County to Forest Service: Reduce forest fuels now


April 6, 2022

Courtesy of Linn County

Willamette National Forest Supervisor David Warnack addresses the Linn County Board of Commissioners on March 29.

Commissioners to Forest Service: Reduce forest fuels now

Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker on Tuesday, March 29, expressed concerns to Willamette National Forest representatives that western Oregon would likely experience more massive fires unless the U.S. Forest Service makes policy changes regarding timber harvesting, forest floor fuel loads and firefighting priorities.

WNF Supervisor Dave Warnack and Deputy Supervisor Duane Bishop provided the commissioners with information about plans for fire recovery, fire preparedness and opening public access....

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