+ views
    SF Gate/San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Thursday, September 23, 2004 | JIM WASSERMAN, Associated Press Writer
    09-23) 16:56 PDT COLFAX, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger chose a woodsy mountain setting Thursday to sign legislation establishing a 25 million-acre Sierra Nevada Conservancy, while also signing nearly 20 other bills to protect the Pacific Ocean, curb smog and clean up blighted urban land. With numerous strokes of the pen, Schwarzenegger opened 1,100 miles of car pool lanes to hybrid cars, established the nation's first Cabinet-level Ocean Protection Council in state government and barred cruise ships from burning garbage and dumping sewage inside state waters. He also banned commercial fishing fleets from bottom trawling along designated parts of...
  • Sierra Conservancy bill moves to governor's desk

    08/31/2004 5:52:37 PM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 61 replies · 1,765+ views
    Ag Alert ^ | September 1, 2004 | Christine Souza
    California Farm Bureau Federation vigorously opposes a measure approved by the Legislature last week that calls for the creation of the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, an added layer of government that could impact members in 22 counties throughout the Sierra Nevada region. "We are extremely disappointed," said Bill Pauli, California Farm Bureau Federation president. "This legislation is contrary to the governor's California Performance Review and deserves to be vetoed." For almost four years, Farm Bureau and other business groups have worked to oppose legislation that would create a Sierra Nevada Conservancy and further increase government ownership of private lands. The government...
  • CA: Governor faces decisions on Sierra conservancy, Wal-Mart bills (and other 'stuff')

    08/26/2004 7:19:02 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 470+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/26/04 | Steve Lawrence - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger faces decisions on bills that would create a Sierra Nevada conservancy, require economic impact reports before local governments approve Wal-Mart-like superstores and promote recycling of cell phones. Also headed to his desk are measures that would bar kids under 14 from using tanning salons without a doctor's approval, require schools to notify parents when they serve students irradiated food and give consumers at least 30 days to claim rebates. California lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to dozens of bills as they rushed to wrap up their 2004 session by Friday. The Sierra Nevada bill,...
  • CA: Senate OKs voting machine paper trail; Sierra bill to governor

    08/25/2004 7:26:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 280+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 8/25/04 | Steve Lawrence - AP
    SACRAMENTO - The Senate on Wednesday revived an effort to require a paper trail to ensure that electronic voting machines aren't tampered with and accurately record voter preferences. Meanwhile, the Assembly approved a bill that would create a state conservancy to help protect the Sierra Nevada from overdevelopment, and the Senate passed legislation requiring economic impact reports before local governments approve Wal-Mart-like superstores. The Senate also approved a bill by Assemblyman Tony Strickland, R-Moorpark, that would require that all touch-screen voting machines used after Jan. 1, 2006, give voters paper receipts verifying how they voted. The machines would also have...
  • CA Senate OKs Sierra Nevada conservancy but beach-smoking ban stalls

    08/23/2004 5:52:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 361+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 8/23/04 | Steve Lawrence - AP
    SACRAMENTO - The Senate on Monday approved creation of a state conservancy to protect the majestic Sierra Nevada, but another environmental bill, which would ban smoking on state beaches, stalled as lawmakers began the last days of their 2004 session. The conservancy bill, by Assemblymen Tim Leslie, R-Tahoe City, and John Laird, D-Santa Cruz, cleared the Senate on a 21-14 vote and was returned to the Assembly, which approved a somewhat different version of the legislation in May. If the Assembly adopts the Senate changes, the legislation will go to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The beach-smoking bill, by Assemblyman Paul Koretz,...
  • Conservancy on Senate Floor Monday

    08/22/2004 4:38:37 PM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 26 replies · 534+ views
    email | August 20, 2004 | Jedd Medefind
    Dear Sierra Friends, A very good Friday afternoon to you all! In case you had not heard, I wanted to make sure you knew that the Sierra Nevada Conservancy bill, AB 2600, will be heard on the Senate Floor this coming Monday, August 23. Senator Bruce McPherson (R—Santa Cruz) will be presenting AB 2600 as the bill’s official floor jockey. Below, I am including material we’ve put together on the highlights of the consensus reached by Assemblyman Leslie and Assemblyman Laird and the Schwarzenegger Administration. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me by phone or e mail....
  • CA: Fighting against the tide - State senator worries about water rights

