Is Anyone Minding the Store?

For three years I’ve been wondering whether anyone in USDA pays attention to what the Forest Service does or says. Left to its own devices, the Forest Service is capable of much mischief. Here’s today’s example, from the “National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy“: Wildland fire management actions are guided by a suite of laws, …

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Needed: BLM and FS Lobbying Organization? “National Reserve Conservation Association”

Last week I was in DC and got a chance to ask some knowledgeable folks about the spate of “forests to parks” that have been proposed recently and discussed on this blog. My personal opinion: I’d like all public land managers to have the funding to protect resources and to manage public use as appropriate. …

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