September 12, 2013 | From Rapid City Journal ~~~
One of the things blocking the application of new forestry practices is the inability of the USFS to change when faced with mounting evidence. In this case we’re talking about the no-cut, no-burn” policies of the past which have resulted in unhealthy forests and fire susceptible stands of timber.
Nationally things are beginning to change, as is pointed out in this article from the Rapid City Journal, ND.
A South Dakota congressman added his voice Friday to a debate about controversial rule changes under consideration by the U.S. Forest Service that are intended to reduce the time spent by the agency on environmental reviews. READ MORE