    08/19/2004 5:09:22 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 25 replies · 687+ views
    The Union ^ | August 17, 2004 | Dave Moller
    State Sen. Sam Aanestad, R-Grass Valley, said he fears water rights in the Sierra could be jeopardized by a conservancy aimed at protecting the mountain range's resources, such as the South Yuba River, shown here off of North Bloomfield Road. State Sen. Sam Aanestad on Monday attacked the idea of a Sierra Nevada Conservancy, fearing it will infringe on property and water rights. Despite Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's endorsement of the plan, the Republican legislator last week voted against a compromised version of the bill, which would create an organization aimed at gathering grants and other funds to protect and improve...
  • Budget spends $14 million for river parkways,open space(Conservancies Alert-Sierra Nevada,Cascade)

    07/31/2004 5:55:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies · 717+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/31/04 | Don Thompson - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - California is set to spend more than $14 million on new river parkways and open land in the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges under the budget signed Saturday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. But Schwarzenegger sliced the nearly $50 million sought by Senate leader John Burton, D-San Francisco, because the two new programs will start halfway through the budget year. It was unrealistic to expect to spend all the money in just six months, budget officials said. The now-$4.15 million mountain program is contingent on legislative approval of a new Sierra Nevada Conservancy, a sweeping new government...
  • CA: State considers melding Sierra conservancies

    07/18/2004 8:49:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies · 1,463+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 7/18/04 | Eric Stern
    Along a stretch of a state highway leading to Yosemite National Park, a band of conservationists has been buying up vacant land. The group has cobbled together about 400 acres in a desirable meadow off Highway 120. But the scrappy Tuolumne County Land Trust is no match for a proposed golf-course community that would rise next to its land onto a spur of Table Mountain, a 500-foot lava formation fabled by Western author Bret Harte. "A little land trust like ours - nobody even listens to us," said Marlee Powell, who also is Sonora's mayor. The only way to compete...
  • ALERT:Hearing scheduled for Sierra Nevada Conservancy bills 6/29/04

    06/17/2004 10:47:03 AM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 92 replies · 1,077+ views
    Alliance For America ^ | June 16, 2004 | ROSE COMSTOCK,
    DATE: JUNE 16, 2004 TO: ALL GRASSROOTS AND CONCERNED CITIZENS FROM: ROSE COMSTOCK, ALLIANCE FOR AMERICA www.allianceforamerica.org PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR LIST AND ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO RESPOND. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE! WHAT: WILD LANDS PROJECT AT WORK - JUNE 29, 2004 - HEARINGS ARE SCHEDULED FOR TWO BILLS - AB1788 & AB2600 -EACH AUTHORIZE ESTABLISHING A SIERRA NEVADA CONSERVANCY IN CALIFORNIA TO ACQUIRE, AND DIRECT THE MANAGEMENT, OF PUBLIC LANDS LOCATED PRIMARILY WITHIN THE CORE SIERRA NEVADA REGION. STATUS: BOTH BILLS ARE CURRENTLY IN THE CALIFORNIA STATE SENATE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES AND WILDLIFE. THIS COMMITTEE IS CHAIRED BY ONE...
  • Input wanted on Sierra Conservancy (Tim Leslie)

    06/27/2004 8:47:05 AM PDT · by madfly · 6 replies · 286+ views
    The Sierra Sun ^ | June 22, 2004 | Assemblyman Tim Leslie, 4th District
    Dear Sierra friends, I am seeking your thoughts. As you know, I am carrying AB 1788, which would create a Sierra Nevada Conservancy. A state conservancy is an agency that delivers state funds to areas of special value, such as Lake Tahoe or the California Coast. It makes grants and undertakes projects for a wide range of efforts, from acquisition of habitat to fire prevention and economic development. Unlike entities such as the "Coastal Commission" or the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, a conservancy does not have any power to regulate lands. As a staunch defender of private property rights...
  • A Sierra umbrella? - Conservancy proposed to protect mountain range

