U.S. Ag Secretary Pushes for Implementation of Administration’s Vision for Forestland Usage

The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture is urging all regional foresters to quickly implement the administrations vision for forestland usage. The administration’s “vision,” includes increased forest thinning, more timber production, more grazing of livestock and shorter environmental reviews on land the Forest Service oversees. In his note, to all 9 regional foresters, the Secretary also points out that through the first three-quarters of fiscal 2020, the Forest Service has only sold 1.194 billion board feet of timber, less than in any of the four previous years.

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