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Science-based management, fire-resistant homes can offset wildfires – Concrete Log Homes

The Forest Service has continued to put out 98% of the wildfires that start, instead of letting a few burn to clear out debris.

“Our recent wildfires are telling us an awful lot about what works and what doesn’t,” said Fire Lab scientist Mark Finney. “They’re telling us the current practices, whatever we’re doing, are not protecting our wildlands, our watersheds, our timber, our habitat, our recreational values.”

Rural Communities Across the U.S. Are Attracting Remote Workers Through Different Incentive Programs – Learn More About Montana’s Great Rural Communities

As the pandemic continues to affect how Americans live and work, some are looking outside urban centers for opportunities.

Growing Crops Under Solar Panels? Now There’s a Bright Idea

In the new scientific (and literal) field of agrivoltaics, researchers are showing how panels can increase yields and reduce water use on a warming planet.

“Boise Is In A Full Fledged Housing Crash” Real Estate Expert – OR – Why the U.S. Housing Boom Isn’t a Bubble

Boise leads the nation in price reductions at 920%.

Unleash your LIONs

The Local Investment Opportunity Network (LION) of Port Townsend, Washington, was formed in 2006 with a simple premise: local relationships are the basis for local investments.

Why child-care workers are quitting

Working in a day care is a demanding job — but the pay is typically around just $12 an hour, and often without benefits. Many child-care workers have quit during the pandemic, leaving parents without options and struggling to return to work themselves.

A War For Talent Is Starting—Spoiler Alert: Workers Will Win

It’s incredulous to see the economy and job market heating up, when only a few months ago, we were mired in misery. In a dramatic comeback, Americans are finding new jobs.

Nick Offerman extols the virtue of the great outdoors amid the pandemic

Offerman had the general overview of the book laid out for years, inspired by the writings of his favorite agrarians. He’d also already visited Glacier National Park for a week with famous friends Jeff Tweedy and George Saunders, an adventure that readers will find out all about in the book.

Another Global Pandemic Is Spreading—Among Pigs

African swine fever killed half the pigs in China. There is no vaccine and no treatment. Now it’s in the Caribbean and on the doorstep of the US.

A Systems Approach to Scaling Rural Co-op Efforts to Expand the Fiber Edge

The deployment in Turney will combine multiple wireless technologies into a single architecture using Radio Frequency (RF)-over-Fiber technology.