Plan for Improving Health of Forests Questioned

Laramie, WY – Conservation groups are questioning an effort by U.S. Forest Service managers in Wyoming to court logging interests in the name of improving forest health.
Forest supervisors for the Bridger-Teton and Shoshone national forests signed a letter to loggers noting that forest health is being threatened by insects and large wildfires.
The letter and an accompanying questionnaire asks loggers and wood industry officials for information about their operations in order to gauge their ability to remove dead and dying trees.
The Foundation for Deep Ecology says if the forest supervisors really wanted to improve forest health, they would leave the forest alone.