Managing the West’s forests

For fun and profit
Forest jobs are disappearing, too. Perhaps strategic alliances with tree-huggers can help
The Economist
Aug 26th 2010

AMERICA’S most sparsely populated states were among its more resilient during the recession. Before the downturn, places like Montana and North Dakota poked along with slow growth and greying populations. When the wheels came off the national economy, they began to move up the rankings. They were doing well from commodities, had never known housing bubbles and were not especially vulnerable to the financial sector’s troubles. In 2008 Montana’s growth rate was the highest in the country.  Read more…


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