    04/03/2004 3:32:33 AM PST · by calcowgirl · 118 replies · 2,003+ views
    The Union ^ | April 2, 2004 | Jamie Bate
    Two bills making their way through the California Assembly would create a Sierra Nevada Conservancy. If passed, the conservancy would direct money to help manage the public lands in the mountain range. The Union photo/Pico van Houtryve It spans nearly 500 miles, supplies the water that nourishes California’s economy and has provided vocations and vacations for generations, but the Sierra Nevada has no benefactor like the conservancies that care for Lake Tahoe or the state’s vast coastline. That could change this year, however, if one of the two bills now winding through the Legislature is approved - or if...
  • RED ALERT: Socialist agenda being pushed through the California Legislature

    06/20/2004 10:15:39 PM PDT · by farmfriend · 208 replies · 3,665+ views
    Socialist agenda being pushed through the California Legislature.ALERT:Hearing scheduled for Sierra Nevada Conservancy bills 6/29/04 AB 2600 (Laird) SUMMARY : Creates within the Resources Agency the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (Conservancy) to acquire and manage land for various specified public objectives, and to make grants for those purposes, in the Sierra Nevada-Cascade Mountain Region. AB 1788 (Leslie) SUMMARY : Creates within the Resources Agency the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (Conservancy) to acquire and manage land for various specified public objectives, and to make grants for those purposes, in the Sierra Nevada Region. AB 2631 (Wolk) SUMMARY : Establishes an interagency council (more...
  • CA: Sierra Conservancy bills seek funding for range

    06/08/2004 9:40:48 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 28 replies · 286+ views
    Sierra Sun | May 27, 2004 | David Bunker
    Two bills that would create a Sierra Nevada Conservancy are set to move into the state Senate. The two efforts, AB 2600 and AB 1788, are progressing despite lingering questions over the degree of local control in the legislation. The aim of a conservancy is largely to coordinate funding and conservation efforts for the 400-mile long mountain range. The Sierra Nevada Conservancy is an almost five-year effort by conservationists to focus funding on an area that they say has largely been looked over. The California coast and Lake Tahoe both have conservancies, but the Sierra Nevada as a whole is...
  • CA freepers, RED ALERT RED ALERT!!!

    05/25/2004 9:09:15 AM PDT · by farmfriend · 84 replies · 412+ views
    CA Assembly
    RED ALERT!!! RED ALERT!!!There are three bills ready for a vote in the Assembly. Two would turn the entire Sierra Nevada mountain range into a conservancy. The other one would give the state total control over water and private property. Unless these bills are stopped, you can give up on CA.Ab 2600/a>Ab 1788AB 2631RED ALERT, RED ALERT!!!All bills are to third reading!!!
  • CA freepers, RED ALERT Thread 2

    05/27/2004 6:11:18 AM PDT · by forester · 77 replies · 396+ views
    Alliance for America ^ | May 2, 2004 | Rose Comstock
    Sierra Conservancy bills - Gov needs to hear from you DATE: MAY 2, 2004TO: ALL GRASSROOTS AND CONCERNED CITIZENS . . . . . . . . . . . (PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR LIST OF CONTACTS) FROM: ROSE COMSTOCK - PRESIDENT - ALLIANCE FOR AMERICA           www.allianceforamerica.orgWHAT:    Wednesday of this week the California Assembly Appropriations Committee approved two bills that would establish a Sierra Nevada Conservancy. Governor Schwarzenegger has indicated that he intends to create a Sierra Nevada Conservancy during his first term in office. These two bills-AB 1788 and AB 2600-present radically different...
  • CATTLEMEN PROD FOREST SERVICE: Federal land-use policies to come under review, again

    07/06/2002 8:38:10 AM PDT · by madfly · 30 replies · 287+ views
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 5, 2002 | By Glen Martin, Chronicle Environment Writer
    <p>Sierra National Forest -- Everything old is new again for California's national forests, where Bush administration officials have signaled a move away from the conservation-based policies of the Clinton administration to the ""multiple use'' concept that characterized U.S. Forest Service policy in earlier decades.</p>